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Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording StudioEncores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

Mike Birbiglia's DON'T THINK TWICE Available on Blu-Ray and DVD 12/6Mike Birbiglia's DON'T THINK TWICE Available on Blu-Ray and DVD 12/6
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

A member of a popular New York City improv troupe catches their big break forcing the group to reevaluate their success and confront their fears in the hilariously honest film, Don't Think Twice. (more...)

 David Sedaris Selects Seattle for Week-long  Final Manuscript Workshop at Broadway Performance Hall David Sedaris Selects Seattle for Week-long Final Manuscript Workshop at Broadway Performance Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

On the heels of yesterday's sold-out Benaroya Hall appearance, David Sedaris surprised Seattle audiences by announcing his return to the Emerald City for eight workshop readings at the Broadway Performance Hall from January 14-20, 2017.  Before the publication of each new book, Sedaris selects one or two cities to host these special week-long "workshops" to put the finishing touches on his manuscript before publication. His newest book, titled "Theft by Finding," will be released in June 2017. (more...)

Wondery Unveils First-Ever Podcast Musical WAIT WAIT DON'T KILL MEWondery Unveils First-Ever Podcast Musical WAIT WAIT DON'T KILL ME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Wondery, A Network Of Storytellers, announced today the launch of WAIT WAIT DON'T KILL ME, the first-ever musical produced as a serialized podcast. (more...)

VIDEO: OH HELLO's Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Talk Road to BroadwayVIDEO: OH HELLO's Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Talk Road to Broadway
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Comedians and costars Nick Kroll and John Mulaney sat down with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric to discuss their new Broadway play OH HELLO and their longstanding friendship since college.   (more...)

The Kentucky Center Reveals Details for Fall/Winter SeasonThe Kentucky Center Reveals Details for Fall/Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The Kentucky Center is offering a wide variety of entertainment as it opens its 33rd performing arts season. Fall performances will feature legendary musician Bob Dylan and His Band, country superstar Vince Gill, the interpretive dance troupe Pilobolus, host and creator of This American Life Ira Glass, local sensation and season nine winner of The Voice, Jordan Smith and many others. (more...)

VIDEO: Tatiana Maslany & Mike Birbiglia Visit LATE LATE SHOWVIDEO: Tatiana Maslany & Mike Birbiglia Visit LATE LATE SHOW
by - Jul 27, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James asked 'Orphan Black' star Tatiana Maslany how she plays so many characters in her show. (more...)

DON'T THINK TWICE Opens with Highest Per Screen Average of 2016DON'T THINK TWICE Opens with Highest Per Screen Average of 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

Mike Birbiglia's DON'T THINK TWICE sold out dozens of showtimes this weekend, grossing $90,126 at New York's Landmark Sunshine. This ranks as the highest per screen average of 2016, besting Woody Allen's CAFE SOCIETY, and is one of the highest exclusive opening weekend per screen averages of all-time. (more...)

STAR TREK with the NSO, Tony Bennett and More Coming Up at Wolf Trap This SummerSTAR TREK with the NSO, Tony Bennett and More Coming Up at Wolf Trap This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Some highlights of what's coming up this summer at Wolf Trap include: The Firebird (July 23); Star Trek Into Darkness with the NSO - and a pre-show Trek talk with Adam Nimoy (Leonard's son), Dave Zappone (For the Love of Spock), and Terry Farrell (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) along with several NASA staff (July 30); and the National Park Service Centennial celebration weekend, which features performances by Ricky Martin (August 24+25), Aretha Franklin (August 26), and Bonnie Raitt (Augsut 27). Scroll down for details!  (more...)

Ira Glass to Bring THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST to Arts Centre MelbourneIra Glass to Bring THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST to Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

This July, This American Life creator Ira Glass will bring his exciting live stage show THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST to Arts Centre Melbourne's State Theatre. (more...)

The MAC Sets 2016-16 Performing SeriesThe MAC Sets 2016-16 Performing Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 Season Performance Series. Subscriptions are on sale now for an exciting selection of music, dance, theater, comedy and literature events showcasing a roster of world-class headliners. Single tickets go on sale at the Box Office Saturday, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: What Do the Critics Think of Social Media? Matt Windman Finds Out in Excerpt from THE CRITICS SAY...BWW Exclusive: What Do the Critics Think of Social Media? Matt Windman Finds Out in Excerpt from THE CRITICS SAY...
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

In The Critics Say...: 57 Theater Reviewers in New York and Beyond Discuss Their Craft and Its Future, Matt Windman, theater critic of the newspaper amNewYork, interviews dozens of other theater critics about their backgrounds, how they go about evaluating different kinds of shows, and the enormous challenges that threaten the future of professional theater criticism. (more...)

Bell, Overtree & Bolin's FOUND, RIZZO and More Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company 2016-17 SeasonBell, Overtree & Bolin's FOUND, RIZZO and More Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company has just announced its 2016/17 season, with four plays and one musical that showcase work by some of the most exciting and provocative playwrights in America. (more...)

Ira Glass to Bring THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST to Arts Centre MelbourneIra Glass to Bring THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST to Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

This July, This American Life creator Ira Glass will bring his exciting live stage show THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST to Arts Centre Melbourne's State Theatre. (more...)

Wolf Trap Announces First Summer Lineup - RAGTIME, Yo-Yo Ma, Cyndi Lauper, National Symphony Orchestra and More!Wolf Trap Announces First Summer Lineup - RAGTIME, Yo-Yo Ma, Cyndi Lauper, National Symphony Orchestra and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts has announced the first 63 performances of Summer 2016 at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19; Wolf Trap members (donors of $75 and up) have access to presales and are purchasing tickets now. A complete calendar of performances may be found atwolftrap.org/summer and a press release dedicated to the Fine Arts season is here. Ticketing information and links to print-ready photography are below.  (more...)

ISAAC'S EYE Launches Amphibian Stage's 2016 Season TonightISAAC'S EYE Launches Amphibian Stage's 2016 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) launches its seventeeth season. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie MuellerRehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie Mueller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Rehearsals begin Monday, February 8 for the spring Broadway production of Waitress, following its sold-out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.  (more...)

Railroad Earth Performs at Eccles Feb. 20Railroad Earth Performs at Eccles Feb. 20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Fire-in-the-belly passion, gritty guitars, mandolin and songs with Woodie Guthrie-esque themes traverse Railroad Earth's unplugged and plugged-in landscape. Returning to Park City (an encore to their 2013 Deer Valley opening appearance for Bruce Hornsby), the newgrass-bluegrass-rock band performs on The Eccles Center stage, Saturday, February 20. (more...)

Ira Glass Coming to Park City's Eccles, 2/6Ira Glass Coming to Park City's Eccles, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Public radio's "This American Life" - created and hosted by Ira Glass - has transformed journalism by pushing the limits of how a story is told (and won five Peabody awards along the way). In his live appearance, Glass weaves memorable radio moments into a behind-the-scenes narrative about finding and telling compelling stories. His live performance, "Reinventing Radio" comes to The Eccles Center on February 6. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 435-655-3114 or online at EcclesCenter.org. (more...)

Palliative Care Physician Dr. BJ Miller to Speak at Eccles, Jan. 9Palliative Care Physician Dr. BJ Miller to Speak at Eccles, Jan. 9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2016

In Dr. BJ Miller's TED Talk he left his audience with the following challenge: "Let death be what takes us, not lack of imagination." The palliative care physician and an executive with San Francisco's Zen Hospice Project proposes rethinking and redesigning how we die; creating a dignified system that allows life to play out as a "crescendo." (more...)

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