Who Cares?

Mirroring Gershwin’s brassy melodies, Balanchine’s big city ballet Who Cares? is full of jazzy, syncopated rhythms and balmy, romantic duets.


by Stage Tube - Nov 29, 2018
Idris Elba returns as the maverick DCI John Luther, coming Soon to BBC One. Watch the trailer below!
by Sarah Hookey - May 8, 2019
VIOLETA ANGELOVA, YVES DE BOUTEILLER, KEITH LEE AND IAN POULIS will be members of the faculty for the Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive in Shreveport, Louisiana. Ms. Angelova and Mr. de Bouteiller will be teaching from June 3-7, 2019, and Mr. Lee and Mr. Poulis will be teaching from June 10-14, 2019.
by Emily McClanathan - May 5, 2019
British novelist Roald Dahl possessed that rare quality in an author of children's books: the ability to captivate the imaginations of his young readers and simultaneously entertain their parents. His distinctive witty prose, dark humor, and eccentric characters are beloved worldwide: a daunting precedent for the Royal Shakespeare Company when it premiered the musical adaptation of MATILDA in 2010, with a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. This production proved wildly successful in the West End (where it is still running), on Broadway, and internationally. Now, Drury Lane Theatre presents the regional premiere, directed and choreographed by Mitch Sebastian.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
The 8th Summerhall Festival Programme is announced today by the year round Edinburgh arts venue. The programme is full of exciting, invigorating and fresh theatre, music and visual arts. Whilst the venue grows into its reputation for hosting new, avant-garde and personal work, it also begins to create partnerships with artists. The Eclipse Award, Fringe of Colour, Autopsy Award and a series of annual artist in residence positions see Summerhall actively supporting artists making new work and responding to our world.
by Andrea Stephenson - May 10, 2019
The musical The Spitfire Grill was first produced Off-Broadway at the Duke Theatre in 2001. Written by James Valcq and Fred Alley, the musical is based on the 1996 film. The show presents us with a moment in the life of Percy Talbot, a young woman recently released from prison, and the residents of Gilead, where the Spitfire Grill is up for sale. The Spitfire Grill is a beautiful show that requires a strong cast and creative direction to truly come alive. Under the direction of Laurie Riffe, the cast and crew at DreamWrights Center for Community Arts deliver an authentic, heartwarming production of The Spitfire Grill.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
FEVERED SLEEP's critically acclaimed and much discussed dance production, Men & Girls Dance, will be back at The Place in April 2019, two years since it performed there to capacity houses. Men & Girls Dance will be performed by a cast of five professional male dancers and nine girls aged 8-11 from in and around London who were cast from open auditions.
by Jack Read - Mar 4, 2019
It was only a matter of time before a Hilary Bettis play received a full production in DC. Her work has brought her to Orlando Shakes PlayFest, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, New York Theatre Workshop, Cape Cod Theatre Project and La Jolla Playhouse, among many, many others. She is one of the newest members of The Kilroys and was a writer for FX's The Americans. In her Artistic Statement, she tells us that "through Story we can climb inside others' lives, and quite possibly find understanding, empathy, unity and forgiveness." Her plays - which include Alligator and The Ghosts of Lote Bravo - reveal a writer who cares deeply about the possibility of change through human interaction.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2019
Tim Minchin has started a countdown to his upcoming tour on Twitter! For each day of the countdown, Minchin has shared a video of a past performance of his.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019
Robert Cavanah as Nic, Madeleine Worrall as Luda and Laurie Ogden as Connie join the previously announced Georgia May Foote as Vita, Hannah Bristow as Fran, Mona Goodwin as Tina, Gloria Onitiri as Celia and Stephen Hogan as Albert in the 2019 European Premiere of Meghan Kennedy's NAPOLI, BROOKLYN, beginning a UK Tour on 1 May at Malvern Theatres, running through to 8 June at Oxford Playhouse. The Tour will be followed by a limited four-week season from 13 June to 13 July at Park Theatre, London, with a national press night on Monday 17 June 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
Inland Pacific Ballet returns this spring with its spectacular landmark production of The Little Mermaid, the classic tale for all ages about the young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea for love. This colorful and engaging production combines classical ballet and creative puppetry to create a magical ocean world with a cast of delightful sea creatures, magnificent sets, and elaborate costumes. Aerial Technology and brilliant new lighting enhance the underwater illusion and bring The Little Mermaid to life in this enchanting undersea adventure at Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, April 6-7; Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga, April 13-14; and April 27-18 at Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College in Claremont.
by Don Grigware - Mar 26, 2019
Brushes by co-playwrights Cathy Hamilton and Carol Starr Schneider is set to open at the Whitefire Saturday March 30. These gals recently sat down and chatted about the play.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 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 Peter Nason - Jun 28, 2019
An astounding nine-year-old Berlin Head leads a cast of amazingly talented kids.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Sometimes it takes youth to lead us to the next place, to revive rock 'n' roll by taking the old and putting a new spin on it. Fourteen-year-old Jack West will release his debut album, For the Record, onAugust 2. Today he shares soaring new single 'Into This Lifetime' - enjoy + share via Youtube - ahead of its release on all DSPs tomorrow.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
The Odds of Being Earnest, which plays at the Connaught Studio on Friday 9 August, is a charming play about chance, the roulette wheel of life Â… and what happens after the curtain falls on The Importance of Being Earnest.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Stew and Heidi Rodewald, creators of the Tony, Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning rock musical Passing Strange, will open the Ancram Opera House 2019 summer season with the world premiere of their new musical Staged Dives in two performances on June 28 and 29 at 8:30pm. Tickets are $35 and available at ancramoperahouse.org.
by Christine Swerczek - Jun 16, 2019
Omaha's South High Magnet School with Rebecca Noble, curriculum specialist for Visual Performing Arts, has once again tackled a big story requiring cast diversity with abilities in dance, vocal, and acting.
by Judene Edgar - Jun 11, 2019
Outraged by the release of the novel 'Dracula' just three years ago in 1897, Professor Abraham van Helsing presents a 'public information seminar' to warn us about dangers of the notorious vampire and how to defeat him.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
The Juilliard School today announced the appointment of Rosalie Contreras as vice president of public affairs, effective July 8, 2019. Contreras comes to Juilliard after 19 years at the Seattle Symphony, where she held a number of key public affairs positions, most recently as vice president of communications.
by Isabella Perrone - Jan 9, 2019
It's been four years since Damien Atkins's WE ARE NOT ALONE first premiered, but the play is finally making its Toronto homecoming at the Streetcar Crowsnest Theatre in a production directed by Chris Abraham and Christian Barry, and backed by Crow's Theatre, Segal Centre for Performing Arts, and 2b theatre company.
by Peter Danish - Jan 9, 2019
Aida has been called the grandest of grand operas and the production that has graced the Met stage for the last (unbelievably) 30 years still looks absolutely amazing - towering columns, massive sandstone blocks, etc. Oddly, the audience did not applaud the sets (as they have in every other performance of this production I've seen - about 10 times). The big news of the night on Monday was the house debut of American soprano Kristin Lewis, who has made a name for herself across Europe in many Verdi roles. Her Radames was tenor Yonghoon Lee who seems to be the Met's go-to-tenor for the bigger roles these days. Amneris was a spunky young kid named Dolora Zajick - this kid is gonna go places!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director, today announced Carnegie Hall's 2019–2020 season featuring more than 170 concerts by many of the world's most celebrated artists and ensembles in classical, pop, jazz, and world music. The season also includes a wide range of groundbreaking education and social impact programs created by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, engaging audiences in New York City, across the country, and around the world.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director, today announced Carnegie Hall's 2019–2020 season featuring more than 170 concerts by many of the world's most celebrated artists and ensembles in classical, pop, jazz, and world music. The season also includes a wide range of groundbreaking education and social impact programs created by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, engaging audiences in New York City, across the country, and around the world.
by Neil Shurley - Jan 27, 2019
'I get to teach people about love and about fear and about honesty and about your purpose in life.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
Inland Pacific Ballet's spectacular landmark production boasts magnificent sets (even a live shipwreck!), a cast of delightful sea creatures, ornate costumes, puppetry, and beautiful dance to create a magical ocean world with a cast of delightful undersea creatures which are a feast for the eyes.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019
Late last year, Australian pscyhe-pop band Methyl Ethel announced their forthcoming album, Triage out next month on 4AD. Today, they share the single and accompanying video for 'Trip The Mains.' 'It's got a sharp, '80s new wave-ish backdrop, but main member Jake Webb brings it into the now with a catchy vocal performance that fans of MGMT and Phoenix might dig,' said Brooklyn Vegan. Webb says of the track, 'behind every eye-twitch, a depleted mainframe barely pulses. 'Trip The Mains' is my moment of short circuiting.' The video features Webb suspended in time, defying the laws of gravity, and crashing into beds in this abstract fantasy directed by Matt Sav.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019
Full casting has been announced for Trevor Nunn's world premiere production of Harley Ganville-Barker's Agnes Colander, which will receive its first London staging at Jermyn Street Theatre this February. The acclaimed Naomi Frederick will revive her performance of Agnes Colander. Her previous credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare's Globe), The Winslow Boy (Old Vic) and Brief Encounter (Birmingham Rep, West Yorkshire Playhouse and West End). She is joined by Sally Scott (King Charles III - West End and Broadway, King Lear West End), Matthew Flynn (Wild Honey Hampstead Theatre, I am a Walrus Young Vic), Harry Lister-Smith (A Woman of No Importance West End, Posh - West End) and recent LAMDA graduate Cindy-Jane Armbruster.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 1, 2019
BroadwayWorld appreciates the value of a great education, especially given how challenging the process of learning the craft can be. As we enter the new year, we're looking back at the best words of advice our student bloggers have shared with their counterparts!
by Jay Irwin - Feb 9, 2019
The idea of stunt casting, the practice of taking a big name and putting them in a role just to get butts in seats, has always terrified me. And I've seen it result anywhere from the sublime such as Neil Patrick Harris killing it as "Hedwig" to the shudder inducing Molly Ringwald completely out of her depth as the world's oldest taxi dancer in "Sweet Charity". And while the 5th Avenue's couple of stunt casts, specifically rock royalty Micky Thomas of Starship as club owner Dennis and Galen Disston of the Seattle rock band Pickwick as the romantic lead Drew, in their current production of "Rock of Ages" were nowhere near the latter, when it came to delivering a line or executing some choreography, you could definitely tell the musical theater folks from the rockers. However, when it came to wailing out some amazing rock songs, those stunt casts had no equal, so all told, it amounted for a pretty awesome show. But we'll get to specifics in a minute.
by Ben Rimalower - Feb 8, 2019
Well, my little piggies and wolves, the next CDs I'm eliminating from my apartment are all the recordings of all the versions of Into The Woods. I'm talking London cast, movie version, Broadway revival and ouch, the one that's gonna leave a gaping hole in my heart, that beautiful Original Broadway Cast Recording starring Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Tom Aldredge, Robert Westenberg and above them all as the Witch (receiving the deal-breaking top billing the producers previously refused Patti LuPone when they offered her the role) Bernadette Peters.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
Launching its past two annual seasons with the groundbreaking Festival O has firmly established Opera Philadelphia not only as "one of North America's premiere generators of valid new operas" (Opera News), but as "one of American opera's success stories" (New York Times). Now the company steps boldly into 2019-2020 with the third edition of its festival, O19, which comprises two world premieres, two company premieres, and a series of special presentations, events, and recitals at multiple venues across the city in September. Next, the season spotlights renowned Jack Mulroney Music Director Corrado Rovaris, who leads three productions at the Academy of Music to mark the 20th anniversary of his company debut. As the Washington Post observes: "Opera in Philadelphia really can claim to offer something for everyone."
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 54 Pays Tribute to A Very Potter Musical on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 9:30pm. Muggles and wizards rejoice! We're bringing the magic to Feinstein's/54 Below with 54 Pays Tribute to A Very Potter Musical!
by David Clarke - Feb 21, 2019
A real curious thing is happening at Theater 80 St Marks. And, oddly, it may be the off-beat, quirky must-see Off-Broadway event of the winter. Not because the show is amazing, nor because it is so terrible that it has to be seen to be believed. Truthfully, Preston Max Allen's WE ARE THE TIGERS makes you forgive its missteps by being infectiously plucky and actually fun.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019
Today Pennsylvania Ballet announces the 2019-2020 season programming with 12 ballets, featuring three company premieres and five world premieres, including the classic ballet La Bayadere. The company will also pay homage to its roots with an all Balanchine season finale. This new season brings a high-energy, bright and uplifting spirit to the stage.
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
Paul McCartney has confirmed the release of the Egypt Station Traveller's Edition, out May 10 via Capitol Records.
by Gil Kaan - Feb 1, 2019
Funny lady Julia Sweeney brings her latest one-woman show JULIA SWEENEY: OLDER & WIDER to the Geffen's Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater stage for a limited comedy engagement February 5 through February 10, 2019. I had the pleasure of delving into the comedic genius of this Saturday Night Live/The Groundlings alumnus, getting some very insightful responses.
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 27, 2018
Well, it's that time of the year again--time for a look-back on what was worth making note of during the calendar year that's about to come to an end. It's from a totally personal, subjective point of view, of course, but frankly that's the way opera-lovers always seem to like it, n'est-ce pas? The productions worth noting come from places big, small and in-between, from composers old as the hills to freshly minted or somewhere in between (likewise the performers), from traditional or boldly modern to simply stand up and sing.
by BWW - Dec 20, 2018
Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/20/2018 for Los Angeles
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2018
"My hope is that if there are kids being bullied-and there are… Maybe by listening to this song and watching this video, they might just think it's not as bad… that it's the kind of thing you can just stand up to and laugh off and get through."-Paul McCartney 
by Peter Nason - Dec 16, 2018
Despite its flaws, it will immediately put you in the Christmas spirit!
by Audrey Liebross - Dec 12, 2018
Desert Theatreworks' THE SOUND OF MUSIC is a must-see, with great acting, singing, staging, and technical production.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018
Joining the previously announced Joanne Froggatt (Frances) and Robert Glenister (Lawrence) in the premiere of Lucinda Coxon's Alys, Always are Danny Ashok (Sid), Joanna David (Charlotte), Leah Gayer (Polly), Simon Manyonda (Oliver), Sylvestra Le Touzel (Mary/Audrey), Jeff Rawle (Robin/Mr Thorpe), Vineeta Rishi (Julia Price), Sue Wallace (Mrs Thorpe) and Sam Woolf (Teddy).
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
Paul McCartney has confirmed a May 17 release for Egypt Station – Explorer's Edition on Capitol Records. This expanded version of Paul's #1 charting Egypt Station will arrive barely a week prior to the start of the U.S. leg of Paul's Freshen Up Tour—his first extended stateside run since the One On One Tour that played to some two million fans around the world. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF), London's leading festival of outdoor theatre and performing arts, today announces the full programme for the 2019 festival, running from 21 June - 6 July in locations across Royal Greenwich, East London and, for the first time, the City of London. This year, the annual free outdoor festival features more than 130 performances and 15 UK premieres, and includes opening and closing ceremonies in celebration of the spirit of the people and places in which these two major events will take place.
by Review Roundups - Apr 16, 2019
The first revival of Pulitzer Prize Winner Lanford Wilson's Burn This starring Academy Award Nominee and three-time Emmy Award Nominee Adam Driver (Pale), Golden Globe Award Winner and Emmy Award Nominee Keri Russell (Anna), Tony Award Nominee David Furr (Burton) and Tony Award Nominee Brandon Uranowitz (Larry), opens on Broadway tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
MIREILLE FAVAREL, currently on the artistic staff of the Milwaukee Ballet and former principal dancer of the Milwaukee Ballet will be a member of the faculty for the Brandywine Ballet's Summer Intensive which will be held in West Chester, Pennsylvania from June 24-28, 2019.