Performing Arts

Why we really don’t need Andrew Lloyd Webber lording it over us

Over time you get to understand what another worker’s job consists of.<p>Plumbers go to houses and make sinks and toilets work, bricklayers go to sites …

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Albion play at the Almeida review: The best night of theatre I've seen this year

Hot on the heels of Saint George and the Dragon, the National Theatre’s rather cack-handed allegory about modern Britain, comes an altogether more …

The Theatre

A 'Phantom' Broadway double feature? Andrew Lloyd Webber shares dream for 'Love Never Dies'

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>TODAY'S TOP STORIES Detroit. Move here. Move the world. | 3:40<p>With space to grow, collaborate, and thrive, Detroit is a city unlike …

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Seth Rudetsky Deconstructs Patti LuPone’s ‘Buenos Aires’ From Evita

Watch Rudetsky break down Andrew Lloyd Webber’s genius melodies, Tim Rice’s intricate rhymes schemes, and LuPone’s crazy range.<p>Though the iconic shot …

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber Shares Why LOVE NEVER DIES Launched in Detroit

The national tour of Love Never Dies is currently in performances at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, MI, where it will play through October 29, 2017. …

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Ballet hoping to help heal Charleston's wounds

In 2015, Charleston was rocked by the racially-motivated murder of nine black churchgoers.<p>A ballet company in South Carolina believes art can heal divided communities, and has created a production addressing the tragedy.<p><i>Video by Olivia Lace-Evans</i>

Ballet

Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire (2017) - Portland Movie Times

2017 | 215 minutes | Rated NR<p>The Bolshoi Ballet stages a lavish production of "Le Corsaire," inspired by Lord Byron's epic poem and reworked by …

Portland, OR

Podcast Roundup

<b>Here at BroadwayWorld, we love podcasts! So, starting today, we are going to be rounding up the best episodes of our favorite theatrical podcasts</b> …

New York City Ballet

Governor Cuomo Outlaws Use of Elephants for Entertainment

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York closed the book on a famed and fraught chapter in the state’s cultural history on Thursday, signing a bill that outlaws the use of elephants in entertainment acts such as circuses and parades.<p>The bill, known as the Elephant Protection Act, was passed in June by the …

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Watch Kids Sing Stephen Sondheim at T’s Greats Party

In homage to Stephen Sondheim, one of this year’s Greats issue cover stars, T filmed summer campers at the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York singing “I’m Still Here,” from Sondheim’s 1971 musical, “Follies.” This week, the young entertainers reunited for an encore …

Stephen Sondheim

Lyon Opera Ballet: Trois Grandes Fugues review – breathtaking battles with Beethoven

Sadler’s Wells, London In a magisterial triple bill, Lucinda Childs, Maguy Marin and Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker let us hear, see and feel the composer’s classic in exhilarating ways<p>‘A confusion of babel … indecipherable uncorrected horror.” When critics first heard Beethoven’s 1825 Grosse Fuge, …

Ballet

Dancing the Night Away at the American Ballet Theatre Gala

Misty Copeland was the star of the evening at the company's fall fete.<p>“I have to say the cliché is true,” Michael Kors said outside the David H. Koch …

Ballet

See Andrew Lloyd Webber Celebrate the Launch of the Love Never Dies, The Phantom Returns Tour

One day it's simply there, a life inside your heart! Andrew Lloyd Webber joined the cast of national tour of <i>Love Never Dies, The Phantom Returns</i> on …

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens: Cavallari balances tradition and innovation

Ivan Cavallari, the new artistic director of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, likes what he sees of Montreal so far: the vibrancy, the diversity, the …

Quebec

An evening when five ballet companies did a master proud - Kenneth MacMillan: A National Celebration, Royal Opera House, review

A “national celebration” this certainly is. To mark the 25th anniversary of the death of the great British choreographer, the Royal Ballet has invited Britain’s four other leading ballet companies to join them at Covent Garden to perform various programmes of his shorter works. And so, on Wednesday …

Ballet

The return of Mao's last dancer

Known worldwide as “Mao’s Last Dancer,” a dancer who danced for the devotion of communism and his country, Li Cunxin is gearing up for his return to …

Ballet

Mumbai’s Royal Opera House is opening a jazz bar

Acoustics by Andy Munro and Kapil Thirwani, who’ve worked magic for Coldplay, U2, and the now-shuttered blueFROG<p>A year after Mumbai’s Royal Opera …

Royal Opera House

Footlights

The English choreographer Matthew Bourne is known for ballets that are based on popular tales or movies; that pulsate with crime and passion; that transpire on shifting planes of reality; that incorporate big, crazy dance parties and small, nastily observed manners; and that generally end with the …

Business

Vancouver honour touches heart of Goh Ballet founder 39 years on | The Province

'To think the mayor, the city, the world recognizes my work, it touches me deeply,' says Choo Chiat Goh, who put Vancouver on the global ballet …

Canadian News

Pre-Sale Starts Tomorrow for Condola Rashad-Led SAINT JOAN at MTC

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced on-sale dates for Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway …

Broadway Theatre

Danielle Darrieux, French Film Star Over 8 Decades, Is Dead at 100

Danielle Darrieux, the French actress and singer whose career of sophisticated film roles spanned eight decades and indelible incarnations as ingénue, coquette, femme fatale and grande dame, died on Tuesday at her home in Bois-le-Roi, France, south of Paris. She was 100.<p>Her death was confirmed by …

The Theatre

Cincinnati Ballet returns to Music Hall

It’s been nearly five years since Cincinnati Ballet last performed at Music Hall.<p>Considering Music Hall’s age – it’s 149 years old – that’s the blink …

Ballet

BWW Morning Brief October 20th, 2017: SHE LOVES ME on PBS, A COMEDY OF TENORS, and More!

<b>Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Scroll down</b> …

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Review: A ‘Torch Song’ Burning With Emotion Behind the Laughs

When Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl start to cut each other’s hearts out in the second act of Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song,” your responses are likely to be deeply divided. “Stop that right now!” you think. Because what they’re doing feels too painful, too private and quite possibly too close to …

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Diversions

Concerts/Events<p><b>The Mavericks:</b> Performing Saturday at TCU Place at 8:30 p.m. Tickets $52.50 to $62.50; available at 306-975-7799, tcutickets.ca.<p><b>Raise</b> …

Canadian News

"Rock-Star Rabbi" Musical Soul Doctor Says Shalom to Upcoming World Tour

<i>Soul Doctor</i>, the short-lived Broadway and off-Broadway bio-musical about soul-singing rabbi Schlomo Carlebach, will embark on a world tour in …

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How Patrick Willingham, of the Public Theater, Spends His Sundays

As the executive director of the Public Theater, Patrick Willingham has overseen the production of award-winning shows like “Sweat,” “Hamilton,” and “Fun Home.” He, along with the artistic director Oskar Eustis, are in charge of five theaters at the Public’s headquarters in Manhattan’s East …

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Podcast: 'Half Hour Call w/ Chris King' Welcomes New York City Ballet Principal Dancer, Lauren Lovette

Today's guest is Lauren Lovette, Lauren is currently only 25 and a principal dancer/choreographer for the New York City Ballet. We talk about her …

Ballet

‘The Prom’ Gets a Date for Broadway

“The Prom,” a musical comedy that weaves high school lesbians and self-involved thespians into a heartwarming confection, is coming to Broadway.<p>The musical, which was staged at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta last year, is about a group of publicity-hungry Broadway actors who decide to intervene …

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Your Week in Culture: Kendrick Lamar, Leonard Bernstein and Crime Scene Dioramas

<i>New TV shows, museum openings, film releases and concerts — it’s a lot to keep track of. Let us help you. For the week of Oct.</i> <i>22</i><i>, seven events in New York and elsewhere not to be missed:</i><p><b>Pop: Voodoo Music & Arts Experience</b><p><i>Oct. 27-29; voodoofestival.com.</i><p>Held each fall since 1999 in New Orleans’s …

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