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VIDEO: Sneak Peek - HAMILTON & More Parodied on New Season of DRUNK HISTORYVIDEO: Sneak Peek - HAMILTON & More Parodied on New Season of DRUNK HISTORY
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Booze, puking, nudity -- Drunk History is back September 27 with more soused lessons on the past. Season 4 premieres Tuesday, September 27 at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central. (more...)

Zainab Jah & Jessica Luck Round Out Cast for Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Premiere at WP TheaterZainab Jah & Jessica Luck Round Out Cast for Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Premiere at WP Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

WP Theater welcomes Obie Award Winning actress Zainab Jah (Eclipsed) and rising actress Jessica Luck, joining two-time Grammy-nominated comedian Lisa Lampanelli (HBO, Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show) and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella) in completing the cast for the world premiere of STUFFED, a new play written by Lampanelli, with additional material by Ashley Austin Morris. (more...)

Melissa Etheridge to Play the Van Wezel This FallMelissa Etheridge to Play the Van Wezel This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Known for her iconic voice, profound lyrics and riveting stage presence, Grammy winning Melissa Etheridge, one of rock music's great female icons, returns to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall with Melissa Etheridge's Holiday Trio on Sunday, November 27th, 2016 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Green Day Will Release New Studio Album - Revolution Radio - On October 7th Via Reprise RecordsGreen Day Will Release New Studio Album - Revolution Radio - On October 7th Via Reprise Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day will release their 12th studio album, entitled Revolution Radio, on October 7th via Reprise Records. (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT Could Be 'the Time of Your Life' at EPACBWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT Could Be 'the Time of Your Life' at EPAC
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 3, 2016

Green Day's classic rock opera takes to the stage, from Jingletown to the city, from beer swilling to heroin chic, and back agaiin. (more...)

Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT to Hold 'Rock-A-Long' Performance This AutumnGreen Day's AMERICAN IDIOT to Hold 'Rock-A-Long' Performance This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The critically acclaimed production of Green Day's hit musical, American Idiot, will be performing a special 'Rock-A-Long' performance for one night only on Thursday 8 September 2016. Following the huge success of last year's event, audience members are encouraged to 'ROCK OUT' with the cast, following the musical's return to its London home at the Arts Theatre in July. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Narrate Story of 'Hamilton' on Season 4 of Comedy Central's DRUNK HISTORYLin-Manuel Miranda to Narrate Story of 'Hamilton' on Season 4 of Comedy Central's DRUNK HISTORY
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

This season, "Drunk History" transports viewers back in time to hang with the founding fathers as the multi-talented Lin-Manuel Miranda narrates the rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. (more...)

Firehouse Theatre Extends their Sell Out Hit AMERICAN IDIOTFirehouse Theatre Extends their Sell Out Hit AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

AMERICAN IDIOT was recorded as a "punk rock opera' and won a Grammy in 2005 before it was adapted into an award-winning Broadway musical in 2009. Originally scheduled to close Saturday, July 23, AMERICAN IDIOT has been extended by popular demand! Firehouse has added 9 performances of AMERICAN IDIOT and will now run through Saturday, August 13. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Firehouse Theatre's AMERICAN IDIOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Firehouse Theatre's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

'Welcome to a new kind of tension, all across the alienation, where everything isn't meant to be okay.' These lyrics from the title song in Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT reflect Billie Joe Armstrong's embrace of and response to the anxiety of our post 9/11 age that helped make their music the anthem for a generation. AMERICAN IDIOT was recorded as a 'punk rock opera' and won a Grammy in 2005 before it was adapted into an award-winning Broadway musical in 2009. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Behind the Scenes of AMERICAN IDIOTPhoto Flash: Go Behind the Scenes of AMERICAN IDIOT
by Marianka Swain - Jul 5, 2016

In celebration of AMERICAN IDIOT's return to London this week, from Friday 8 July 2016, the critically acclaimed and celebrated UK production of Green Day's hit musical has released a selection of exclusive behind the scenes images from the show.  (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT Tri-oomphs in TempeBWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT Tri-oomphs in Tempe
by Herbert Paine - Jun 28, 2016

Ron May, Stray Cat Theatre's founding artistic director, has further propelled his arc of artistic excellence with a stunning staging of AMERICAN IDIOT, and, in turn, reveals the work's continued relevance. The production is a triumph in every sense of the word. May can lay claim to a trifecta of oomphs! (more...)

Jane Lee Hooker, Ellen Kaye, Vernon Reid and More Set for The Iridium This SummerJane Lee Hooker, Ellen Kaye, Vernon Reid and More Set for The Iridium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Coming up at The Iridium are: NYC's all-women blues band JANE LEE HOOKER on July 23; ELLEN KAYE with UK guitarist PAUL ROSE and Ethan Fein and the LiveIt!LIVE Band on July 26; VERNON REID POWER TRIO on July 29; and soul singer/songwriter/guitarist RAUL MIDON on September 24 & 25. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Interview: Norby David Gets in The Groove in AMERICAN IDIOTBWW Interview: Norby David Gets in The Groove in AMERICAN IDIOT
by Jude Cartalaba - Jun 26, 2016

Norby David, the former bassist and vocalist of alternative rock band Rivermaya, has joined the cast of the Manila premiere of the rock opera AMERICAN IDIOT by Green Day, which played to full houses and received standing ovations on its opening weekend (June 24-26) at the Globe Iconic Store's amphitheater on Bonifacio High Street in Taguig City. (more...)

City Lights to Stage Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT This SummerCity Lights to Stage Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

This summer, City Lights' intimate theater will be bursting with the powerful music and perpetually youthful rage of Green Day's American Idiot. Based on the hit album, this punk-rock musical promises to be even more electric than usual-up close in a 100-seat theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AMERICAN IDIOT Manila PremierePhoto Flash: First Look at AMERICAN IDIOT Manila Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Telecom giant Globe and theater company 9 Works Theatrical co-produce the smash rock musical AMERICAN IDIOT by Green Day on a limited engagement from Friday, June 24, until Sunday, July 10, at the Globe Iconic Store at Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater in Taguig. (more...)

Win 5 Pairs of Tickets to AMERICAN IDIOT (Plus Shirts) Via Digital Lottery!Win 5 Pairs of Tickets to AMERICAN IDIOT (Plus Shirts) Via Digital Lottery!
by Oliver Oliveros - Jun 13, 2016

Producers Globe and 9 Works Theatrical, together with BroadwayWorld.com Philippines, are giving away 10 shirts and five (5) pairs of tickets to the Manila production of the smash Broadway and West End rock musical AMERICAN IDIOT by Green Day on Sunday, July 3, 8 p.m. at the Globe Iconic Store at Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater in Taguig City via a digital lottery. ENTER TO WIN HERE. (more...)

The Petersons to Perform at The Cutting Room, 6/20The Petersons to Perform at The Cutting Room, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Following the sold-out show of The Petersons! In the Bleak Mid-Winter-on an unseasonably warm night this past February-NEW NEIGHBORHOOD presents the return engagement of The Petersons at New York City's The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street). THE PETERSONS GO SPELUNKING! one night only on June 20, 2016 at 7:30PM! (more...)

FULL LIST! The Winners of the 2016 Drama Desk Awards!FULL LIST! The Winners of the 2016 Drama Desk Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2016

Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, 'Ugly Betty') will serve as host of the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards tonight, June 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). (more...)

Firehouse Theatre to Stage Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT, 6/23-7/23Firehouse Theatre to Stage Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT, 6/23-7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

'Welcome to a new kind of tension, all across the alienation, where everything isn't meant to be okay.' These lyrics from the title song in Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT reflect Billie Joe Armstrong's embrace of and response to the anxiety of our post 9/11 age that helped make their music the anthem for a generation. AMERICAN IDIOT was recorded as a 'punk rock opera' and won a Grammy in 2005 before it was adapted into an award-winning Broadway musical in 2009. Previews are Thursday, June 23 and Friday, June 24 at 7:30pm. Opening is Saturday, June 25 at 7:30, and this limited run engagement of ten performances continues through Saturday, July 23. (more...)

SUMMER STAGES: There's Plenty of Theater Sizzle in Store During the Valley of the Sun's SummerSUMMER STAGES: There's Plenty of Theater Sizzle in Store During the Valley of the Sun's Summer
by Herbert Paine - Jun 3, 2016

While the temperatures are rising in the Phoenix Metro area, theater lovers can be assured of a cool and diverse range of theatrical offerings this summer. (more...)

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