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(New York, NY)
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016
 It was announced today Tony Award-Winner Cynthia Erivo and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will star in a special one-night-only benefit concert version of Jason Robert Brown's seminal musical, The Last Five Years, with the composer himself leading the orchestra. Produced by SubCulture and Jason Robert Brown, the evening will take place at Town Hall (123 West 43rd St), and 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Brady Center, the national organization determined to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018
The Newport Opera House Association ('NOHA') is pleased to announce the cast for the hilarious comedy THE FOREIGNER, written by Larry Shue and directed by Christopher Rex Jacobs.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015
Ian Danter is an incredibly talented multi- instrumentalist and songwriter who released his debut album 'Prove You Wrong” to great critical acclaim in 2013 – he is also very well known as a sports broadcaster on talkSPORT Radio in the UK. Ian also plays drums with the longest running KISS tribute band Dressed To Kill. His musical influences include Dio, Rush, Foo Fighters, Wildhearts, Cheap Trick, Jellyfish, Pantera, Journey and Aerosmith, to name a few. Now much to the excitement of Ian's fans worldwide, his sophomore album titled “Second Time Around” will be released on Cherry Red Records in September 25, 2015!
by David Clarke - Sep 20, 2018
Taped during the 2017 London engagement, the Christopher Wheeldon directed and choreographed Tony-winning musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS comes to movie theaters in the United States on September 20 and 23. The live capture, distributed by Trafalgar Releasing, features the original Broadway stars in the critically acclaimed musical, which is inspired by the Oscar-winning 1951 MGM film of the same title. To get the scoop on the musical and the film, we chatted with Wheeldon about it.
by Peter Nason - Sep 13, 2015
Jonelle Meyer, Owen Robertson and Jordan Foote save the day with their performances in this trio of one act plays by half of the famed Coen Brothers.
by Marianka Swain - Sep 12, 2016
Performance artist Brian Lobel has spent 12 years creating innovative work out of difficult personal experiences and tough topics. He's now joined forces with Bryony Kimmings and Complicite to create the highly anticipated new musical A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer, which premieres at Manchester's HOME on 20 September, then plays Exeter Northcott and the National Theatre.
by Fiona Scott - Sep 11, 2019
Australian actor Josh Piterman has recently taken over the leading role in the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera, celebrating its 33rd year at Her Majesty's Theatre. He spoke to BroadwayWorld about playing the 'Angel of Music'.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018
A new musical is being developed by a Nova Scotian writing team that will feature songs originally made famous by Anne Murray, the Grammy-award-winning singer from Springhill, Nova Scotia. The show just underwent a 2-week developmental workshop in Halifax with an 11-member cast of actors. The workshop culminated in a staged reading presentation at the Bella Rose Arts Centre this past Friday. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018
Emma Hatton Releases EP THIRTY THREE AND A THIRD
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 25, 2018
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the critically acclaimed production of John Logan's Red with Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch will be screened in selected cinemas across the UK and North America on November 7 2018. Filmed at the Wyndham's Theatre, where it completes its run on July 28, the production is based on Grandage's original 2009 Donmar Warehouse production, that went on to win six Tony Awards including for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017
It is winter. Into his derelict household shrine Aston brings Davies, a tramp - but a tramp with pretensions, even if to the world he may be a pathetic old creature.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2017
An old bum receives shelter in a cluttered room of an abandoned house. Aston lives in personal and emotional isolation, tinkering with gadgets and dreaming of building a shed out in the yard. And Mick, who carries on like a man of affairs, inhabits a dream world that resembles an extrovert's nightmares.
by Kyle Christopher West - Oct 19, 2018
Broadway World sits down with Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) President Kenneth T. Novice to discuss the importance of arts education, making musical theatre accessible to all and the upcoming 2018 DSM Gala, An Evening with the Best of Broadway.
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 14, 2016
Today, stage legend Ben Vereen talks exclusively with BroadwayWorld about 'having a ball' during the filming of FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!
by Natasha Ashley - Oct 11, 2017
Broadway in Syracuse opens its new season with the hilariously entertaining A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. The musical comedy, based on the 1907 novel Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal by Roy Horniman, features a clever book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak. The touring production of the four-time Tony Award-winning musical, including the 2014 Tony for Best Musical, offers pure entertainment with its over the top characters, memorable tunes, and engaging plot.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017
After a 5-year hiatus, Ballet Arizona and Desert Botanical Garden are collaborating again for the return of MOMIX's Opus Cactus for three performances only, Jan. 12-13, 2018 in the magical setting of the Orpheum Theatre. MOMIX's dancers take audiences on a dynamic journey where their bodies become towering cacti and brings the landscape of the American Southwest to life through the illusionistic style of Opus Cactus. Opus Cactus was created in 1999 as a 20-minute act in 1999 for Ballet Arizona.
by Marianka Swain - Nov 25, 2016
Mark Umbers' diverse work includes Home Fires and Mistresses on screen and, on stage, The Glass Menagerie at the Apollo Theatre and the acclaimed revival of Merrily We Roll Along at Menier Chocolate Factory. He's returned to the Menier for She Loves Me, whose plot - two feuding employees in a Budapest shop are also, unbeknownst to them, one another's romantic pen pals - also formed the basis for the Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan film You've Got Mail. Umbers stars opposite Scarlett Strallen, and the show begins previews on 25 November.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018
The Newport Opera House Association ('NOHA') is pleased to announce the cast for the hilarious comedy THE FOREIGNER, written by Larry Shue and directed by Christopher Rex Jacobs.
by Rich Mehrenberg - Nov 13, 2017
AMY MARIE MCCLEARY (Director/Choreographer) is currently a resident director/choreographer for Prather Entertainment Group where she has performed, directed and choreographed for the past twelve years. Most recently, she choreographed the new national tour of The Wizard of Oz with Apex Touring. At the Dutch Apple she has directed and choreographed Cats, Hairspray, 9 to 5 and I Love A Piano.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016
Open Book Theatre Company is excited to present the world premiere of a beautiful new play by Emily Rosenbaum.
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 27, 2016
Is it just me or is everyone else amazed by how quickly 2016 seems to be moving - in a theatrical sense, at least - and what with Memorial Day Weekend upon us, we're gobsmacked (gobsmacked, I tell ya!) by the wide range of productions offered up by Tennessee theater companies this weekend. Included are Street Theatre Company's Assassins, Center for the Arts' 42nd Street down in Murfreesboro, Rumors out at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre and the final performance of The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers at Cumberland County Playhouse.
by Christine Swerczek - May 15, 2018
WICKED, quite possibly 'The Best Musical of the Decade' returns to Omaha's Orpheum Theatre May 16. Jon Robert Hall, who plays Fiyero in the national tour, is a man of many talents. Take a look.
by Robert Sennett - May 1, 2018
The Trojan War: Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare, Modern English verse translation by Lillian Groag; The Trojan Women by Euripides, new English translation by Guy Roberts and Rebecca Greene Udden. Directed by Guy Roberts and Rebecca Green Udden.
by Marianka Swain - Mar 7, 2017
Actress and singer Rachel Tucker has impressed in leading musical theatre roles both in the West End and on Broadway, including Wicked, We Will Rock You and The Last Ship. She's also performed in plays such as Alan Ayckbourn's Communicating Doors and released an album. Now, she's embarking on her first solo tour, which travels the UK this summer and also transfers to New York in September.
by Leigh Scheps - Mar 28, 2018
The musical, The People in the Picture, is getting a makeover as a new production is being mounted at 3Below in San Jose, California with performances beginning April 26th. Making its west coast premiere, it's the first time the show has been back on stage since its 2011 debut on Broadway at Roundabout Theatre Company's Studio 54 starring Donna Murphy, who was nominated for a Tony Award for her role as Bubbie/Raisel.
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 26, 2019
Was the pairing of Iain Bell and Mark Campbell--respectively, composer and librettist of New York City Opera's (NYCO) world premiere STONEWALL--'love at first sight”? I asked them. We were at the workshop in New York earlier this month that allowed them and director Leonard Foglia to cross the t's and dot the i's (and hear their new work performed).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017
1812 Productions, Philadelphia's all comedy theatre company, will present the Philadelphia premiere of Marc Camoletti's raucous farce Happy Birthday.
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 22, 2019
The 2019 Ritz Theatre season will open with 'John & Jen' at 7:35 p.m. April 4-6 and at 2 p.m., April 7 at the Ritz Theatre, 111 W. Third St., Sheffield. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. 'John & Jen' is a musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and book by Lippa and Greenwald. Lippa went on to write the music and lyrics for the stage musicals 'Wild Party', 'The Addams Family' and 'Big Fish.'
by Rona Kelly - Mar 13, 2019
Jessie Nelson penned the book of the musical, which is based on Adrienne Shelly's 2007 film. With the show now playing to audiences around the world, Jessie discusses honouring and adapting Shelly's story for the stage, and how audiences have responded.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
Legendary film composer John Williams conducts a brand-new album of many of his beloved movie themes in stunning new adaptations written especially for his superstar violinist friend and collaborator Anne-Sophie Mutter. Recorded in Hollywood, Across the Stars will be released on 30 August on Deutsche Grammophon and includes familiar themes from blockbuster films including Star Wars and Harry Potter, as never heard before.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018
Established and emerging artists from all over the world are invited to join in the fun and explore the amazing opportunities provided by Australia's largest arts festival, Adelaide Fringe.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 26, 2019
a?oeHELLO, DOLLY! is the classic American musical,a?? affirms its star Charis Leos. And her colleagues and cast mates on the panel, Lauren Blackman, Matt Gibson, and Jason E. Simon, enthusiastically concur. Not only does it have a perfect score, a heartwarming book, colorful characters, and a healthy dose of irresistible comedy, but it is also infused with some messages of lasting significance. It is these takeaway meanings that these cast members are eager to discuss with BWW's Maine editor Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold at MSMT's PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAIN on July 24 at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018
A Spoonful of Sherman coming to St Helens Theatre Royal from Mon 26 - Wed 28 February, is a new musical stage show from Robert J Sherman which tells the compelling story of one family's century-long, award-winning musical journey.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018
Tood, Weetsie, and Sybil are brides in rural Louisiana in 1943. Each married a Cliffert brother. The men are off to war and a local news story about these young wives keeping the home fires burning intrigues Henry Luce. He decides that they belong on the cover of Life magazine and assigns Kate Miller to the story. She has been covering the war in Europe and, though she views doing a 'women's piece' as a career set-back, she accepts because it will be her first cover story. Kate spends a week with the Cliffert women and her haughty urban attitude gives way to sympathy as she begins to understand them while coming face-to-face with her own powerlessness in a man's world. Filled with charm and fun, The Cover of Life is a deeply affecting story about the struggle for self-worth. 'A picture-perfect story' - New York Times.
by Student Blogger: Ashlyn Elliott - Feb 7, 2018
The everyday grind of a theatre conservatory, and life beyond that, can be so weighing. To a degree, most everything we do is considered fabulous or not so hot by whoever is our audience that day. In a society that is based so heavily on other's harsh opinions, it is imperative that we exercise our personal validation daily. This means celebrating.
by Rona Kelly - Feb 4, 2019
With rehearsals underway for As You Like It, this is a formative time for Lucy in what is her first encounter with not only the play, but also the character. Talking ensemble and expectations, Lucy also shares her initial impressions of Rosalind, namely (and in her own words): 'How has she not been in my life before now?!'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017
The genius of David Bowie's innovative range of musical styles influenced multiple generations of groundbreaking music. Hear his iconic music like never before when the Richmond Symphony, joined by a full rock band, performs Windborne's "Music of David Bowie" today, February 25 at 8pm at the Altria Theater.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Feb 24, 2017
The wonderful thing about fringe theatre is the variety and quality of what can be produced in a tiny space, with very little budget. Creativity is key to make an audience return to what is essentially the back room of a pub with slightly uncomfortable seating. Madam Butterfly is the latest creative offering from the King's Head Theatre, who has a well-known reputation for producing innovative and unique shows in such a room.
by Molly Tracy - Feb 14, 2017
The genius of David Bowie's innovative range of musical styles influenced multiple generations of groundbreaking music. Hear his iconic music like never before when the Richmond Symphony, joined by a full rock band, performs Windborne's "Music of David Bowie" on Saturday, February 25 at 8pm at the Altria Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2015
Absolutely Magic and Andrew Pinard will present Discovering Magic at The Players' Ring, 105 Marcy Street, Portsmouth NH as part of the Main Stage Series on December 26 (shows at 2, 5, and 8pm) and 27 (shows at 2 and 5pm). Tickets are $15 with discounts for students, seniors, and Players' Ring members. To reserve, visit www.playersring.org or call 603-436-8123.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017
UNITED THEATRICAL and MUSICWORLD (UK) announce a special 100 year anniversary UK tour of ROBERT J. SHERMAN's 'A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN, the new musical stage show featuring the songs of the Oscar-winning brothers: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015
Absolutely Magic and Andrew Pinard will present Discovering Magic at The Players' Ring, 105 Marcy Street, Portsmouth NH as part of the Main Stage Series on December 26 (shows at 2, 5, and 8pm) and 27 (shows at 2 and 5pm). Tickets are $15 with discounts for students, seniors, and Players' Ring members. To reserve, visit www.playersring.org or call 603-436-8123.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018
This weekend, human rights organization Amnesty International USA in partnership with live music events startup Sofar Sounds hosted a powerful evening of collective action along with an intimate concert experience featuring stripped down performances by singer/songwriter and activist Lauren Jauregui and Roc Nation recording artist Victory Boyd all in a surprise popup at General Assembly in the Flatiron neighborhood of New York City. The event, Write for Rights, is aimed at securing justice for eleven women human rights defenders under threat and in need of urgent help as a result of speaking out and taking action against various human rights abuses (learn more about these women by clicking here).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016
The doyenne of South African theatre, Sandra Prinsloo, will play the Montecasino Studio Theatre in OSKAR EN DIE PIENK TANNIE this September . The production is directed by Lara Bye.
by Erica Miner - Aug 26, 2016
Opera is something that you control much less as a conductor
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016
They're dishing up some tasty Rumors at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - along with the bountiful buffet of Southern delicacies - while at Donelson's The Larry Keeton Theatre, the last two performances of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest are served up this weekend, and the national touring company of Mamma Mia! winds up its weeklong stand at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall. And the intrepid Nashville Repertory Theatre Professional Interns present their very own production of Gruesome Playground Injuries.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016
Open Book Theatre Company is excited to present the world premiere of a beautiful new play by Emily Rosenbaum.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra today announced two summer concerts. On Thursday, June 16, 8:00 p.m., the Orchestra will perform Great American Music at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, and on Saturday, June 25, 8:00 p.m.,The Music of The Eagles: A Tribute to Glenn Frey, at Chastain Park Amphitheatre.