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From Cedar Grove Books: Draculiza Flies Into Bookstores
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2015

A young vampire girl wishes to be a fairy princess. Having an imagination and wishing on that has always been something everyone does. Draculiza is no different. Her problem, though, is she wants to be a fairy princess; however as fate would have it that's a bit of impossible because she's a vampire. Despite her mother telling her why she can't have this dream, she refuses to listen. She comes up with a plan and with her advisor, her pet bat, Spike, Draculiza sets out on an adventure to make her dream come true. First time children's book author Bianca Bagatourian says, "We all have a little princess inside, and they're not all necessarily blonde with blue eyes. When I was growing up, none of the princesses in fairy tales looked like me. It was confusing! I wanted to write a story that emphasized the idea that we can all shine!' (Draculiza (Cedar Grove Publishing, 2015, ISBN: 9781941958254, $17.95, Draculiza is targeted toward young girls. In the wake of all the messages targeted toward young girls about what is the "right" way to look, walk, talk, dress and do, Draculiza's simple and basic message stands out. The message: it's all right to just Be Yourself. Visit Draculiza and Spike at There's a blog and lots of fun things to do. Draculiza (Cedar Grove Publishing, 2015, ISBN: 9781941958254, $17.95, can be purchased via Amazon and bookstores as a print book and as an eBook on Kindle, Nook, iTunes and most eReaders. About the Author: Bianca Bagatourian is an experimental playwright who easily switches between genres. She's a graduate of the MFA playwriting program atBrooklyn College with lifetime Obie award-winning playwright, Mac Wellman. The Time of Our Lies, her play about the life of historian Howard Zinn, was nominated for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Visit Bianca online at Draculiza is her first children's book. (more...)

Naked and NBA Champion Dwyane Wade Launch The Naked Truth Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

NEW YORK, NY - Naked Brand Group, Inc. (OTCQB: NAKD) ('Naked' or the 'Company'), an innovative inner fashion and lifestyle brand, today announces the launch of The Naked Truth marketing and advertising campaign featuring brand partner and NBA Champion Dwyane Wade. The Naked Truth campaign expresses the core brand philosophy of Naked, 'the freedom to be you,' by celebrating the character, experiences and life philosophy of accomplished individuals like Wade who will serve as 'Truth Tellers' and exemplify Naked's brand ideals of freedom and authenticity. (more...)

BWW Weighs In: The Importance of Being Awkward by Steve 'Coach Fury' of MARK FISHER FITNESS
by Mark Fisher Fitness - May 23, 2016

If you're awkward and you know it clap your hands! (more...)

ODETTE Productions Presents Its Inaugural Production Of SEX As Part Of 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Odette Productions boards the 20th Century Limited bound for New York City as it presents the world premiere comedy SEX, loosely based on the scandalous affairs of infamous socialite Peggy Hopkins Joyce. Sex will be playing nine performances at The Hudson Theatres as part of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

Theatre Arlington Stages MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA thru May 29
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Theatre Arlington's Bigger, Better and Brighter season takes a moment to slow down and enjoy the beautiful, timeless music of a dearly loved and often-imitated American icon with the opening of MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Theatre Bug Infects the Campus: Student Perspective
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - May 16, 2016

Since the theatre program first came to be, the University of New Haven has not been the same. Watching the program grow has infected the rest of campus with the theatre bug. Student organizations have been inspired to take on more theatrical events around campus. To quote Cabaret cast member Katherine Lutz, "Theatre is no longer a group of misunderstood outcasts; theatre is now a welcomed part of student life on campus!"  (more...)

BWW Blog: Annalise Prentiss - SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL at Susquehanna Stage Co.
by Guest Blogger: Annalise Prentiss - May 10, 2016

"Oh, the thinks you can think when you think about...SEUSS!!" Dr. Seuss, as most of us know, was one of the most iconic children's book authors. From One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish,  Blue Fish to There's a Wocket in my Pocket, Dr. Seuss never did fail to amuse children. In 2000, Seussical the Musical debuted on Broadway. Written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the musical incorporates all the memory-making Dr. Seuss stories such as Horton Hears a Who, Gertrude McFuzz, The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! Seussical the Musical was written to carry on the legacy of Dr. Seuss and to grant good times to anyone who sees it, and Susquehanna Stage Company located in Marietta, Pennsylvania, hopes to do just that. (more...)

BWW Cabaret Conversation: CAROL LIPNIK, BWW's 2015 Best Alt-Cabaret Show Award Winner, On Collaboration and 'Accessing The Thing'--Second of a Three-Part Series
by Remy Block - Mar 9, 2016

In Part Two of Remy Block's interview with Carol Lipnik, BWW's 2015 New York Cabaret Award-winner for Best Alt-Cabaret/Musical Comedy Performance, they continue talking in-depth about Lipnik's creative process and artistry, as she finds herself cresting a wave of success, surfing her moment as she emerges, fully formed, into the New York City cultural conversation. This installment explores her important and revelatory artistic relationships-- with club owners, musical collaborators, and with her audience. Lipnik is currently in the middle of a residency at Joe's Pub, where you can catch her the next two Thursday nights at 7 pm with musicians Matt Kanelos on piano, and Kyle Sanna on multiple instruments, including guitar and lap synthesizer. (more...)

Collegiate Theatrics: Belmont University's ZACHARY WATERS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 28, 2016

Racing headlong toward graduation from Belmont University's acclaimed musical theater program, Zachary Waters (scion of the Calhoun, Georgia, Waterses) has a jam-packed week ahead even before he can take a breath and consider the gravity of his impending college commencement. This weekend, he opens in the role of Uncle Fester in BUMT's production of The Addams Family (running April 1-10 at The Troutt Theatre, with Waters' cast performing April 2, 8 and 10). (more...)

Comedy Central Records Releases Hardwick, Tosh, Glaser and Feinstein During 'Stand Up Central' Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Four all-new stand-up specials, four consecutive weeks: Comedy Central becomes 'Stand-Up Central' (#StandUpCentral) this April with a slew of all-new album releases from comedic heavyweights. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with FAMILIAR Director Rebecca Taichman
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 23, 2016

Known for both her contemporary and Shakespearean work, Taichman will go straight from one off-Bway show to another this year. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jeremy Price on What It Takes to be a Stomper
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 23, 2016

For over 25 years, STOMP's unique blend of percussion, dance, and theatricality has been thrilling audiences around the world. After launching in the UK in 1991, STOMP has been playing Off-Broadway since 1994 and touring across the globe ever since. A cultural phenomenon, STOMP has performed at the Lincoln Memorial, in the West End, at the Olympic Closing Ceremonies, and in their own IMAX movie. (more...)

Comedy Central Becomes 'Stand-Up Central' This April with Amy Schumer & More!
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Four all-new stand-up specials, four consecutive weekends: Comedy Central becomes “Stand-Up Central” (#StandUpCentral) this April with a slew of one-hour world premieres from comedic heavyweights Nikki Glaser (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Composer Michael Mott to Chat, Drink, Play Games!
by Broadwaysted - Jun 7, 2016

On this week's episode, with composer Michael Mott ('Where the Sky Ends'), we drink manhattans in sippy cups and  spill about Bright Star, the national treasure that is Carmen Cusack,The Color Purple, and how when Cynthia Erivo opens her mouth we all weep. We pour one out for Tuck Everlasting and American Psycho, Kimberly tells her sweet Hamilton engagement story, and Kevin does his best impression of Mandy Patinkin singing The Color Purple. Also we play Cast This Movie Musical! for Sunday in the Park, Dream Ballet Showdown, and Lights of Broadway Card Game. Hang out with us as we all get Broadwaysted! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ragtag Theatre Company's THE COMMEDIA CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Ragtag Theatre Company, is a Commedia dell' Arte troupe residing at The Soho Playhouse dedicated to creating fresh and unique live LGBTQ theatre designed specifically for the entire family. Think DRAG for kids. In short, they do fairytales. But not yo mama's fairytales -- they do fractured fairytales that spoof and riff off of pop culture... (much like Animaniacs or Shrek), and they do it all in the style of Commedia dell'Arte, which is an early style of Italian street theatre that incorporates big funny characters, improvisation, and direct audience involvement all in one. All of the company's shows are audience interactive and the kids integrated into every performance. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Milly Shapiro Reflects on Her Sally Brown Life in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

I get to choose a different phrase on stage as Sally Brown in The York Theatre's production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Sally, like me, is a carefree, spirited girl who doesn't care what anyone thinks. She won't let anyone tell her how she should feel. Sally is confident and loves who she is. Sally is a sassy, pushy yet altogether lovable character and I am so excited to bring her to life this summer. (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Grabs a Beer & Reads Fan-Fiction with Tony-Nominee Jeremy Jordan
by Broadwaysted - Jun 28, 2016

Jeremy Jordan has been lighting up the screens recently on television's SUPERGIRL and as everyone's favorite cheating writer in the film adaptation of JRB's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, but this Tony-nominated Broadway Leading Man 'seized the day' to get Broadwaysted with us! This week, we do a 'super' quiz and Jeremy discovers he does an incredible James Corden impression--and during the 'Lights of Broadway' round Jeremy finds out he's a 'fun fact' on the back of a card! (more...)

BWW Interview: Billy Carter Haunts in SHINING CITY
by Naomi Serviss - Jun 23, 2016

Carter settles in opposite Matthew Broderick for several rounds of patient-therapist tango amid a ghostly Dublin in this revival of Conor McPherson's drama. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Broadwaysted Welcomes BRIGHT STAR's Hannah Elless
by Broadwaysted - Jun 20, 2016

BRIGHT STAR darling Hannah Elless knows the best cure her post-Tonys hangover: getting Broadwaysted! Pour a glass and listen in as Hannah talks about her two-year journey to 'Ashville' and effectively leads the charge in the Kevin Hamil-shaming by issuing this challenge: tweet dares that Kevin should do for tickets toHamilton @Broadwaysted with #Kev4Ham (and tag @HannahElless). (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Panella - James Corden is Right, This COULD Be You!
by Guest Blogger: Christopher Panella - Jun 15, 2016

?WARNING: I am assuming that if you are reading this blog, you have watched the 70th Tony Awards this past Sunday. If you have not, are you even a theatre kid? (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Paige Davis to Drink, Play Games!
by Broadwaysted - Jun 14, 2016

This week's episode we sit down with theatre and television star Paige Davis and make a few major discoveries-that Laura Benanti's arms are amazing...and everything can be mixed with Fresca. (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Releases Special Tony Episode with Comedian Jay Schmidt
by Broadwaysted - Jun 13, 2016

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, your head is throbbing-must be that magical time of the year: the afterglow of Tony Sunday.  After live-tweeting our drinking games and general shenanigans throughout the entire Tony Broadcast with actor and comedian Jay Schmidt, we poured out a few "last rounds" and recorded this SPECIAL POST-TONY EPISODE.  In addition to all of our reactions and vague recollections, we talk about how Jay is making Kimberly the #RealKimmieSchmidt and we choose our ultimate "Next Round's On Us" from Tonys 2016.  As the countdown to Tonys 2017 begins, relive the magic of theatre's biggest night and get Broadwaysted! (more...)

Broadwaysted, BRIGHT STAR's AJ Shively Play 'Lights of Broadway Against Humanity,' More
by Broadwaysted - Jul 5, 2016

Play along as AJ Shively (Broadway's BRIGHT STAR) joins Bryan, Kevin, & Kimberly for some whiskey, prosecco, broadway talk, theatre games, bad puns, more whiskey, and July 4th America talk. They play Lights of Broadway Against Humanity, Dirty Hands On a Hard Body Randy, and America's Playlist. AJ and Bryan start a movement to 'Bring Back BIG,' we talk E.T., and so much more! (more...)

DreamWrights Benefits from Two Unsuspecting Role Models
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

When they learned about DreamWrights' Capital Campaign, it was eleven year old Maddie Trimmer's and fourteen year old Sophie Nicholson's natural inclination to jump right in to help in any way they could. Maddie remembers her parents discussing the campaign, "I heard them talking about how they were going to donate some money and I said, 'Well, can I donate some money too?'" So Maddie began doing odd jobs around her mother's office for some extra cash. (more...)

Broadwaysted Drinks Cabernet in Sippy Cups with PARAMOUR's Ruby Lewis
by Broadwaysted - Jul 26, 2016

Eyes on the center ring for this week's episode of Broadwaysted with The Leading Lady of Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR-Ruby Lewis! Ruby pours some cabernet into her show sippy cup and spills about her 10-hour trip to Vegas, her journey with PARAMOUR from inception to Broadway, and her stressful childhood experience warming up for the Petite Miss Dance of America Competition. We play 'Dirty Hands on a Hardbody' and a new game called 'Is that a Cirque Title?' before we have a great round of Lights of Broadway Showcards Against Humanity (with a big shout out to Sydney Lucas!). (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor Timothy Patrick Finnegan
by Mark C. Lloyd - Jul 23, 2016

BWW Interviews: Actor Timothy Patrick Finnegan (more...)

Regional Premiere: BILLY ELLIOT the Musical at Firehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Next up at The Firehouse Theatre - Billy Elliot the Musical - a regional premiere - opens July 29th and runs through August 14, with preview set for July 28 th . Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall with Music by Elton John - this show has 10 Tony awards, including Best Musical, to its credit! Set in a northern English mining town against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Based on the international smash-hit film, this show will encourage audiences to Be Yourself. (more...)

Broadwaysted Has a Team Bonding Episode as they Prep for Fall Season
by Broadwaysted - Jul 19, 2016

Gearing up for the upcoming season, we decided the Broadwaysted Crew needed some team bonding--so we grabbed our beverages of choice and saddled up to the mics for an episode flying solo! (more...)

BWW Interview: 2016 National High School Musical Theatre Award Winner, Josh Strobl!
by Maeve Riley - Jul 14, 2016

2016 National Musical Theatre Award Winner, Josh Strobl, sits down with BWW to give us the onstage AND backstage scoop from the Jimmy Awards and Jerry Herman Awards! (more...)

Broadwaysted Welcomes SOMETHING ROTTEN Fashion Icon, Hayley Podschun
by Broadwaysted - Jul 12, 2016

Beautiful Hayley Podschun stopped by to get Broadwaysted before returning to the Broadway cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN July 18th! Hayley knew the drill: she showed up with her own NEWSIES OBC show tumbler (featuring #FriendOfTheShow Jeremy Jordan) full of bubbles! (more...)

Sarantos Releases New Song & Music Video for 'Perfection From Every Angle'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Sarantos releases a new song and mu8sic video for the hot Chicago Summer - 'Perfection From Every Angle'. Summer is usually filled with excitement. It's the hottest of all seasons. (more...)

THE PRIDE to Premiere in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Alexi Kaye Campbell's Olivier Award-winning The Pride is a remarkable reflection on gay identity and sexual liberation, from the repressive past to the more liberated present day. Darlinghurst Theatre Companypresents the highly anticipated Sydney Premiere on 9 February at Eternity Playhouse as part of the 2016 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rachelle Ann Go, Fantine in LES MISERABLES London and Asian Tour
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 24, 2016

'I'm very excited that we're bringing the new production of LES MISERABLES (LES MIS) to Manila. I hope to see you there!' - Rachelle Ann Go, Fantine replacement, LES MIS Original London Production (more...)

Oscar-Nominated THE DANISH GIRL Coming to Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD & On-Demand
by Movies News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

With love comes the courage to Be Yourself in The Danish Girl,coming to Digital HD on February 16, 2016, and Blu-ray , DVD and On Demand on March 1, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. (more...)

BWW Review: STUPID F***ING BIRD Embodies New Form at The Cell
by Devon Hoffman - Feb 9, 2016

The Cell Theater's equity theater company, Fusion, is now playing 'Stupid F***ing Bird,' a new (as of 2013) tragi-comedy written by Aaron Posner that comments on its newness by embodying the skin of its ancestor, Chekov's 'The Seagull.' (more...)

Theater Works Announces 2016-2017 Masterworks Season
by Louisa Brady - Feb 20, 2016

Theater Works 2016-17 Masterworks Season sees the return of master entertainers, lauded composers, Tony Award ® Winners and two premieres. The 31st MasterWorks season opens with the comedy Noises Off, and is followed by the World premiere of the newest work by the team that brought the works of Cole Porter, A Gershwin Revue celebrates the works of the acclaimed composer George Gershwin. (more...)

AFSHeeN Releases Debut Original Single 'Let Me Down Slow' on Spotify
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

That's always been the plan for LA-based AFSHeeN, and after two years as one of the hottest names on the industry hit list, this rising artist is finally prepared to reveal his own electronic-orientated project. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/12; NCT's GREASE, HAIRSPRAY in Sacramento, StudentsLive in China and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 12, 2016

What happened all around our Broadway World this week?  We're featuring the best stories in Raleigh, Sacramento, China, and more. Check out our top 10 list, which includes NCT's GREASE, HAIRSPRAY in Sacramento, and STUPID F***ING BIRD in Albuquerque, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Interview: Aaron Field of WIZARD OF OZ at Orpheum
by Christine Swerczek - Dec 7, 2015

Who has NOT grown up with Wizard of Oz? It was a very special annual event in my childhood home, and I am willing to bet most of you can say the same. I was excited to speak with Aaron Fried, who plays the Cowardly Lion in the national tour of WIZARD OF OZ, which opens at the Orpheum Theater in Omaha on Tuesday, December 8?. (more...)

by Jessica Khan - Dec 2, 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: FUNNY GIRL opens tonight in London, INVISIBLE THREAD bows off-Broadway, and BRIGHT STAR begins in D.C.! (more...)

Colorado Ballet Deems Live-Stream of THE NUTCRACKER A Success
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

DENVER – More than 100 sites from 10 Colorado cities and 27 states streamed Colorado Ballet's free live student matinee performance of The Nutcracker on December 4.  In addition, students in England, Ireland, Ecuador, Greece, Italy and China also participated in the live stream event. (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes 'Annoying Actor Friend' Andrew Briedis for Vodka & Julie Andrews!
by Broadwaysted - Aug 4, 2016

Get ready Twitterverse--this week the Broadwaysted Crew sits down and drinks vodka with everyone's favorite 'Annoying Actor Friend' Andrew Briedis! The conversation flows as easily as the booze as we discuss Andrew's time in the production of The Boy Friend directed by Julie Andrews--and Andrew does his best Julie Andrews impression! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/3/2016 - Marquees Dim for Nederlander and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 3, 2016

Today's big news: The cast of SHE LOVES ME celebrates their album release at Barnes & Noble, marquees will be dimmed on Broadway, in the West End and in Chicago in memory of James M. Nederlander, and the company of HOLIDAY INN meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Broadway Royalty with Princess Laura Osnes and Robbie Rozelle
by Broadwaysted - Aug 16, 2016

This week the Broadwaysted Crew brings you a royal episode with a Broadwaysted twist. Sitting in the guest's throne is Broadway's Sandy to Cinderella, Laura Osnes--and filling in for Kevin while he's in Chicago for the opening of his musical DAPHNE'S SUNSET is Broadway Record's Robbie Rozelle! (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes THE COLOR PURPLE's Antoine L. Smith for Vodka & Games
by Broadwaysted - Aug 10, 2016

Tune in this week as we get Broadwaysted with THE COLOR PURPLE's Antoine L. Smith, and #extrafriendoftheshow, Antoine's cousin Rainbo! On this episode, we drink vodka cranberry and pineapple (or a couple of ciders) and Antoine chats about working with powerhouses Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, and Heather Headley--and why he wears a belt and suspenders together in the show. (more...)

BWW Review: Despite Solid Performances, HAZEL was Maid-for-TV, Not Theater
by Teresa Budasi - Apr 7, 2016

Folks of a certain age might remember Hazel, the spunky, middle-aged maid upon which a 1960s television sitcom was based. Now, 50 years later, she's on stage, taking care of the same family, only this time she's cracking wise via song and dance. (more...)

by Mark Wagemakers - Apr 18, 2016

'I give it a 9 out of 10!' 'No, 9,5!' 'Why not a ten?' I asked my little nephew and niece. 'It wasn't scary. I wished it was scary.' (more...)

by Laura Blatterman Brown - Apr 13, 2016

Georgia Artists unite for create change. (more...)

San Diego Gay Men's Chorus Partners with SDSU & UCSD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Being a university student is tough. And it's even more difficult for LGBT students just embarking on their journeys of self-discovery and personal identity.  (more...)

Nikki Glaser's PERFECT Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Nikki Glaser, host of the new Comedy Central series 'Not Safe with Nikki Glaser', brings her sharp wit to her first one-hour special, Perfect (#PerfectNikki), out today on Comedy Central Records. (more...)

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