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Joely Richardson Leads Trevor Nunn's THE WARS OF THE ROSES, Starting Tonight at Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Rose Theatre Kingston presents THE WARS OF THE ROSES, beginning tonight 16 September and running through 31 October 2015, with press performances for all three plays on 3 October. (more...)

NYTB's New Works Series to Return Next Week with THE WHITE ROSE and MATCHES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

New York Theatre Barn, which incubates, develops, and produces new musicals that tell untold stories, today announced that the company will present 'The White Rose' and 'Matches' on Monday, September 19 as a part of its New Works Series. (more...)

Official: Rufus Hound and More Join THE WARS OF THE ROSES at Rose Theatre, Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

It's official! Joining previously announced Joely Richardson, Robert Sheehan and Kare Conradi in THE WARS OF THE ROSES at Rose Theatre, Kingston are: Rufus Hound (Bedford & Bolingbroke), Jack Cade (Rivers), Oliver Cotton (Winchester, Clifford, Hastings), Laurence Spellman (Young Clifford, Richmond), Alex Waldmann (Henry VI, Tyrrell), Susan Tracy (Margery Jourdain, Duchess of York). (more...)

Luxy to Donate All Proceeds of White Roses to Wild Animal Conservation
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

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Alexander Sage Oyen and Jessica Kahkoska's Discount Ghost Stories Releases Debut Album 'Famous Last Words'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Alexander Sage Oyen and Jessica Kahkoska's rock collaboration Discount Ghost Stories releases its debut album, Famous Last Words, today. (more...)

TUNE IN TIME to Return with Halloween Show at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

They're baaaaaaaaack! The York Theatre Company welcomes the return engagement of the game show for musical theater lovers, Tune in Time, presented by Amy Engelhardt and Heather Shields. (more...)

Nana Mouskouri to Return to Toronto with 'Forever Young' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Nana Mouskouri attracts legions of admirers wherever she performs. With an estimated four hundred million albums sold, Nana Mouskouri is among the top 25 recording artists of all time. (more...)

Michael Lorz, Adam Davenport and Edward Tolve Head to MORE SUDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Sam Affoumado's new play 'More Suds' will receive an Equity staged reading with presentations on November 14-15 at the Playroom Theater in Manhattan. Edward Tolve, Michael Lorz, Adam Davenport, Mark Peters and Miguel A. Collado are set to star. (more...)

Off-Broadway's DIASPORA to Host Talkback Series with Cast, Guest Artists
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Diaspora, the new Off-Broadway show by playwright Nathaniel Sam Shapiro, which follows young Jews on a Birthright trip - a journey back to Israel to connect with their heritage - announced a series of talkbacks with the cast and prominent Jewish notables. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Counter-Productions Stages Intense, Captivating RICHARD III
by Veronica Bruscini - May 9, 2015

Counter-Productions Theatre Company's excellent staging of William Shakespeare's RICHARD III is a performance not to be missed. CPTC's RICHARD comes to life in AS220's Black Box theater, a cozy, intimate space utilized brilliantly by the company. (more...)

The Revolutionary New Boganyi Piano To Be Showcased at Armel Opera Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2018

The Armel Opera Festival presents REKA KRISTÓF, soprano, the winner of 'Virtuosi' 2017, Hungary with Aneas HUMM, baritone and Gergely BOGÁNYI, piano. (more...)

Christine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, Opening Tonight at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics moves to center stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts when Anthony Giardina's searing political comic drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION opens for a limited run in May. (more...)

Christine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, Starting Tonight at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics moves to center stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts when Anthony Giardina's searing political comic drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION opens for a limited run this month. (more...)

Inland Pacific Ballet to Present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 4/25-5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2015

Southern California's premiere professional ballet company, Inland Pacific Ballet (IPB), celebrating its 20th season, presents Beauty and the Beast, a breathtaking full-length ballet based on the time honored fairy tale with 10 performances taking place from April 25 through May 16, 2015 in theaters within the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. A creative interpretation of this universal story of inner beauty, IPB's encore presentation promises a visual feast full of romance and drama. Stunning sets, brilliant dancing, gorgeous costumes and a stirring musical score that will transport audiences to an enchanted fairy tale world filled with fanciful characters, a charming village, an enchanted forest and the Beast's magnificent castle, all vividly illustrating the drama and romance of this beloved story and the transformative power of love. (more...)

The Great Yorkshire Fringe Festival Returning in July
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?The first Great Yorkshire Fringe was such a roaring success that it's coming back in July - and is promising to serve up even more of the very best comedians, music and family entertainment from all over the world in York's historic city centre. (more...)

Main Street Theater Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Main Street Theater (MST) announces its 43rd Season which includes eight productions on the MainStage and seven at its Theater for Youth for 2018-2019. (more...)

Bar of the Week: SEL RROSE on the Lower East Side
by Cline Bossart - Mar 9, 2016

Food + Wine contributor Celine Bossart names Sel Rrose as Broadway World's Bar of the Week (more...)

BWW Review: Let Us Sit and Tell Sad Stories of THE DEATH OF KINGS
by Maggie Yates - Mar 4, 2016

Death of Kings weaves Richard II, Henry IV (parts 1 and 2), Henry V, Henry VI (parts 1, 2, and 3), and Richard III, into a fast-moving onslaught of conflict and mayhem that ceaselessly emphasizes the play's theme and title: the succession of royal lineage via death, murder, and dethronement. (more...)

The Great Yorkshire Fringe Returns For 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Taking over York city centre for the fourth year running, The Great Yorkshire Fringe promises exciting theatre and comedy to entertain the whole family, plus world food and craft beer galore. Spread over eleven days, the 2018 festival will take place in the heart of York, transforming Parliament Street into a village green with the spectacular White Rose Rotunda and Turn Pot Spiegeltents, as well as hosting events at the stunning Grand Opera House and pop up venues throughout the city. (more...)

Nana Mouskouri to tour Australia in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

Legendary Greek superstar NANA MOUSKOURI returns to Australia in April this year for five exclusive concerts. (more...)

Inland Pacific Ballet to Present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 4/25-5/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Southern California's premiere professional ballet company, Inland Pacific Ballet (IPB), celebrating its 20th season, presents Beauty and the Beast, a breathtaking full-length ballet based on the time honored fairy tale with 10 performances taking place from April 25 through May 16, 2015 in theaters within the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. A creative interpretation of this universal story of inner beauty, IPB's encore presentation promises a visual feast full of romance and drama. Stunning sets, brilliant dancing, gorgeous costumes and a stirring musical score that will transport audiences to an enchanted fairy tale world filled with fanciful characters, a charming village, an enchanted forest and the Beast's magnificent castle, all vividly illustrating the drama and romance of this beloved story and the transformative power of love. (more...)

The Great Yorkshire Fringe Comes To York This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

The hugely popular The Great Yorkshire Fringe will bring an eclectic mix of comedy, theatre, cabaret and magic shows, as well as the best food and drink the North has to offer to York for an eleven-day festival. Now in its fourth year, the festival offers a wide variety of entertainment for everybody from proud Yorkies to the curious under-tens; the magic show admirer to the jazz connoisseur. All served up with a feast of food stalls and cementing itself as one of the biggest events in York's cultural calendar, The Great Yorkshire Fringe celebrates York's recently attained title of the Sunday Times' 'Best Place To Live In The UK' 2018. The festival will put the City Centre in the spotlight as it transforms Parliament Street into a village green with the spectacular White Rose Rotunda and Turn Pot Spiegeltents, and host events at the stunning Grand Opera House and pop up venues throughout the city. (more...)

BRIDGE STREET BELLY DANCE Returns To BST On Saturday, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

???????A thrilling, empowering, and spiritual experience awaits audiences on Saturday evening June 16th when Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre hosts its 2nd Annual performance of "Bridge Street Belly Dance". Organized, as was last year's sold-out event, by Francesca Avani, the evening will feature performances by a dazzling array of artists from all over New York, New Jersey, California, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire in a kaleidoscopic display of the art of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance. Based in ancient traditions, Tribal Fusion is a vital, growing, evolving art form, being presented in Catskill by some of its finest and most accomplished practitioners. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright David Meyers Explores the Cost of Freedom in CATF's WE WILL NOT BE SILENT
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jun 26, 2017

If doing the right thing meant losing your life and history potentially never remembering you, would you do it anyway? (more...)

Inamori Foundation Announces Three Laureates of 2016 Kyoto Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

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THE WHITE ROSE Comes to Jack Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Based on a true story, The White Rose recounts the final days of Sophie Scholl, a 21-year-old student, who led the only major act of German civil disobedience during the Second World War. Sophie, along with her brother Hans, published underground anti-Nazi leaflets calling for the peaceful overthrow of Hitler. (more...)

Trevor Nunn to Stage THE WARS OF THE ROSES at Rose Theatre Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its most ambitious project to date - this autumn the Rose stage will be transformed into a battlefield for The Wars of the Roses, a gripping adaptation of four of Shakespeare's history plays, directed by Trevor Nunn. The productions will play in rep from 16 September until 31 October, with press performances for all three plays on 3 October. (more...)

Official: Rufus Hound and More Join THE WARS OF THE ROSES at Rose Theatre, Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

It's official! Joining previously announced Joely Richardson, Robert Sheehan and Kare Conradi in THE WARS OF THE ROSES at Rose Theatre, Kingston are: Rufus Hound (Bedford & Bolingbroke), Jack Cade (Rivers), Oliver Cotton (Winchester, Clifford, Hastings), Laurence Spellman (Young Clifford, Richmond), Alex Waldmann (Henry VI, Tyrrell), Susan Tracy (Margery Jourdain, Duchess of York). (more...)

CalArts Announces New Season Including China and France Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

With two world premieres-a French/American co-production and another launching in China-and the continuing development of new productions, CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) announces its 2017-2018 season of original works. Highlights include Fantomas-Revenge of the Image, directed by Travis Preston, making its world premiere at China's Wuzhen Festival; and conceived and directed by Arnaud Meunier, the world premiere of Fore! at La Comedie de Saint-Etienne will kick off a four-city tour of France and Belgium. At the same time, CNP will host a roster of distinguished artists-in-residence at CalArts to develop additional new works of theater. (more...)

Theatre NOVA Kicks Off 2017-2018 Season with THE REVOLUTIONISTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the Michigan premiere of "The Revolutionists" by Lauren Gunderson. (more...)

Full Company Announced for Rose Theatre Kingston's THE WARS OF THE ROSES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the full company for The Wars of the Roses. Trevor Nunn will direct Oscar Batterham (John Talbot/Son who killed his father), Freddy Carter (company), Kare Conradi (Dauphin/Edward IV), Oliver Cotton (Winchester/Clifford/Hastings), Jim Creighton (Burgandy/Simpcox/Stafford/Father who killed his son/Ely), Imogen Daines (Joan of Arc/Lady Bona/Lady Anne), Harry Egan (company), Alexandra Gilbreath (Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester/Elizabeth), Alexander Hanson (Richard, Duke of York/Buckingham), Rufus Hound (Bedford/Bolingbroke/Jack Cade/Rivers), James de Lauch Hay (company), Geoff Leesley (Exeter/Mortimer/Lord Mayor/Lt of the Tower), Owen Oakeshott (Somerset/Ratcliff), Joely Richardson (Margaret), Robert Sheehan (Alencon/Richard III), James Simmons (Talbot/John Hume/Norfolk/First Murderer), Laurence Spellman (Bastard of Orleans/Young Clifford/Richmond/Second Murderer), Susan Tracy (Margery Jourdain/Duchess of York), Alex Waldmann (Henry VI/Tyrrel), Timothy Walker (Warwick/Catesby), Andrew Woodall (Gloucester/Iden/Derby) and Michael Xavier (Suffolk/George of Clarence). (more...)

BWW Review: A Gripping Struggle for Souls: WE WILL NOT BE SILENT at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 13, 2017

If by betraying her principles Scholl could prolong her life, as opposed to adhering to her principles, dying, and having no impact at all, which choice should she make? And this is not just her existential question: It is her interrogator Grunwald's as well. It would appear that Grunwald has made the opposite choice. But has he? At the very end of the play, that question is reopened. (more...)

New Jersey Rep Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2018

NJ Rep has announced their 2018 lineup. Check it out below! (more...)

Fleur'd Pins Blossoms Their Limited Edition Ella & Renata White Roses To Benefit The #TIMESUP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

WHITE ROSES ! GET YOUR WHITE ROSES ! As the 60 Annual Grammy Awards is just days away, Fleur'd Pins, the sophisticated men's lapel flowers have unveiled their White Leather Limited - Edition Ella & Renata Roses. Parallel with the recent announcement by Voices of Entertainment ; celebrities, entertainers and presenters will wear white roses to The Grammys supporting Hollywood's " Time's Up " initiative against workplace sexual harassment. The White Rose has been a timeless symbol of respect, hope, innocence and sympathy and now a symbol of progress that is worn above the heart this Sunday. Handcrafted in New York City, (more...)

Music's Biggest Night to Demonstrate Support for Time's Up Movement
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

In a recent report from ET, it appears the biggest stars in the entertainment industry will show their support for the Time's Up movement by wearing a white rose at the 90th Annual Grammy Awards. Music stars such as Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora and Bebe Rexha have already confirmed their support of this decision and are expected to display the symbol of unity at the presentation on Sunday, January 28th. (more...)

American Library Association Announces 2017 Youth Media Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

ATLANTA, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards at its Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. (more...)

MTF to Rock Out at Joe's Pub with Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Musical Theatre Factory, under the direction of Artistic Director, Shakina Nayfack, has announced that it will present Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDS, a new rock musical with book, music and additional lyrics by Alexander Sage Oyen and book, archival research, and adapted text by Jessica Kahkoska, direction by Austin Regan and musical direction by Luke McGinnis, January 23 at 7pm at the Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

The Duplex Cabaret Theatre Presents IN THE WORKS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Honeck-Moss Productions presents "In The Works." This exciting series is in it's Second Season and was conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment. It is also an opportunity to create community among the composers and their performers. (more...)

BWW Review: Wit, Sequins and Feathers Fly in THE FABULOUS CERI DUPREE SHOW at Gate69
by David Fick - Feb 11, 2018

There is something thoroughly fabulous about watching a performer who knows exactly who they are doing what they were born to do. THE FABULOUS CERI DUPREE SHOW offers Capetonian audiences an opportunity to see just such an artist at Gate69, with Ceri Dupree having returned to South Africa for this limited season at the Mother City's Purple Palace on Bree. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch Stars in THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WAR OF THE ROSES on PBS, 12/25
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses, the lavish three-part follow-up to the BAFTA winning The Hollow Crown, which aired in 2013 on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, concludes on Sunday, December 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS with Benedict Cumberbatch in Richard III. (more...)

Theatre Nova Adds Leadership Positions to Management Team for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor's professional playwrights' theater, now finishing up its second year of operations, is proud to announce additions to its leadership team. Founding Artistic Director, Carla Milarch, will be joined by Diane Hill and David Wolber who will both serve as Producing Artistic Directors. These experienced administrators will join the existing Theatre Nova team of Daniel C. Walker, Becky Fox, and Emilio Rodriguez in their quest to establish the group as a major theatre destination. The new, expanded team is excited to help lead the organization forward and is preparing for a number of new and exciting developments including announcing a "Supra-Season," establishing a season subscription program, continuing to improve the facility, and announcing special partnerships in the community. Theatre Nova is making a name for hot-off-the-press new works, with plays such as the new musical "Irrational" by David Wells and R. MacKenzie Lewis, and local playwright Kim Carney's poignant new work, "Katherine," along with "Mr. Joy" by Daniel Beaty, all recent critical and box office hits. (more...)

BWW Review: WE WILL NOT BE SILENT at CATF
by Johnna Leary - Aug 2, 2017

We Will Not Be Silent at CATF is an extraordinary theatrical experience based on true events. College student Sophie Scholl is arrested and interrogated by a German Nazi officer (not entirely unsympathetic to her cause) for the only act of civil disobedience protesting Hitler by a German citizen during the Second World War. (more...)

Christine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King to Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics moves to center stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts when Anthony Giardina's searing political comic drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION opens for a limited run in May. (more...)

Armel Opera Festival Presents Réka Kristóf, Soprano
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

The Armel Opera Festival presents REKA KRISTÓF, soprano the winner of 'Virtuosi' 2017, Hungary with Aneas HUMM, baritone and Gergely BOGÁNYI, piano.  This special concert is on Wednesday, May 16 at 8:00 pm at Well Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall). Peter Klein is the executive Producer. The program will include some concert classics by some of Hungary's famous composers, and those of other world renowned composers.  Tickets will soon be available.   (more...)

Kathryn Gallagher, Garth Taylor and Sydney Torin Shepherd Join HALF BAKED Concert in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Kathryn Gallagher (Dust Can't Kill Me , Spring Awakening), Garth Taylor (The Rooks), and Sydney Torin Shepherd (First Date) join the company of HALF BAKED, a new theatrical concert experience showcasing three new works in progress by songwriter, Elliah Heifetz ( Dust Can't Kill Me), and director, Srda Vasiljevic (Dust Can't Kill Me, Spring Awakening). (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera to Close Out Season with THE MERRY WIDOW, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Boston, MA – April 7, 2016 – Boston Lyric Opera closes its 2015/16 Season with composer Franz Lehár's classic comic operetta The Merry Widow, whose light-hearted fun within the fictional Pontevedrian Embassy in Paris plays out among international diplomats as the dark clouds of World War I gather on the horizon. This new BLO production of The Merry Widowopens April 29 for a five-performance run through May 8 at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSMShubert Theatre in Boston. (more...)

Inland Pacific Ballet Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Now thru 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

Southern California's premiere professional ballet company, Inland Pacific Ballet (IPB), celebrating its 20th season, presents Beauty and the Beast, a breathtaking full-length ballet based on the time honored fairy tale with 10 performances taking place from tonight, April 25 through May 16, 2015 in theaters within the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. (more...)

Inland Pacific Ballet to Present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 4/25-5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Southern California's premiere professional ballet company, Inland Pacific Ballet (IPB), celebrating its 20th season, presents Beauty and the Beast, a breathtaking full-length ballet based on the time honored fairy tale with 10 performances taking place from April 25 through May 16, 2015 in theaters within the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. A creative interpretation of this universal story of inner beauty, IPB's encore presentation promises a visual feast full of romance and drama. Stunning sets, brilliant dancing, gorgeous costumes and a stirring musical score that will transport audiences to an enchanted fairy tale world filled with fanciful characters, a charming village, an enchanted forest and the Beast's magnificent castle, all vividly illustrating the drama and romance of this beloved story and the transformative power of love. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Ballet's CARMINA BURANA and LAYLA & THE MAJNUN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 22, 2016

Nashville Ballet brings its 30th anniversary season to a close with two works choreographed by artistic director and CEO Paul Vasterlling:  a dazzlingly intricate and grand revival of Carmina Burana, set to the timeless music of Carl Orff, and the world premiere of Layla & The Majnun, which features the music of composer Richard Danielpour, which recreates one of the world's oldest love stories from Persian culture. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera to Close Out Season with THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

Boston, MA - April 7, 2016 - Boston Lyric Opera closes its 2015/16 Season with composer Franz Lehar's classic comic operetta The Merry Widow, whose light-hearted fun within the fictional Pontevedrian Embassy in Paris plays out among international diplomats as the dark clouds of World War I gather on the horizon. This new BLO production of The Merry Widowopens April 29 for a five-performance run through May 8 at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSMShubert Theatre in Boston. (more...)

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