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THE POINT OF LIGHT Coming to The Butterfly ClubTHE POINT OF LIGHT Coming to The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Butterfly Club will present one of the most exciting new Australian musical theatre productions in years. After sell-out houses and award nominations in Perth, The Point Of Light is due to hit Melbourne in a mere matter of weeks. With a dark and fantastical story, 20+ characters and an all original score, this innovative and whimsical show is the music theatre production we've all been waiting for. (more...)

PBS KIDS Announces Premiere Date for New Animated Series SPLASH AND BUBBLESPBS KIDS Announces Premiere Date for New Animated Series SPLASH AND BUBBLES
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Today at its annual meeting with PBS member stations from across the country, PBS KIDS announced the premiere date of its newest show: SPLASH AND BUBBLES from The Jim Henson Company (more...)

Janet Dacal, George Merrick, Donna English and More to Lead Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE This SummerJanet Dacal, George Merrick, Donna English and More to Lead Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. (more...)

Indiegogo and Celery Join Forces to Deliver Pre-Order Solutions to EntrepreneursIndiegogo and Celery Join Forces to Deliver Pre-Order Solutions to Entrepreneurs
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

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Center for Puppetry Arts to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of LABYRINTH with New ExhibitCenter for Puppetry Arts to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of LABYRINTH with New Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Jim Henson's fantastical film Labyrinth, Center for Puppetry Arts invites guests to journey into the magical world of the Goblin King with its brand-new, immersive special exhibit Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Journey to Goblin City, A 30th Anniversary Celebration, opening September 2, 2016. The exhibit will run until the fall of 2017 and feature more than 20 never before seen artifacts and memorabilia from the cult classic film for guests to enjoy! (more...)

Keala Settle & More to Join Daniel Reichard in FRIENDS, ACQUAINTANCES, AND STRANGERS at BirdlandKeala Settle & More to Join Daniel Reichard in FRIENDS, ACQUAINTANCES, AND STRANGERS at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that on Sunday, May 8 at 6 PM, Daniel Reichard will return to the historic room with a spirited variety show entitled 'Friends, Acquaintances, and Strangers.' This concert, which takes place on Mother's Day, will feature Reichard and an eclectic gathering of some of New York City's most talented performing artists. (more...)

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW to Change Venue; New Block of Tickets AnnouncedTHE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW to Change Venue; New Block of Tickets Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Recently nominated for a coveted Drama Desk Award and The Off-Broadway Alliance Award, the producers of the critically acclaimed, sold-out family show, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will offer a new block of tickets beginning June 11, 2016.  (more...)

Target Margin Theater to Present Reimagining of THE ICEMAN COMETH at HERETarget Margin Theater to Present Reimagining of THE ICEMAN COMETH at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Target Margin Theater presents The ICEMAN Lab, a radical new reimaging of The Iceman Cometh, with four diverse theater artists each tackling a separate act of the play. This fresh take on O'Neill's classic will give audiences the opportunity to see each act as a separate experiment or all together in a single sitting. The four acts of The ICEMAN Lab will play a varied schedule at the HERE Arts Center (145 6th Avenue) from June 2 through June 25, with special marathon performances on June 11 and June 18. (more...)

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Extends Again Off-BroadwayTHE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Extends Again Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Recently nominated for a coveted Drama Desk Award and The Off-Broadway Alliance Award, the producers of the critically acclaimed, sold-out family show, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW will offer a new block of tickets beginning June 11, 2016. (more...)

Illuminate Film Festival Sets 2016 LineupIlluminate Film Festival Sets 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The 2016 Illuminate Film Festival, which takes place June 1 – 5 in Sedona announced today the official line up of films for the 3rd annual event. The only film festival of its kind, the Illuminate Film Festival offers a collection of over 20 feature length and short films from around the world, exploring the year's best in conscious cinema, as well as eye opening and thought provoking panels and conversations that will expand minds and inspire dialogue. (more...)

Carlo Colla & Sons Marionette Company to Bring THE PIED PIPER to the New Vic, 5/6-15Carlo Colla & Sons Marionette Company to Bring THE PIED PIPER to the New Vic, 5/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

 In a stunning display of enchanting artistry and masterful storytelling, Carlo Colla & Sons Marionette Company (Sleeping Beauty, New Vic 2013) tells the cautionary tale of a town overrun by greed, corruption and rats in the U.S. Premiere of The Pied Piper from May 6 - 15, 2016. (more...)

Daniel Reichard Set for Broadway at Birdland Concert Series, 5/8Daniel Reichard Set for Broadway at Birdland Concert Series, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that on Sunday, May 8 at 6 PM, Daniel Reichard will return to the historic room with a spirited variety show entitled "Friends, Acquaintances, and Strangers." This concert, which takes place on Mother's Day, will feature Reichard and an eclectic gathering of some of New York City's most talented performing artists. (more...)

Oregon Children's Theatre to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACHOregon Children's Theatre to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Roald Dahl's beloved classic takes the stage in a new musical!  One boy, two awful aunts, five larger-than-life insects, and a giant peach!  What happens when magic crystals cause a withered old tree to create the largest and most magnificent peach ever seen?  Luckily, a boy named James and a handful of bugs just happen to be nearby when the peach finally snaps free of its stem, and it sweeps them along on a marvelous adventure. (more...)

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelli O'Hara & More Set for New 42nd Street's Annual Gala TonightSarah Jessica Parker, Kelli O'Hara & More Set for New 42nd Street's Annual Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The New 42nd Street hosts its annual Gala, this year celebrating 25 years, tonight, April 11 at The New Victory Theater. The evening will honor Douglas Durst, Bruce C. Ratner, Daniel R. Tishman, and Mortimer B. Zuckerman with the Marian Heiskell Award and President of The New 42nd Street, Cora Cahan, with the New Victory Arts Award. Jane and Michael Eisner will serve as Gala honorary chairs. (more...)

PBS's DINOSAUR TRAIN to Present Special Episode as Part of Autism Awareness MonthPBS's DINOSAUR TRAIN to Present Special Episode as Part of Autism Awareness Month
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

April is Autism Awareness Month and The Jim Henson Company is embarking in a brand-new episode “Junior Conductors Academy” in which Buddy and his siblings become friends with a dinosaur who knows a LOT MORE about dinosaurs than Buddy, but has some trouble making friends. (more...)

Center for Puppetry Arts Sets 2016-17 SeasonCenter for Puppetry Arts Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Highlights of the 2016-2017 Family Series include the brand-new puppet production of Pete the Cat, adapted from the widely popular and imaginative book series by Atlanta artist James Dean. Inspired by Dean's real-life cat, Pete pounces from the page to the stage as his laid-back, easy-going spirit takes him and his fine friends on a host of groovy adventures including surfing, skateboarding and playing guitar. Pete goes with the flow, and his positive outlook carries him through whatever obstacles come his way. Also debuting is an original production for children ages 2 and older, Old MacDonald's Farm. This Theatre for the Very Young production is a barnyard bonanza of fun and furry animals. Soaring back to the Center's Mainstage for its seventh consecutive holiday season is the Center's own beloved adaptation of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. (more...)

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelli O'Hara & More Set for New 42nd Street's Annual GalaSarah Jessica Parker, Kelli O'Hara & More Set for New 42nd Street's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The New 42nd Street has announced that its annual Gala, this year celebrating 25 years, will be held Monday, April 11 at The New Victory Theater. The evening will honor Douglas Durst, Bruce C. Ratner, Daniel R. Tishman, and Mortimer B. Zuckerman with the Marian Heiskell Award and President of The New 42nd Street, Cora Cahan, with the New Victory Arts Award. Jane and Michael Eisner will serve as Gala honorary chairs.   (more...)

Flappers Comedy Club to Welcome Dave Coulier for Los Angeles PerformanceFlappers Comedy Club to Welcome Dave Coulier for Los Angeles Performance
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

 Straight from the hit television series Fuller House, Dave Coulier will perform an exclusive show at Flappers Comedy Club, Tuesday, April 5 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $20.00. (more...)

Best-selling Author Brad Meltzer Launches Campaign to Bring Amelia Earhart Playset to LegoBest-selling Author Brad Meltzer Launches Campaign to Bring Amelia Earhart Playset to Lego
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2016

NY Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer has launched a campaign to bring an Amelia Earhart playset to the Lego company.  (more...)

Andrea McArdle & More Set for 14th Annual Orlando Cabaret FestivalAndrea McArdle & More Set for 14th Annual Orlando Cabaret Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

MAD COW THEATRE announces the return of a singular downtown Orlando event - the 14th annual Orlando Cabaret Festival, featuring cabaret artists from Central Florida and beyond. Among the headliners for the 2016 Cabfest will be Broadway star Andrea McArdle, a leading lady ever since she played the very first Annie in the beloved Broadway show of the same name. (more...)

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