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GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 5, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 5, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Friday, May 5, 2017! The sound of muffled sniffles, pats on the back and mortarboards being thrown into the air will be reverberating throughout Nashville this weekend as commencement ceremonies get under way at Belmont University, Tennessee State University, David Lipscomb University and Trevecca Nazarene University and thousands of newly minted graduates will begin to live life dramatically! Next week, we get to do it all over again as Vanderbilt University unleashes their grads upon society, so keep your eyes peeled for celebrating coeds and their hopeful/mournful parents! (more...)

2017 Tony Awards - The Nominees React - UPDATING LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

We've caught Tony fever here at BroadwayWorld, and it's spreading! Follow us on BWW throughout the day, as we'll bring you Tony nominee reactions, exclusive reports, surprises, behind the scenes coverage and oh, so much more! (more...)

42ND STREET Opens Friday 6/2 in Outdoor Greek Theatre - Bloomfield Hills
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook will close out their season this year with the show-stopping 42ND STREET. Come experience "theatre under the stars," as this classic musical will be performed in the beautiful outdoor Greek Theatre, located right behind the St. Dunstan's pavilion in Bloomfield Hills. (more...)

The Theater Project Brings Summer Theater Workshops to Union and Cranford
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

After more than ten years in Cranford, The Theater Project is replicating its very popular young people's summer theater program in Union Township. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Additions to 2017–18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the addition of several new performances to its 2017-2018 lineup. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kevin Barwell of the Actors Anonymous Theatre Company
by Mark C. Lloyd - Mar 20, 2017

BWW Interview: KEVIN BARWELL OF THE ACTORS ANONYMOUS THEATRE COMPANY (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces 2017-18 Classics and Pops Series - Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, European Tour and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 season programming for its BNY Mellon Grand Classics and PNC Pops series. The upcoming season of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics marks its 10th season under the musical leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck and the orchestra's 122nd year since its founding. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces Classical Pops Programming For 2017-2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 season programming for its BNY Mellon Grand Classics and PNC Pops series. The upcoming season of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics marks its 10th season under the musical leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck and the orchestra's 122nd year since its founding. (more...)

BWW Review: 42ND STREET at St. Dunstan's is Big, Beautiful and Amazing! Thru June 17
by Anton Anderssen - Jun 9, 2017

St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook closes out their season this year with the show-stopping 42ND STREET.   Experience "theatre under the stars," as this classic musical is performed in the beautiful outdoor Greek Theatre, located right behind the St. Dunstan's pavilion in Bloomfield Hills. (more...)

Guest Blog: Transcendence Theatre Company's Broadway Under The Stars!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Summer in Sonoma Valley has arrived, and here at Transcendence Theatre Company that means we are gearing up for our sixth season of Broadway Under the Stars! (more...)

BRIO Is Firing Up the Grill With 'The Art of Grilling' Special Menu Selections, Including Fish, Chicken, Steak and More, June 13-July 23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Grilling is a Tuscan tradition dating back hundreds of years, and preparing the ideal dish is an art to be admired. BRIO Tuscan Grille, which has perfected grilling, is pleased to offer "The Art of Grilling" two-course special menu for a limited time, Tuesday, June 13Sunday, July 23. The unique grilled dishes, featuring the highest quality ingredients and paired with one of BRIO's house-made desserts, are offered seven days a week during dinner. (more...)

Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Curve's Production of FANTASTIC MR FOX Returns to London for Summer Run
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Curve and Lyric Hammersmith today announce that, following a successful UK tour, their production of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox will return for a second run at Lyric Hammersmith this summer.  The production, adapted for the stage by Sam Holcroft, directed by Maria Aberg with original music by Arthur Darvill, runs at the Lyric Hammersmith from 26 July to 20 August, after it completes its national tour.   (more...)

BWW Review: The World Premiere of Andrew Lippa's THE MAN IN THE CEILING at Bay Street Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Jun 7, 2017

In their ongoing effort to support new works, the Bay Street Theatre kicks off their 26th main stage season with the World Premiere of Andrew Lippa's latest musical The Man In The Ceiling. Running through June 25th, this endearing production, directed by Tony winner Jeffrey Seller, boasts a stellar cast and creative team. And judging by the very enthusiastic, packed house opening night, you may want to get your tickets quickly. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alan Ruck Transacts 'War' with Brad Pitt
by Erica Miner - Jun 6, 2017

Alan Ruck's familiar sardonic grin is instantly recognizable among fans of feature films, TV series, and Broadway shows (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Mother's Ruin
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 28, 2017

BWW speaks to the creators of Mother's Ruin ahead of their run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Nao Tsurumaki Named Executive Director of Garden Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Nao Tsurumaki, who launched his theater career in Central Florida 16 years ago, will lead Winter Garden's historic Garden Theatre into the next decade as executive director, the theater's board of directors announced today. (more...)

Two Shows Left for Immersive Experience PSYCHOSICAL Asylum Cabaret at Three Clubs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

This CRAZY immersive experience will take you on a entirely musical journey through the minds of 10 people living with different mental disorders, reminding us that we all experience connection with our own feeling 'crazy'. (more...)

Muny Announces Cast Change for A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

 The Muny announced today Jeffrey Schecter will star as Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the third production of its 99th season, which plays July 5-11. Schecter replaces Peter Scolari, who struggled with allergies during rehearsals that resulted in extreme vocal stress and a severe sinus infection. (more...)

The FRINGE-y 5: F. LYNNE BACHLEDA's Life in the Fringe Lane
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 29, 2017

It's the most Wonderful Time of the year for Nashville's theater community: 2017 Sideshow Fringe opened on Thursday night and is now in full-swing, with a myriad of offerings in store for theater-goers this weekend at venues all across town. There's enough art - both entertaining and intriguing - to satisfy the most discerning of audiences, inspiring them in the process. Among the upcoming events is F. Lynne Bachleda's Stories From the Back Seat - a collection of monologues gathered by Bachleda during her tenure as a driver for a ride-sharing platform, an experience that provided her with a wealth of material. (more...)

The FRINGE-y 5: ERIC BUTLER'S Excellent Adventures on the Fringe
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 28, 2017

It's the most Wonderful Time of the year for Nashville's theater community: 2017 Sideshow Fringe Festival opened last with #ThrowbackThursdayLive! and continues for two weeks in venues all over town, offering all manner of entertaining and intriguing art to satisfy even the most discerning theater-goer. Among the upcoming events is Eric Butler's The Intoxicated Travels of the Reverend Piano Man, featuring an all-star cast accompanied by live music from WT Davidson and Kevin Madill, on August 4 at 8:30 p.m. at the Darkhorse Theater. (more...)

The FRINGE-y 5: BRITT BYRD On Why She Loves Life On The Fringe
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 2017

It's the most Wonderful Time of the year for Nashville's theater community: 2017 Sideshow Fringe Festival opens tonight with #ThrowbackThursdayLive! from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the Actors' Bridge Studio at Darkhorse Theater. Britt Byrd, winner of Nashville Scene's Best Actress Award, makes her directorial debut with the patriarchy-smashing and gender-bending Marian Or, (The True Tale of Robin Hood), adding to her already illustrious resume of acting accomplishments. She's played everyone from Janet Weiss in The Rocky Horror Show to the bumbling, buxom Brooke in Noises Off and would-be beauty queen Carnelle Scott in The Miss Firecracker Contest. (more...)

Sonoran Desert Chorale Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The Sonoran Desert Chorale has announced its 24th season, opening in the fall of 2017.  Comprised of four distinct concerts which will focus on the gifts that all the seasons of life bring to us, the Chorale is led by Music Director Jeff Harris, a long-time Mesa resident, music educator and choral director.  The 60 members of the Chorale come from all parts of the Valley and walks of life joined by one common purpose - their love of music and singing together. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Announces Season Opening Festivities
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The Dallas Opera announces its magnificent kick-off event of the 2017-2018 Season FIRST NIGHT. Dedicated philanthropists Dianne and Mark H. LaRoe chair the festivities and Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger are Honorary Chairs. The Presenting Sponsor is Deutsche Bank Wealth Management. (more...)

QUEEN SUGAR Renewed for Season 3, Ava DuVernay Inks First-Look TV Deal with Harpo Films
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Films announced today it has partnered with award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“13th,” “A Wrinkle in Time”) on a first-look deal for television and digital media. (more...)

Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville to Star in West End Transfer of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Following its sold out run as part of Bristol Old Vic's 250th Anniversary season, Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville will reprise their roles in Richard Eyre's acclaimed production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- The Sound of Extras
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 24, 2017

BWW speaks to Teresa Hennessy about bringing The Sound of Extras to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

'It's What Theatre is All About!' Hal Prince Speaks on Collaboration and More for PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld recently stopped by Prince of Broadway rehearsals at the Manhattan Theatre Club and got the chance to talk to the Prince himself, Hal Prince. (more...)

BWW Interview: Choreographer Anthony Van Laast Talks BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Marianka Swain - Jul 17, 2017

Choreographer Anthony Van Laast has worked extensively on both stage and screen, from Mamma Mia! and Bombay Dreams to Harry Potter. His latest project, the life action version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, is now available on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download. (more...)

BWW Review: Ritz Theater Brings BEAUTY & THE BEAST to South Jersey
by Pati Buehler - Jul 17, 2017

Hats off to this community theater for hitting a home run with an impressive production of a massive show. (more...)

BWW Review: New Leading Lady Narrates An Amazing Technicolor JOSEPH At Toby's In Columbia
by Cybele Pomeroy - Jul 15, 2017

In celebration of Columbia's 50th year, Toby Orenstein, Artistic Director of Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia, rotates one powerhouse leading lady per decade into the well-written Narrator role of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Toby Orenstein and co-director Mark Minnick put together a fun, energetic production. Add new arrangements and musical direction by Ross Scott Rawlings, and the resulting show is engaging, sassy, funny, family-friendly and stuffed with talking points for the car ride home. (more...)

Milestone Events Announce 'A Garfield Christmas' National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

It's the most Wonderful Time of the year especially if you're the world's best-loved and funniest cat: Garfield. Coming to you with arms wide open in anticipation of all the Christmas presents he's expecting, Garfield will light up your holiday this year with his wit, wisecracks, and wisdom. (more...)

A GARFIELD CHRISTMAS to Bring Cheer to The King Center This December
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

It's the most Wonderful Time of the year - especially if you're the world's best-loved and fat cat movie star, Garfield. Everyone's favorite feline will be at The King Center on Sunday, December 10 at 2 p.m. A great show for the entire family! (more...)

Milestone Events Announce A GARFIELD CHRISTMAS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

It's the most Wonderful Time of the year - especially if you're the world's best-loved and funniest cat: Garfield. (more...)

SUMMER ON THE ROCK at Flat Rock Playhouse - Week 7
by Guest Blogger: Resa Mishina - Jul 10, 2017

Closing of Annie and Opening of The Little Mermaid! (more...)

Carnegie Hall 2017—2018 Season to Include Pop, World Music, and Jazz
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Carnegie Hall's 2017-2018 season is around the corner, and we are looking forward to a variety of exceptional programming and exciting new projects. Listed below are jazz, pop, and world music highlights for the coming season. (more...)

The FRINGE-y 5: NATE EPPLER's Adventures in FRINGEland
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 4, 2017

The most Wonderful Time of the year is quickly drawing to a close: 2017 Sideshow Fringe Festival opened last week only runs through this Sunday, August 6, but until then you have a jam-packed calendar of creative, imaginative and adventurous theater to inspire you and to enlighten you - perhaps even enough to keep you satisfied until the 2018 rendition rolls around. (more...)

The FRINGE-y 5: MATTHEW MARCUM's Existential Take on The Fringe
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2017

Today, our FRINGE-y 5 spotlight focuses on internationally recognized performance artist, producer and educator Matthew Marcum, whose work combines text, sound, movement, and optics to create contemporary theatre productions, live art events, conceptual installations and educational workshops. Marcum holds a dual MFA in Theatre Performance Making from The University of Chichester in the U.K. and the California Institute of Integral Studies as well as an MA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago. (more...)

Suwannee Roots Revival Adds Mother Finest, Chatham County Line, Guy Clark Tribute & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is pleased to announce additions to the lineup for Suwannee Roots Revival taking place in Live Oak, Florida October 12-15, 2017. The already incredible lineup is expanded to include Mother's Finest, Chatham County Line, The Revelers, The Lee Boys, Richie and Rosie, Katie Skene, LPT, The Dunehoppers, and The Walker Family Band.  (more...)

The FRINGE-y 5: DIEGO GOMEZ On Being Led to The Fringe
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 2, 2017

It's the most Wonderful Time of the year for Nashville's theater community: 2017 Sideshow Fringe Festival opened last Thursday night with #ThrowbackThursdayLive! and a weekend jam-packed with offering for the most adventurous of theater-goers and as the action gears back up for another full calendar of events week, we pick back up with more FRINGE-y 5 interviews. Today, our spotlight focuses on Diego Gomez, an actor/writer/musician who is an integral part of 2017 Sidewhow Fringe Festival as writer of The Backpack, an original script performed last weekend, and as an actor in this week's Marian, Or (The True Story of Robin Hood). (more...)

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE to Launch 10th Anniversary National Tour at PPAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The National Tour of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE launches in Providence at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) with its 10th Anniversary National Tour for 3 unforgettable performances, November 18 - 19, 2017. This critically-acclaimed holiday stage extravaganza is a Broadway Musical, new cirque adventure, and family show wrapped in one! (more...)

Boston Market Inspires Busy Parents With Two New Meal Ideas This Back-To-School Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Boston Market, the rotisserie cooking and contemporary home style meal experts, is thinking ahead to busy school nights and offering two new ways for parents to make the back-to-routine transition a little easier on the entire family. Perfect for any busy family when mom needs to get a wholesome dinner on the table fast, Boston Market is offering a whole rotisserie chicken for only $1.99 with the purchase of any Family Meal. And, for a limited time, garlic lovers big or small can rejoice with a new, savory, Creamy Garlic rotisserie chicken dish; both offers are now available at participating locations nationwide. (more...)

Miami City Ballet Opens FALL FOR DANCE Festival at NY City Center, 10/2 & 3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Miami City Ballet will present a world premiere ballet choreographed by Troy Schumacher as part of the opening program of New York City Center's 2017 Fall for Dance Festival on October 2 and 3 at New York City Center (55th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues). The new work has been commissioned by City Center and is a meditation on childhood, set to Francis Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos in D Minor and featuring a cast of 14 Miami City Ballet dancers. (more...)

Theater Project Jr. Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ this Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Seventeen New Jersey young people will present THE WIZARD OF OZ, this year's presentation by THEATER PROJECT JR. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Omaha - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Omaha (more...)

BWW Interview: Simon Russell Beale Talks Classical Music and THE SOLDIER'S TALE
by Marianka Swain - Apr 3, 2017

Alongside a lauded acting career - he will reprise his Prospero when the RSC's The Tempest comes to the Barbican this summer - Simon Russell Beale has retained his passion for classical music, through projects like BBC series Sacred Music. This Wednesday, he performs as the narrator for City of London Sinfonia's Closer: The Soldier's Tale - an intimate version of Stravinsky's parable, directed by Dame Janet Suzman at Shoreditch's Village Underground. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Omaha - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Omaha (more...)

Talking With...NICOLE VAN GIESEN About FUN HOME And Why It Matters So Much
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 17, 2017

During the 2017-18 season reveal gala at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall last week, Nicole Van Giesen, a member of the show's original Broadway cast, was on hand to perform 'Telephone Wire' from the score by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron. The response to the announcement that Fun Home will play Nashville October 10-15 was enthusiastic - some might even have called it 'thunderous' - and the audience filled with theater lovers rewarded Van Giesen with warm, generous applause. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Omaha - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Omaha (more...)

Christmas Is Coming To The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter At Universal Orlando Resort
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

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Who Should Host the 2017 TONY AWARDS? BWW Shares Our Top 5 Picks
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 10, 2017

It's the most Wonderful Time of the year! Tony Award season is just around the corner, leading theater fans to speculate as to who will serve as host of this year's ceremony, returning to Radio City on June 11th. (more...)

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