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Gamut Theatre Group's Popcorn Hat Players to Present RAPUNZEL! Starting This Wee Photo Gamut Theatre Group's Popcorn Hat Players to Present RAPUNZEL! Starting This Weekend
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in Central Pennsylvania

Gamut Theatre is opening its 30th with a classic fairy tale that shows us that love conquers all! Rapunzel is a show for all ages and runs September 17th - October 8th; Saturdays, at 1:00 PM.
Peter Hargrave, Nick LaMedica, and Khalifa White to Join THE LION KING National Photo Peter Hargrave, Nick LaMedica, and Khalifa White to Join THE LION KING National Tour
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in Salt Lake City

The North American tour of Disney’s The Lion King will welcome Peter Hargrave, Nick LaMedica and Khalifa White as Scar, Zazu and Nala, respectively. The new cast members will begin performances in Salt Lake City at The Eccles Theater, where the award-winning musical will play a four-week return engagement from Thursday, September 29 through Sunday, October 23, 2022.  LaMedica and White begin performances on Thursday, September 29, while Hargrave debuts on Thursday, October 13.
San Diego International Film Festival to Return in October Photo San Diego International Film Festival to Return in October
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in San Diego

The San Diego International Film Festival will screen films for the  21st Annual Festival (Oct 19-23, 2022) at partner organization,  AMC 14 @ Westfield UTC. This year includes the return of the Opening Night Film Premiere & Reception, the Night of the Stars Tribute, Culinary Cinema, plus more in-person parties, panels and networking events.
Santa Fe Opera to Present THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE in October Photo Santa Fe Opera to Present THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE in October
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in Albuquerque

The Santa Fe Opera is pleased to present the world premiere of This Little Light of Mine, a new opera about the life of voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. The one-act opera is composed by Chandler Carter with libretto by Diana Solomon-Glover. Under development since 2017, the piece is commissioned by the Santa Fe Opera and its Opera for All Voices (OFAV) consortium partners.
Broadway SIGNs! to Present TWILIGHT ZONE SPOOKTACULAR at 54 Below in October Photo Broadway SIGNs! to Present TWILIGHT ZONE SPOOKTACULAR at 54 Below in October
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in Cabaret

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Broadway SIGNs! Halloween Spooktacular with headliner Russell Harvard (To Kill A Mockingbird, Spring Awakening Deaf West revival) and an ensemble cast of rockers, actors and pop artists. Expect a Twilight Zone-inspired night of musical storytelling and Halloween classics in American Sign Language (ASL).
BAAD! to Present BlakTinX Performance Festival Starting This Month Photo BAAD! to Present BlakTinX Performance Festival Starting This Month
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in New York City

BAAD!--The Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance forges forward with the 22th annual BLAKTINX FESTIVAL including a new dance concert by noted choreographer Arthur Aviles as well as a workshop of a new musical entitled I Am Sylvia, based on the queer/trans activist Sylvia Rivera.
Word for Word's Off the Page Staged Reading Series to Present Two Murakami Stori Photo Word for Word's Off the Page Staged Reading Series to Present Two Murakami Stories in October
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in San Francisco

Word for Word’s Off the Page Staged Reading Series 2022 continues on October 3 with two stories by Haruki Murakami The Second Bakery Attack and Bakery Attack. Stories that Word for Word theatrically presents are selected from Off the Page staged readings. This series is the public’s first look at pieces Word for Word is being considered for upcoming productions. 
Queer|Art Announces Queer|Art|Film Fall 2022 Season Photo Queer|Art Announces Queer|Art|Film Fall 2022 Season
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in New York City

Queer|Art, New York City’s home for the creative and professional development of LGBTQ+ artists, has announced the upcoming Fall season of Queer|Art|Film, presented in person from September 19th – December 5th. Queer|Art|Film returns once again to the IFC Center with a season curated by multidisciplinary artists Heather Lynn Johnson and Sarah Zapata.
Photos: Therese Lee Plays RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET at Don't Tell Mama Photo Therese Lee Returns To New York With Red Carpet Cabaret
by Stephen Mosher on September 18, 2022 in Cabaret

The Jeff Harnar-helmed cabaret about the life of entertainment reporter Therese Lee returns to New York City for a night.
Peninsula Ballet Theatre to Present CARMINA BURANA This Month Photo Peninsula Ballet Theatre to Present CARMINA BURANA This Month
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in San Francisco

Peninsula Ballet Theatre (PBT) will launch the company’s 55th anniversary season Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25 with the premiere of Artistic Director Gregory Amato’s fully staged production of Carl Orff’s epic cantata, Carmina Burana.
Katonah Classic Stage to Present PRIVATE LIVES in October Photo Katonah Classic Stage to Present PRIVATE LIVES in October
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in Rockland / Westchester

Katonah Classic Stage (KCS), Westchester County’s only professional theatre company dedicated to classic plays, will present Noel Coward’s romantic comedy, Private Lives, this October at the newly renovated Bedford Hills Community House.
Usedom Music Festival Orchestra Awarded 600,000 Euros by Federal German State Of Photo Usedom Music Festival Orchestra Awarded 600,000 Euros by Federal German State Of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in Germany

Usedom Music Festival Orchestra has been awarded 600,000 euros by Federal German State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias Festival Celebrating Latino Culture Held This Weekend Photo Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias Festival Celebrating Latino Culture Held This Weekend
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in Seattle

Seattle Center Festál will continue with Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias at the Seattle Center Armory Food & Event Hall and Fisher Pavilion from 1-7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, and 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18. The festival celebrates the liberation from Spain for Mexico, Chile, Panama, Peru, and Guatemala, as well as Latino cultures which expand to the Caribbean. 
Interview: Renée Fleming Discusses Bringing Opera to IMAX in CITIES THAT SING: P Photo Interview: Renée Fleming Discusses Bringing Opera to IMAX
by Michael Major on September 18, 2022 in Broadway

This groundbreaking cinematic event features a performance by Fleming at the historic Théâtre du Châtelet, where she is joined on stage by world-renowned tenor Piotr Beczala and featured performers Axelle Fanyo and Alexandre Duhamel as they perform opera selections with connections to Paris.
Music Institute to Present Tammy McCann in YES, MAHALIA! in October Photo Music Institute to Present Tammy McCann in YES, MAHALIA! in October
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in Chicago

Music Institute of Chicago Artist-in-Residence and Chicago jazz favorite Tammy McCann will return to Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, on Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. with Yes, Mahalia!, a homage to gospel pioneer and Chicago legend Mahalia Jackson.
Tickets for HAIRSPRAY Tour with Nina West at Miller Auditorium On Sale Now Photo Tickets for HAIRSPRAY Tour with Nina West at Miller Auditorium On Sale Now
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in Michigan

HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award®-winning musical comedy phenomenon, went on sale September 16, 2022 at 10 AM. This new North American tour, helmed by original director Jack O’Brien and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell, will play Friday, November 4 – Saturday, November 5, 2022 in Kalamazoo at Miller Auditorium. 
The Black Box to Present CHERRY HILL and Neil LaBute's WOYZECK in Rep Photo The Black Box to Present CHERRY HILL and Neil LaBute's WOYZECK in Rep
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in New Jersey

The Black Box, NJ's prime incubator for new and under-produced works by world-class artists, will kick off the 2022-23 Season with acclaimed playwright/filmmaker Neil LaBute's adaptation of Georg Buchner’s Woyzeck, 'in rep' with Cherry Hill by Matt Okin this October.
BALAM Dance Theater to Join Putnam County Dance Project for TAKING FLIGHT This M Photo BALAM Dance Theater to Join Putnam County Dance Project for TAKING FLIGHT This Month
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in Rockland / Westchester

BALAM Dance Theatre (BALAM), a non-profit professional dance theatre company, will once again join the Putnam County Dance Project (PCDP) in a revival performance of Taking Flight, an Afternoon of Modern & Cultural Dances, Saturday, September 24th at 4 p.m.
Stephanie Pope Lofgren to Teach Fosse Dance Master Classes at Playhouse Theatre Photo Stephanie Pope Lofgren to Teach Fosse Dance Master Classes at Playhouse Theatre Academy This Month
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in Connecticut

Playhouse Theatre Academy will welcome back Stephanie Pope Lofgren for two exciting Fosse master classes. Stephanie is currently directing Playhouse on Park’s production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL, which tells the story of Billie Holiday’s final performance.
Benise to Return to Miami-Dade County Auditorium in October Photo Benise to Return to Miami-Dade County Auditorium in October
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in Miami Metro

Benise and his Emmy award-winning show will return to Miami-Dade County Auditorium (MDCA) on Oct. 8, 2022 at 8 p.m., with a beloved classic production, “Spanish Nights.”
Axial Theatre to Present NEVER THE SINNER in November Photo Axial Theatre to Present NEVER THE SINNER in November
by Bruce Apar on September 18, 2022 in Rockland / Westchester

'Never the Sinner' is directed by three-time Emmy Award-Winning actress Cady McClain. It stars veteran actor Trent Dawson of General Hospital and As the World Turns and prominent Westchester playwright and actor Albi Gorn, most recently of Tuesdays with Morrie.
Karen MacDonald to Star in World Premiere Version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Merrim Photo Karen MacDonald to Star in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Merrimack Rep
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in Boston

One of Boston’s most iconic actors will take on the holiday season’s most iconic character when Karen MacDonald stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in Courtney Sale’s world premiere adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol from November 30 to December 24 at Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) in Lowell. Sale, the theatre’s Nancy L. Donahue Artistic Director, will also direct.
Mandala to Present DIWALI: THE STORY OF RAM in October Photo Mandala to Present DIWALI: THE STORY OF RAM in October
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in Chicago

In celebration of the Indian holiday festival of Diwali, Mandala South Asian Performing Arts, which connects audiences and students with the vibrancy, flavors, and colors of the performing arts traditions of South Asia, will present a family-friendly performance program combining dance, music, and the 17th century art of Mewar, a region in India.
Alberta Bair Theater to Present Tom Petty Tribute Band Full Moon Fever in Octobe Photo Alberta Bair Theater to Present Tom Petty Tribute Band Full Moon Fever in October
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in Montana

Alberta Bair Theater has announced that Full Moon Fever will take the stage for One Night of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on Friday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m.
Review: A Cute FIRST DATE at the Carrollwood Cultural Center Photo Review: A Cute FIRST DATE at the Carrollwood Cultural Center
by Peter Nason on September 18, 2022 in Tampa/St. Petersburg

Craig Ruska and Kara Doyle endear as the leads in this small-scale slice of life musical.
Photos: MYSTIC PIZZA Opens at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport Photo Photos: MYSTIC PIZZA Opens at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy on September 18, 2022 in Long Island

The John W. Engeman Theater's production of MYSTIC PIZZA - A New Musical opened on Saturday, September 17th. Performances began on Thursday, September 15, 2022, and runs through Sunday, October 30, 2022.
Review: KINKY BOOTS at Fulton Theatre Photo Review: KINKY BOOTS at Fulton Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg on September 18, 2022 in Central Pennsylvania

Kinky Boots is a show about acceptance, friendship, and making the best of a situation when faced with adversity.  Fulton’s current production exemplifies all of those facets and makes for a great night of theater.
Ragamala Dance Company Announces 30th Anniversary Celebration and International Photo Ragamala Dance Company Announces 30th Anniversary Celebration and International 22/23 Season
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in Los Angeles

Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy's Ragamala Dance Company, now in its 30th year, announces their 22/23 Season, which features seven performances in Kerala, India, and culminates with a 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration in July 2023.
Comedy Republic Theatre and Bar to Present DAHLIN! IT'S THE JEANNE LITTLE SHOW i Photo Comedy Republic Theatre and Bar to Present DAHLIN! IT'S THE JEANNE LITTLE SHOW in October
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in Australia - Melbourne

Written and directed by award-winning Melbourne playwright, Kieran Carroll, DAHLIN! IT'S THE JEANNE LITTLE SHOW is a portrait of one of Australia's most loved entertainers, Gold Logie winner, Jeanne Little. It is being performed at Melbourne's COMEDY REPUBLIC theatre and bar, on Saturday 22 October at 5pm as part of a Melbourne city and regional tour of the show 8-22 October.
Stefanie Rummel's CHANSONS to Play Sydney Fringe This Month Photo Stefanie Rummel's CHANSONS to Play Sydney Fringe This Month
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in Australia - Sydney

Stefanie Rummel's musical cabaret Chansons - Songs & Stories from Piaf, Brel & Me will play Sydney Fringe from 5.09-02.10.2022. The musical cabaret show boasts the style and swagger which has charmed audiences the world over, with French Songs and Stories from Piaf, Brel and Rummel herself!
Bard Conservatory's US-China Music Institute to Present Fifth Annual China Now M Photo Bard Conservatory's US-China Music Institute to Present Fifth Annual China Now Music Festival in October
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in New York City

The US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music, in collaboration with China's Central Conservatory of Music, announces the fifth season of the China Now Music Festival, from October 7 to 22.
North Coast Repertory to Present INTO THE BREECHES! Beginning in October Photo North Coast Repertory to Present INTO THE BREECHES! Beginning in October
by Blair Ingenthron on September 18, 2022 in San Diego

North Coast Repertory Theatre will present INTO THE BREECHES! October 19 through November 13th. Opening Night on Saturday, October 22, at 8pm. There will be special talkback on Friday, October 28, with the cast and artistic director.
PHOTO COVERAGE: Erich Bergen Opens Cafe Carlyle Season Photo Erich Bergen Plays Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff on September 18, 2022 in Cabaret

Actor, Singer, Writer, and Producer, Erich Bergen is currently on the intimate stage of Café Carlyle. He’s opening the hotel’s Fall 2022 entertainment season. The legendary room has added two additional dates to his engagement, Oct 7 & 8. Erich performs an all-new high-energy show specially for this intimate, special occasion, filled with songs and stories from his acclaimed career. Check out photos from the show here.
Review: THE CAMPERVAN at The Pumphouse, Takapuna, Auckland Photo Review: THE CAMPERVAN at The Pumphouse, Takapuna, Auckland
by Monica Moore on September 18, 2022 in New Zealand

The play boils society down to two sorts of people: the ones who are focused on the accumulation of more, and the self-serving leeches who survive off those who accumulate. The audience starts by laughing at the characters but leaves wondering if we were laughing at boldly painted versions of ourselves.  This play deserved its sell-out season. Look out for more of Burnett's work and book quickly!
Feature: The Docksiders Drop Anchor at The Duomo at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & C Photo Feature: The Docksiders Drop Anchor at The Duomo at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino
by Debbie Hall on September 18, 2022 in Las Vegas

The Docksiders, the only Yacht Rock group in Las Vegas, entertains audiences with beloved hits in their residency at The Duomo in the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino.
Play BroadwayWorld's Daily Word Game - 9/18/2022 Photo Play BroadwayWorld's Daily Word Game - 9/18/2022
by Team BWW on September 18, 2022 in Broadway

Today's BroadwayWorld Daily Word Game is now live - can you guess today's word or phrase? The solution can be any theatre related word or phrase - a show title, performer, recognizable lyrical phrase, and more.
Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Golden Gate Theatre Photo Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Golden Gate Theatre
by Steve Murray on September 18, 2022 in San Francisco

What did our critic think of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Golden Gate Theatre?
Review: THE WASP at Q Theatre, Auckland Photo Review: THE WASP at Q Theatre, Auckland
by Glenda Pearce on September 18, 2022 in New Zealand

What did our critic think of THE WASP at Q Theatre, Auckland?
Review: Hale Centre Theatre's LUCKY STIFF is Groovy Fun Photo Review: Hale Centre Theatre's LUCKY STIFF is Groovy Fun
by Tyler Hinton on September 18, 2022 in Salt Lake City

LUCKY STIFF on Hale Centre Theatre’s Jewel Box Stage opens with an ode to classic 1970s game shows, and the musical that follows is like a ride back in time via the Game Show Channel.  A captivating competition for a cash prize with lots of twists and turns, it’s just a smidge naughty but ultimately wholesome…and always groovy. 
Review: GIANNI SCHICCHI at Norwood Ballroom Photo Review: GIANNI SCHICCHI at Norwood Ballroom
by Barry Lenny on September 18, 2022 in Australia - Adelaide

This was a wonderful performance.
DEAR EVAN HANSEN Plays Final Broadway Performance Today Photo DEAR EVAN HANSEN Plays Final Broadway Performance Today
by Team BWW on September 18, 2022 in Broadway

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Dear Evan Hansen, the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical, will play its final Broadway performance today, Sunday, September 18, 2022, almost six years after it opened at the Music Box Theatre.
REVIEW: TITANIC: THE MOVIE, THE PLAY Distills James Cameron's Cinematic Marathon Photo REVIEW: TITANIC: THE MOVIE, THE PLAY Distills James Cameron's Cinematic Marathon Into 60 Minutes Of Madcap Interactive Theatre
by Jade Kops on September 18, 2022 in Australia - Sydney

25 years after James Cameron reawakened interest in the famous/infamous unsinkable ship, TITANIC: THE MOVIE, THE PLAY revisits the ill-fated love story with amusing economy.