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West side of Broadway between 32nd & 33rd

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Based on the play Smilin' Through by Allen Langdon Martin and Jane Cowl


Rick Dildine to Become Artistic Director at Alabama Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Rick Dildine, artistic and executive director of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, will join Alabama Shakespeare Festival as Artistic Director. In his new role, Dildine will oversee an operation that produces 10 productions in two venues set in a 250-acre park with an annual budget of $8.1 million and more than 230 employees. He will assume his new responsibilities Aug. 1.  (more...)

Polarized Politics to Hit the Parking Lot with Drilling Company's HENRY VI PART 3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

We can gain insight into our current polarized politics from Shakespeare's plays on the Wars of the Roses. That's why Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, presented by The Drilling Company, will present 'Henry VI Part 3' from July 27 to August 12. (more...)

SOPAC's 2017 Gala to Honor Local Luminaries This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The South Orange Performing Arts Center celebrates the contributions of three local leaders at its 2017 Gala, October 28, 6-11 p.m.  (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 23, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, CHICAGO, and more! (more...)

MediaMax Network Announces MMN Community, New Philanthropic Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

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Photo Coverage: Sheldon Harnick, Margery Harnick & Matt Harnick Launch Their New Book KOI
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 20, 2017

Sheldon Harnick wrote the words for the songs in Fiddler, The Rothchilds, and lyrics for many other historic tunes, but he also wrote the words in a new book of photographs by his wife Margery Gray and son Matt Harnick.  The book was launched at a party attended by lots of his Broadway friends at TAO  in NYC and Broadwayworld was there.  Like his songs, the photographs in KOI are a thing of beauty and create wonderful feelings. (more...)

Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash Get TOUGH & TENDER at Daryl's House Club 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, will offer their North American fans a dynamic concert experience on the 2017 "Tough & Tender" Tour. In addition to the high-powered, all-out rockers the band is known for delivering, the guys will turn down the volume (but not the intensity) and treat audiences to acoustic versions of some of their classic hits. (more...)

DANCE FOR LIFE Chicago 2017 Takes Place 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The 26th annual Dance for Life Chicago will exemplify Chicago's versatile and virtuoso dance community with the eight companies that are performing August 19 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance, presents this annual benefit performance, which is preceded by a gala reception at the Hilton Chicago. (more...)

Tom Rush and Livingston Taylor Come to SOPAC 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Folk legends Tom Rush and Livingston Taylor will take the stage at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 16 at 8 p.m. in a spectacular double bill celebrating the spirit of folk music. Both artists have careers that have seen them celebrated through the decades, and earned them legions of loyal fans.  (more...)

ALGONQUIN HIGHWAY Comes to Toronto Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

When cars and friendships break down, sometimes it takes an Algonquin Highway to set the fix. 2 childhood friends separated by 5 years apart and numerous life-changing events + 1 flat tire, a mess of expectations and a whole lot of resentment…What will they talk about? (more...)

Ocean Grove's 63rd Annual Choir Festival Coming Up This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

One of Ocean Grove's most steadfast and beloved traditions, the Annual Choir Festival, now in its 63rd season, returns on Sunday July 9 at 7:00 p.m. in The Great Auditorium This year's theme is 'In The Footsteps of Our Savior.' (more...)

Maira Menounos Steps Down as Co-Anchor of E! NEWS
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Maria Menounos and E! announced that she will step down as Co-Anchor of E! NEWS, a position she's held since 2015 after joining the network in 2014. (more...)

Charlottesville Opera's 40th Summer Season Begins Soon
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

The renamed Charlottesville Opera's 40th summer season begins later this month with performances at The Paramount Theater of Verdi's tragic masterpiece, Rigoletto and Rodgers and Hammerstein's landmark musical, Oklahoma!. (more...)

Programme Announced For Ocean Grove's 63rd Annual Choir Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

One of Ocean Grove's most steadfast and beloved traditions, the Annual Choir Festival, now in its 63rd season, returns on Sunday July 9 at 7:00 p.m. in The Great Auditorium. This year's theme is “In The Footsteps of Our Savior.”  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Linda Lavin Plays Helsinki On Broadway
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 30, 2017

On Monday Linda Lavin performed her show titled 'My Second Farewell Concert' in New York City at the legendary Birdland. Last night she said a great musical hello to the Hudson Valley at Helsinki Hudson. (more...)


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The Riant Theatre Announces Finalists for 2017 Strawberry One-Act Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The Riant Theatre's 30th Annual Strawberry One-Act Festival has announced the finalists of the 2017 summer one-act play competition. (more...)

BWW Interview: Adam Shankman's Ever Stepping Up His Dizzy Feet to Share His Love For Dance
by Gil Kaan - Jul 27, 2017

Dizzy Feet Foundation (DFF), co-founded in 2010 by Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman, will again host their annual National Dance Day (NDD) at The Music Center in Los Angeles and The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. this Saturday July 29, 2017. BroadwayWorld and I had the chance to quiz Adam on the importance of dance for him, and for countless others. (more...)

Patr'n Tequila and Acclaimed Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro Create First-of-its-Kind Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Guillermo del Toro, the Oscar-nominated and widely celebrated Mexican film director, designer and screenwriter, has brought his creativity to an unlikely canvas: a partnership with Patrn Tequila, launching today on "International Tequila Day." (more...)

George Street Playhouse's Interim Venue Gets Ready for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Work continues at George Street Playhouse's interim venue at 103 College Farm Road in New Brunswick, N.J., as the theatre prepares to open its 2017-18 mainstage season with an updated version of the off-Broadway hit musical, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, in October. (more...)

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Add Third and Final Hollywood Bowl Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Following the rapid sell out of both their Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22 shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have confirmed a third night at the historic venue on Monday, September 25. Tickets for Monday, September 25 will go on sale Tuesday, July 25 at 10 a.m. PST. (more...)

New Video 'I'm On Fire' From Chuck Negron Makes Emotional Impact
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2017

When Chuck Negron co-penned 'I'm on Fire' he included lyrics that were extremely personal and self-reflective of his life story. The ups and downs of the singer's career and personal life have often been played out in the public eye and it's no secret that he endured an infamous battle with drug addiction in the height of his career with Three Dog Night. Now 25 years sober, the video for the song highlights the highs and lows through images and clips from his rock star life. The new album, titled Negron Generations is available now at ChuckNegron.com and all digital music outlets as announced by ABC News Radio. (more...)

Star-Studded Nashville Concert to Feature Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton in Final Duet
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Blackbird Presents and Kenny Rogers are proud to announce 'All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers' Farewell Concert Celebration,' an all-star concert event taping at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee (more...)

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek Announces Extraordinary Line-up of Experiences Coming to Disney Parks around the Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

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Teamwork Arts Brings Puneeta Roy and Aditya Roy's THE OFFERING to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Offering (Guru Dakshina) is the story of a boy full of wonder and curiosity who dreams of the great warriors of the past and of being one of them. Interwoven is the journey of a mysterious old man, running from a past he cannot face. Fate and chance bring both characters together to change each other's lives. (more...)

Brand2Global Announces Keynote: 'Managing Brands In the Trump Era: Not for the Faint of Heart'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

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Meijer Celebrates National Ice Cream Day with Purple Cow Ice Cream
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Americans are the biggest ice cream consumers in the world, eating approximately 48 pints every year. As National Ice Cream Day approaches, Meijer is helping kick off the festivities with insights on all things ice cream. (more...)

Michael Franti & Spearhead to Perform at Red Rocks Concert 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Expanding on MICHAEL FRANTI's socially and environmentally conscious lifestyle, the singer, songwriter and guitarist has partnered with Zappos For Good, the charity team of Zappos.com. (more...)

HBO to Present Intimate Portrait of Iconic Film Director in SPIELBERG, Premiering 10/7
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

One of the most famous filmmakers in the world, Steven Spielberg pulls back the curtain on his remarkable career more than ever before in the exclusive HBO presentation SPIELBERG (more...)

AT&T Performing Arts Center and Mendelson Entertainment Group present THE COLORS OF CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center and Mendelson Entertainment Group are excited to announce that tickets for The Colors of Christmas featuring Peabo Bryson, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., Ruben Studdard and Jody Watley will go on sale Friday, July 14 at 10 a.m.   (more...)

BWW INTERVIEW Part 1: Matthew Shilvock Ponders Priorities, the Ring, and Steve Jobs
by Erica Miner - Jul 10, 2017

Shilvock is hands-on, overseeing in every facet of the company's management (more...)

Charlie Daniels Band Comes to Warner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Warner Theatre will welcome the CHARLIE DANIELS BAND to the Main Stage on November 18, 2017 at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale July 14 at 10 am. (more...)

When aircraft meets PurePower: HNA and Pratt & Whitney partner in building an environmentally responsible aviation ecosystem
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

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Reba McEntire, Lady Antebellum and More Sign on for 'ALL IN FOR THE GAMBLER' Kenny Rogers Concert Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Music stars Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, Lady Antebellum and Wynonna Judd have been added to the momentous lineup for 'All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers' Farewell Concert Celebration,' an all-star concert event taping at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7PM CT. (more...)

Dolly Parton & More React to Passing of Music Legend Glen Campbell
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Six-time Grammy winner Glen Campbell Glen Campbell, whose many hits including 'Rhinestone Cowboy,' 'Wichita Lineman' and 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix,' passed away Tuesday, August 7th at the age of 81. (more...)

Reba McEntire, Wynonna Judd & More Added to All-Star Concert Honoring Kenny Rogers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Music stars Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, Lady Antebellum and Wynonna Judd have been added to the momentous lineup for 'All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers' Farewell Concert Celebration,' an all-star concert event taping at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7PM CT. (more...)

BWW Review: SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN's Sentimental Journey at Chaffin's Barn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 8, 2017

Theater's power to transform and transport is astonishing and the capability of artists to create a sense of time and place, with words and music and theatrical wizardry to lend a tangible feeling to the experience can leave you breathless. Who'd have ever thought that such thrilling artistry, the very magic of make believe, could be so vividly expressed, so awesomely felt in two hours spent in a backwoods Southern church on a Saturday night in 1938? But that's exactly what happens in Smoke on the Mountain, Connie Ray and Alan Bailey's evocative, down-home musical that lovingly takes its audiences back home again in ways not even Thomas Wolfe may ever have imagined. (more...)

Planet Hollywood Resort and Britney Spears Partner with Louisiana School Boards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

As she prepares to return for another run of her wildly popular headlining residency show, legendary pop icon Britney Spears has announced her partnership with Louisiana School Boards Association, where $1 of every ticket purchased to "Britney: Piece of Me" at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will be donated to public schools in Louisiana. As of August 2017, over $65,000 has been donated to the LSBA as part of Britney's partnership with the organization. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BIKINIS Sing You Back to The Beach at Central Alabama Theater
by David Edward Perry - Aug 6, 2017

'The Bikinis' give due diligence to the variety show formula reminiscent of classic TV specials by Carol Burnett, Debbie Reynolds and Sonny and Cher. (more...)

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Themba Stewart, Writer-Director of RED ALOES
by David Fick - Aug 4, 2017

When Themba Stewart's new play, RED ALOES, opens tonight, it will be the culmination of a long journey that began, for him, in the wake of political violence in the early 1990s. BroadwayWorld South Africa's David Fick interviewed him about this play, which is drawn from his experiences as a child, for this week's Five on Friday. (more...)

FST Summer Season Closes with a ROAR!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Roar! The Music of the 1920s and Beyond. This sassy songbird sings audiences through the end of summer in the John C. Court Cabaret from August 22 through September 24. Tickets may be purchased online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

Fine Arts Associates: Rich History Provides Foundation for Group with Bright Future
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Founded in 1952, the Canton Fine Arts Associates continue to offer friendship, entertainment, learning experiences, and volunteer opportunities to members and the public alike. Monthly luncheon meetings with excellent art-related programs are held from September to May, excluding November. The luncheons are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 11:45 a.m. in the Wilkof Courtyard of the Canton Museum of Art. Guests are most welcome at these luncheon meetings. Attached is the full 2017-18 program schedule. (more...)

New York Latino Film Festival Announces Sponsors for Return This October
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

On the heels of receiving a record number of submissions across all major categories for its highly anticipated 14th edition, The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF), presented by HBO, will make its triumphant return October 11-15 (more...)

Wax Tailor Tour to Stop at the Fox Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Wax Tailor, with Dirty Art Club, will perform a solo set and welcome guest artists to the Fox Theatre on Friday, November 24, 2017. (more...)

Is Liza Minnelli On Her Way Back to the Stage?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Could Liza be gearing up for a return to the stage? Friend of Minnelli, Michael Feinstein told Closer Weekly: "She's talked about putting a show together that she'd like to do with me. Every time we meet, we discuss songs and come up with opening numbers. We'll see!" (more...)

Jethro Tull Announce 50th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

It was on the 2nd of February 1968 at the world-famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street that Jethro Tull first performed under that name. (more...)

Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash Get 'Tough & Tender' on North American Fall Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, will offer their North American fans a dynamic concert experience on the 2017 "Tough & Tender" Tour. In addition to the high-powered, all-out rockers the band is known for delivering, the guys will turn down the volume (but not the intensity) and treat audiences to acoustic versions of some of their classic hits. (more...)

Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash Get 'Tough & Tender' on North American Fall Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, will offer their North American fans a dynamic concert experience on the 2017 “Tough & Tender” Tour. (more...)

2017 BMI R&B/HIP - HOP AWARDS to Honor Patti LaBelle as BMI Icon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

BMI is pleased to announce that Patti LaBelle will be named the BMI Icon at the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. LaBelle will receive this honor in recognition of her extraordinary career achievements and countless contributions to the musical landscape over the past five decades. (more...)

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