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Fun-Filled and Feel-Good ROCCO'S XMAS PIANO Brings Christmas Cabaret to Theatre On The Bay Fun-Filled and Feel-Good ROCCO'S XMAS PIANO Brings Christmas Cabaret to Theatre On The Bay
by BWW News Desk on November 18, 2017 in South Africa

After playing to capacity houses at Theatre on the Bay with AMAZING GRACE in 2017, popular pianist Rocco de Villiers returns to the popular Camps Bay theatre with ROCCO'S XMAS PIANO with a fun-filled and feel-good show packed with your favourite Christmas melodies. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Let's Hear it For the Rainbow Tour! International Tour of Hal Prince's EVITA Ready for Cape Town! Photo Coverage: Let's Hear it For the Rainbow Tour! International Tour of Hal Prince's EVITA Ready for Cape Town!
by David Fick on November 18, 2017 in South Africa

With the first stop in Johannesburg drawing to a close next week, the international tour of EVITA is ready to transfer to Cape Town, where it will play the Artscape Opera House throughout December and into 2018 until 7 January. (more...)
Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards; Artscape's PRISCILLA Leads as Best Musical! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards; Artscape's PRISCILLA Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in South Africa

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
Immersive IMMORTAL to Enthrall Audiences at The Castle Of Good Hope This Holiday Season Immersive IMMORTAL to Enthrall Audiences at The Castle Of Good Hope This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in South Africa

Standing O Immersive Experiences will proudly present IMMORTAL, the first-ever immersive theatre production of its kind in South Africa, at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town over the upcoming holiday season. (more...)
Brandon Phillips To Conduct Debut Cape Town Opera Performance with THE MAGIC FLUTE Brandon Phillips To Conduct Debut Cape Town Opera Performance with THE MAGIC FLUTE
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in South Africa

Brandon Phillips is a highly regarded and versatile conductor, sought after for symphony concerts by all South African orchestras, as well as for ballet, crossover and pop concerts, and now opera. Phillips will conduct selected performances of THE MAGIC FLUTE, which opens at the Artscape Theatre next week. (more...)
KING KONG Season Extended and New Cast Announced! KING KONG Season Extended and New Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in South Africa

After a sold-out six week season at the Fugard Theatre, the hit musical KING KONG returns by overwhelming public demand for the summer season. Presented by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre, KING KONG will run from 12 December with bookings now extended to 18 February 2018. (more...)
The Fugard Theatre's Grand Scale WEST SIDE STORY Returns to Artscape For Final Season in March 2018 The Fugard Theatre's Grand Scale WEST SIDE STORY Returns to Artscape For Final Season in March 2018
by BWW News Desk on November 13, 2017 in South Africa

The Fugard Theatre's timeless musical production of WEST SIDE STORY returns to the Artscape Opera House in 2018 following two tremendously successful seasons in Cape Town and Johannesburg. (more...)
Cape Town Jazz Superstar Jonathan Rubain to Return to the Baxter Theatre This December Cape Town Jazz Superstar Jonathan Rubain to Return to the Baxter Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk on November 13, 2017 in South Africa

The Mother City audiences are in for a treat this festive season as Cape Town-born jazz musician, Jonathan Rubain, is back with his latest musical show, Cape Jazz Is Lekke! (more...)
Standard Bank Ensures that National Arts Festival Moves Forward Standard Bank Ensures that National Arts Festival Moves Forward
by BWW News Desk on November 12, 2017 in South Africa

Standard Bank has renewed their sponsorship of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, one of the country's longest and highest profile sponsorship investments, for a further three years. Standard Bank's partnership with the iconic event will run until the end of 2020. (more...)
PEN SA and ICA to Commemorate Day of the Imprisoned Writer at Centre For The Book this November PEN SA and ICA to Commemorate Day of the Imprisoned Writer at Centre For The Book this November
by BWW News Desk on November 12, 2017 in South Africa

PEN South Africa and the Institute for Creative Arts will commemorate PEN's Day of the Imprisoned Writer on 15 November 2017. It is a day that marks, globally, the persecution and imprisonment of writers peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression. (more...)
Schock Winner Cecilia Rangwanasha to Be One of Cape Town Opera's SPARKLING YOUNG STARS at Oude Libertas Schock Winner Cecilia Rangwanasha to Be One of Cape Town Opera's SPARKLING YOUNG STARS at Oude Libertas
by BWW News Desk on November 11, 2017 in South Africa

Soprano Cecilia Rangwanasha, who recently won second place, and the audience prize at the Philip Schock Singing Competition, will perform in Cape Town Opera's SPARKLING YOUNG STARS event at the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre this December. This will be the climax of a terrific year for Rangwanasha, who also won the ATKV Muziquanto competition in September and second prize at the UNISA National Voice Competition in July. (more...)
THE MAGIC FLUTE to Cast Its Spell at Artscape This Summer THE MAGIC FLUTE to Cast Its Spell at Artscape This Summer
by BWW News Desk on November 10, 2017 in South Africa

A young cast of outstanding singers from Cape Town Opera and the University of Cape Town Opera School will usher in summer with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's most joyful and uplifting masterpiece, THE MAGIC FLUTE. (more...)
Internationally Acclaimed Guitarist James Grace Brings Spanish Music and Dance Show RECUERDOS to Theatre On The Bay Internationally Acclaimed Guitarist James Grace Brings Spanish Music and Dance Show RECUERDOS to Theatre On The Bay
by BWW News Desk on November 10, 2017 in South Africa

Internationally acclaimed and award-winning South African based guitarist James Grace will appear at Theatre on the Bay for the first time this November. Grace will play the music of composers such as Granados, De Falla and Rodrigo in RECUERDOS, an all-Spanish guitar and dance programme that also features dancers from Carli Spanish Dance Productions. (more...)
Artscape Empowers Artists With Skills Artscape Empowers Artists With Skills
by BWW News Desk on November 09, 2017 in South Africa

Artscape Theatre Centre is gearing to celebrate the achievements of artists who underwent various accredited training courses through the Artscape Resource Centre, at a certification ceremony to be held on the 10th November 2017 at 13:00. (more...)
BWW Interview: John Mauceri Conducting His Life Anywhere He Wants To Be BWW Interview: John Mauceri Conducting His Life Anywhere He Wants To Be
by Gil Kaan on November 09, 2017 in South Africa

Conductor extraordinaire John Mauceri, at 72 years young, has the memory of a straight-A college kid vividly recalling detailed facts of incidents long ago right off the top of his head. The go-to expert on all subjects Leonard Bernstein, John will be conducting BERNSTEIN ON STAGE at the Valley Performing Arts Center (The Soraya) November 17, 2017. John most graciously chatted on the phone with me for an hour from his New York home after just returning from Mexico. (more...)
Roelof Colyn and James Smith to Headline Return of A HANDFUL OF KEYS to Pieter Toerien's Theatre at Montecasino Roelof Colyn and James Smith to Headline Return of A HANDFUL OF KEYS to Pieter Toerien's Theatre at Montecasino
by BWW News Desk on November 08, 2017 in South Africa

Launched in 1994 as a co-creation between Ian von Memerty and Bryan Schimmel, A HANDFUL OF KEYS has played to more than 420 000 people in over 1450 performances over the last 23 years. Now, thanks for countless requests from the public, South Africa's most successful musical revue ever returns for a six-week season at Theatre on the Bay. (more...)
Evergreen Bellamy Brothers Hit 'Let Your Love Flow' Featured in Tom Cruise Film Evergreen Bellamy Brothers Hit 'Let Your Love Flow' Featured in Tom Cruise Film
by BWW News Desk on November 07, 2017 in South Africa

The evergreen Bellamy Brothers hit song, 'Let Your Love Flow,' written by Larry Wilson, was featured in AMERICAN MADE, a major release from Universal Pictures this year, with the duo taking their eponymously titled tour to Africa later this month. (more...)
Voting Now Open For the 2017 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards! Voting Now Open For the 2017 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards!
by BWW News Desk on November 07, 2017 in South Africa

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
THE KINGS AND QUEENS OF COMEDY at the Boardwalk Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth this December
by BWW News Desk on November 07, 2017 in South Africa

Port Elizabeth - In medieval times, a jester was employed by a nobleman or monarch to entertain him and his guests. The heavyweights of South African comedy are by no means jesters, but they certainly do entertain Catch the Kings & Queens of Comedy at the Boardwalk Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth on the 9th of December, 2017 for a show of hysterical proportions. (more...)
One of South Africa's Most-Loved Comedians Loyiso Gola to Return to Cape Town This December One of South Africa's Most-Loved Comedians Loyiso Gola to Return to Cape Town This December
by BWW News Desk on November 06, 2017 in South Africa

Two-time Emmy-nominated and Comics' Choice Award winner, Loyiso Gola, is one of South Africa's most loved comedians for a reason - and Capetonians will get to experience this comedy genius in person next month. (more...)
Playwrights Guild of Canada's CASA Award Honors Three Women Playwrights in South Africa Playwrights Guild of Canada's CASA Award Honors Three Women Playwrights in South Africa
by BWW News Desk on November 01, 2017 in South Africa

The CASA Award, a new playwriting award for women in South Africa, was announced at Playwrights Guild of Canada's Tom Hendry Awards this past Sunday at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. (more...)
South Africa's Premier Integrated Arts Platform To Celebrate People With Disabilities South Africa's Premier Integrated Arts Platform To Celebrate People With Disabilities
by BWW News Desk on November 01, 2017 in South Africa

South Africa's premier Integrated Arts Platform will present a display of collaborative artistic works by artists with mixed-abilities (With and without disabilities) and from mixed genres (Music, Dance, Drama, Visual Art, etc.) in celebrating the International Week for People with Disability to be held from 28 November 02 December 2017 at Artscape Theatre. (more...)
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Extended At The Fugard Due To Overwhelming Demand SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Extended At The Fugard Due To Overwhelming Demand
by BWW News Desk on November 01, 2017 in South Africa

The all South African production of the West End smash hit comedy SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE has been extended by overwhelming demand to 25 November at the Fugard Theatre. Extra matinee performances have also been added on Sundays 5, 12 and 19 November at 4pm. (more...)
TINA: SIMPLY THE BEST to Debut in Durban This Festive Season TINA: SIMPLY THE BEST to Debut in Durban This Festive Season
by BWW News Desk on October 31, 2017 in South Africa

From the company that brought you international hit tribute shows such as The Greatest Love of All - The Whitney Houston Show, The Michael Jackson HIStory Show and Queen: It's A Kinda Magic, comes a brand new live show that is set to rock you all the way back to the 1960s. (more...)
Alexander Upstairs Presents THE CHAMPION Next Month Alexander Upstairs Presents THE CHAMPION Next Month
by BWW News Desk on October 31, 2017 in South Africa

Highly acclaimed, The Champion is an award-winning production that tells the story of a young man who grapples with the legacy of an absent father and a mother who is a grass widow. Much of the play centres on the conflicts and contradictions inherent in and the insights delivered about his mother's life choices. (more...)