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Photo Flash: First Look at THE JACKSONIAN at Profiles TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at THE JACKSONIAN at Profiles Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Profiles Theatre opens its 27th Season with the Midwest premiere of the acclaimed new play The Jacksonian by Beth Henley, directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus. The production runs August 21 - October 11, 2015 at Profiles Theatre's The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. The press opening is Thursday, August 27 at 8pm. (more...)

E! Announces Premiere Dates for 'KARASHIANS', FASHION POLICE & MoreE! Announces Premiere Dates for 'KARASHIANS', FASHION POLICE & More
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Pop culture powerhouse E! continues to expand its original programming slate with a fall line-up that includes two new series premieres and a variety of popular returning franchises. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATIONShakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Next up on the Main Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present the New Jersey premiere of Bill Cain's Equivocation. When the Bard and his troupe of players receive a royal commission to dramatize the events surrounding the infamous Gunpowder Plot, the artist must confront the demons of his past, his present, and his obligations to the truth and artistic integrity. Equivocation was described in Variety as "one of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade." (more...)

Australian Cast Announced for GEORGY GIRL - THE SEEKERS MUSICAL, Coming to Sydney & MelbourneAustralian Cast Announced for GEORGY GIRL - THE SEEKERS MUSICAL, Coming to Sydney & Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

The Australian cast of the brand new production, Georgy Girl - the Seekers Musical, has been announced today with members of The Seekers in attendance. The much anticipated cast announcement was made at Melbourne's Sidney Myer Music Bowl, the scene of The Seekers' record-breaking concert in 1967 that drew a mammoth crowd of more than 200,000 people! (more...)

Review Roundup: MERCURY FUR Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: MERCURY FUR Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Aug 21, 2015

The New Group presents the Off-Broadway premiere of Philip Ridley's MERCURY FUR. The production launched the company's 2015-16 season, opening earlier this week on August 19, 2015. The play is directed by Scott Elliott and runs at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre (480 West 42nd Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

American Theater Company to Co-Produce World Premiere of Thomas Bradshaw's FULFILLMENTAmerican Theater Company to Co-Produce World Premiere of Thomas Bradshaw's FULFILLMENT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

American Theater Company (ATC), 1909 W. Byron Street, kicks off Season 31: The Legacy Season with the co-world premiere of Fulfillment, written by Thomas Bradshaw and directed by Ethan McSweeny, Nov. 6-Dec. 13, 2015 (press opening Thursday, Nov. 12). This production is a co-world premiere with The Flea Theater in New York, where Fulfillment opens under McSweeny's direction next month. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of the New Group's MERCURY FURPhoto Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of the New Group's MERCURY FUR
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 20, 2015

The New Group presents the Off-Broadway premiere of Philip Ridley's Mercury Fur, which launched the company's 2015-16 season last night, August 19, 2015 (previews began August 5). MERCURY FUR by Philip Ridley is directed by Scott Elliott and runs at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

BWW Review:  Butterflies Aren't Free in Ridley's MERCURY FURBWW Review: Butterflies Aren't Free in Ridley's MERCURY FUR
by Michael Dale - Aug 20, 2015

The New Group's production is impressive but the 2005 post-apocalyptic drama is tedious. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/19/2015 - MERCURY FUR, Industry Dance Awards and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/19/2015 - MERCURY FUR, Industry Dance Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 19, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: MERCURY FUR and DROP DEAD PERFECT start off-Broadway, OCTOBER SKY hits the Windy City stage, and the Industry Dance Awards recognize Broadway talent! (more...)

MERCURY FUR Launches The New Group's 2015-16 Season TonightMERCURY FUR Launches The New Group's 2015-16 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

The New Group presents the Off-Broadway premiere of Philip Ridley's Mercury Fur. The production launches the company's 2015-16 season, opening tonight, August 19, 2015 (previews began August 5). (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 8/17/2015This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 8/17/2015
by - Aug 17, 2015

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 8/17/2015. (more...)

Rita Rudner, 54 SINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE & More Set for 54 Below This WeekRita Rudner, 54 SINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdland, Week of 8/24Klea Blackhurst, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdland, Week of 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for August 24-31, featuring Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Barbara Carroll, Birdland Jazz Party, and more! (more...)

William Finn & Deborah Abramson's YOU'RE STANDING IN MY WAY Premieres Tonight at Barrington Stage CompanyWilliam Finn & Deborah Abramson's YOU'RE STANDING IN MY WAY Premieres Tonight at Barrington Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present the premiere of You're Standing in My Way: A New Song Cycle by William Finn and Deborah Abramson, from tonight, August 14, through August 17 at Mr. Finn's Cabaret, located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (more...)

THE BOOM to Play TNC's Dream Up Festival, 9/9-20THE BOOM to Play TNC's Dream Up Festival, 9/9-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

'The Boom' is a play written by Vinnie Nardiello and directed by Mark Riccadonna that examines the life of a stand-up comic behind the stage. (more...)

'Parks & Rec's Michael Schur to Return to NBC with New Untitled Comedy'Parks & Rec's Michael Schur to Return to NBC with New Untitled Comedy
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

NBC has given a 13-episode series commitment order to an untitled comedy from “Parks and Recreation” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” executive producer Michael Schur, one of the most respected and talented writer-showrunners in television today. (more...)

National Institute for Fitness and Sport Announces Partnership with SedgebrookNational Institute for Fitness and Sport Announces Partnership with Sedgebrook
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

In March, 2015, NIFS began collaborating with existing fitness staff at Sedgebrook to support a more robust exercise program for the residents at the community. Services like senior fitness evaluations, exercise prescriptions and equipment orientations will remain in place. New group fitness formats and exciting incentive and other programs like NIFS Balance Challenge will be added to the current menu of services. Research has shown that regular exercise has profound health benefits for adults age 65 and older including decreasing fall risk and slowing cognitive decline. NIFS is committed to supporting a range of opportunities to keep exercise both safe and fun for older adults to maximize their potential for living full and vibrant lives. For example, the balance programming provided by NIFS staff in their client communities has not only shown to improve participant's scores on various measures of balance, but has also helped participants decrease their fear of falling which is correlated to overall fall risk. 'The residents at Sedgebrook value and appreciate our emphasis on staying physically fit and healthy,' says Cathy Swan, Director of Resident Life at Sedgebrook. 'Ruth Reyna, Fitness Center Manager with NIFS, is a wonderful addition to our Fitness program! She brings extensive experience and enthusiasm to Sedgebrook along with NIFS solid programming and reporting practices which provides us with valuable information about how the program is progressing. The NIFS program blends in very well with our approach to comprehensive wellness!' Sedgebrook is located in the North Shore village of Lincolnshire, Illinois, and is home to almost 600 residents. This exceptional community offers more than 90 resident-driven clubs that engage residents with a variety of interests. NIFS will be supporting their fitness center, pool, and group exercise classes. To find out more about Fitness Center Management by NIFS, call (317) 274-3432, e-mail bgarrity@nifs.org or visit www.wellness.nifs.org. NIFS media contact, Trudy Coler (317) 274-3432, email tcoler@nifs.org. National Institute for Fitness and Sport is a non-profit organization committed to enhancing human health, physical fitness and athletic performance through research, education and service. (more...)

William Finn & Deborah Abramson's YOU'RE STANDING IN MY WAY Will Premiere at Barrington Stage CompanyWilliam Finn & Deborah Abramson's YOU'RE STANDING IN MY WAY Will Premiere at Barrington Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present the premiere of You're Standing in My Way: A New Song Cycle by William Finn and Deborah Abramson, from August 14-17 at Mr. Finn's Cabaret, located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (more...)

Broadway's Bryce Pinkham & Lucas Rooney Return from Zara Aina Trip to MadagascarBroadway's Bryce Pinkham & Lucas Rooney Return from Zara Aina Trip to Madagascar
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Broadway actors Lucas Caleb Rooney, fresh off of a run in Classic Stage Company's production of Doctor Faustus, and Bryce Pinkham, after a run of The Heidi Chronicles and before returning to his Tony-nominated role in the Tony award-winning musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, have recently returned from Madagascar, where they worked to secure a permanent home for their non-profit organization, Zara Aina.  Also joining them in Madagascar was puppeteer, Annie Worden. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 8/10/2015This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 8/10/2015
by - Aug 10, 2015

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 8/10/2015. (more...)

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