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BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at SHEA'S BUFFALO Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Feb 17, 2017

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE PROVES TO BE A FROTHY DELIGHT ON A COLD WINTER'S NIGHT The sleeper hit A GENTLEMANS GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER took the 2014 TONY AWARDS by storm when it won the coveted Best Musical prize. Not surprisingly, TONY voters were enthralled with the production, but also realized the potential this delightful chamber sized musical would have touring the country. With it's compact cast and impressive unit set, the provinces are to benefit in attending this charming bon bon that plays out as a cross between a bawdy English Music Hall comedy and a zany British farce. Originally produced by The Hartford Stage and The Old Globe, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE's journey to Broadway paid off for all involved. (more...)

Cashmere Cat's 'Love Incredible' featuring Camila Cabello Premieres Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

“Love Incredible,” the new song from Cashmere Cat featuring Camila Cabello, premieres today (more...)

67 Year-Old Understudy Makes West End Debut in Leading Role in Gary Barlow & Tim Firth's THE GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

In spite of intensive medical treatment, Michele Dotrice, who has never missed a performance in her entire career, has been diagnosed with acute bronchitis and therefore unable to perform for the time being.  The part of Jessie in Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new British musical, THE GIRLS, will now be played by Judith Street, who at 67 is making her West End debut in a leading role.  For her, this is a dream come true. (more...)

BWW Review: UMPO MEAN GURLZ - Perfectly Wicked Entertainment!
by Gil Kaan - Feb 17, 2017

UMPO's continues its winning recipe for a raucous evening of laughs and musicality with its latest production THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF MEAN GURLZ. Take one part cult film favorite. Separate out the funny situations accenting them with witty, new lines. Add hit pop songs, repurposed to advance the original film plotline. And top it all off with a very talented, triple-threat cast. And what you have is a very tasty WOW! (more...)

Singer John Preston Releases New Song 'Superman Falls' to Benefit Valkyrie Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

John Preston, released his new song, Superman Falls, for pre sale this morning February 17, 2017. Preston said, “I am excited to help the Valkyrie Initiative with proceeds from my song. I wrote this song because of the death of my brother. (more...)

Veteran Served by Wounded Warrior Project Wins Tickets to Super Bowl LI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

HOUSTON, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ During the biggest night in football, one warrior served by Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) was able to experience the action up close. While attending an event hosted by USAA and the NFL, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Marcelino Gonzalez was chosen as the Lucky winner for two free tickets donated by the NFL to Super Bowl LI. He and his wife enjoyed the game, close to the field and another prominent attendee. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at All-Latino Cast of Tympanic Theatre Company's WATING FOR GODOT
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2017

Tympanic Theatre Company presents WAITING FOR GODOT by Samuel Beckett. The production, directed by AaRon Mays, features an all-Latino cast - exploring the similarities between the elusive 'Godot' and the Latinx experience in the pursuit of the 'American Dream.' (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Meet the Cast of THE NETHER
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Feb 17, 2017

It's that time of the semester! The first week of March transports the Bucknall theater at the University of New Haven to Jennifer Haley's cyber world of The Nether. I was Lucky enough to get an exclusive first look and talk to the cast about what the process has been like and what you can expect when you come to see the show. Let's find out what they have to say. Shall we? (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Reveals HAMILTON to Complete the 2017-18 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce HAMILTON as a 'Special Engagement' rounding out the full 2017-18 Season by Special Arrangement with BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center! (more...)

Photo Flash: SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman Leads Audition Workshop at A Class Act NY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio for kids and teens, hosted Tony-Nominated Broadway star Alex Brightman (SCHOOL OF ROCK, WICKED, MATILDA) for an audition technique workshop. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Writers In The Loft Presents THE STRANGER IN THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

On Tuesday, March 14, celebrated author Michael Finkel (True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea, a 2015 major motion picture) comes to town with his latest work, THE STRANGER IN THE WOODS: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit. Finkel will discuss one of this generation's remarkable news stories - the true tale of a hermit who lived alone in a tent in the Maine woods for twenty-seven years. (more...)

Kathy Wakile and Her Family Battle for Children's Brain Tumor Awareness
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

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Coming Soon to Great AZ Puppet Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Check out what's coming to Great AZ Puppet Theater next month! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at All-Latino Cast of WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Tympanic Theatre Company presents WAITING FOR GODOT by Samuel Beckett. The production, directed by Aaron Mays, features an all-Latino cast - exploring the similarities between the elusive 'Godot' and the Latinx experience in the pursuit of the 'American Dream.' (more...)

BWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 Recreates the Golden Age of Circus at the Hollywood Pantages
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 16, 2017

If Dorothy in THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ had run away from home and found this traveling circus instead of Professor Marvel and his crystal ball, she might never have gotten swept up in a twister and landed in Munchkinland. Instead, she might have become part of a new family, the kind that traveled the dust bowl in the early part of the twentieth century and instilled a sense of wonder in every child who was Lucky enough to hear that the circus was coming to town. (more...)

Nona M. Iverson Shares 'Papa's Words of Wisdom'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

'Papa's Words of Wisdom': an inspiring and poetic interplay between the sweet innocence of a child and the spiritual wisdom of her great-grandfather. 'Papa's Words of Wisdom' is the creation of published author Nona M. Iverson, a Christian writer and Minnesota native who finds joy in the simple pleasures in life and delights in sharing that joy with her readers. She credits God with the inspiration behind her writing and feels blessed to be the 'Lucky girl who gets to hold the pen'. (more...)

Sneak Peek - THE REAL's On The Road's Last Stop: New York City Today
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

On Thursday, February 16, co-host Jeannie Mai jets off to New York City for 'The Real on the Road' where she has a few surprises in store for some Lucky contestants at Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School (more...)

McDonald's Creates Re-engineered Straws for Shamrock Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

OAK BROOK, IL - McDonald's USA today changed the world (of shake-drinking) with a limited-edition straw designed by a team of aerospace and robotic engineers. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Cartoon Network's New Series CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Cartoon Network today announced a new TV series, CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS will make its series premiere on Monday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT). (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): MY FAIR LADY at The Larry Keeton Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2017

Lerner and Loewe's classic Broadway musical My Fair Lady - based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion - opens tomorrow night at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson, featuring Erica Patterson (and her understudy Ashley Wolfe, who takes on the iconic role for three performances) as Eliza Doolittle, surrounded by a bevy of Nashville's finest leading men, including Cavender Lane, Elliott Winston Robinson, Chris Cavin, Austin Jeffrey Smith and George Hardimon IV. (more...)

Stephen Petronio, Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton & Anna Halprin Set for BLOODLINES at The Joyce
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

In 2015, Stephen Petronio Company culminated its 30th anniversary 2014-15 season with a transformation: the launch of Bloodlines, which began with Merce Cunningham's iconic RainForest (1968) and Trisha Brown's proscenium masterpiece Glacial Decoy (1979). (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Amy Morgan Talks TRAVESTIES
by Marianka Swain - Feb 15, 2017

Amy Morgan's credits include Red Velvet and Hay Fever in the West End, The Beaux' Stratagem at the National Theatre, and, on screen, Father Brown and Mr Selfridge. She's currently starring as Gwendolen in Tom Stoppard's Travesties, which has transferred to the Apollo Theatre following a hit run at the Menier Chocolate Factory. (more...)

Skill-based Frogger Competition Leaps Into MGM Grand's Premier Social Lounge LEVEL UP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

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Wonka-fy Your Story Ideas, See 'CHOCOLATE FACTORY' on Broadway with Roald Dahl's Imaginormous Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Have you ever wondered what a child's idea might look like if it was turned into a theatrical creation, a Hollywood pitch, a short story book, a candy, or even a Minecraft world? (more...)

Director Talks PTSD, Female Veterans and More in SOLDIER BEE, Set to Screen at Winter Film Awards Indie Festival
by Movies News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Winter Film Awards' Walter Howard interviewed director Alex Hardy about the making of the film about the effects of PTSD on a female veteran. (more...)

The Clinic presents BETWEEN THE DOG AND THE WOLF
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

This multi-disciplinary work features in the visual art programme of the upcoming Auckland Arts Festival and will be installed at The Basement Theatre. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, La Jolla Playhouse is adding a seventh week of performances for Disney's Freaky Friday.  The show will extend its run through March 19.  (more...)

Breaking Out of the Institution Is More Important Than Fitting in in CREEDMORIA Film
by Movies News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Bubbling over with a much-needed dose of optimism is Creedmoria, director Alicia Slimmer's feature debut based loosely on her experiences growing up in 1980s-era Queens, New York, in the shadow of the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center. (more...)

The ACT Arts Centre and The Ridge Film Studio present Inaugural Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The ACT Arts Centre and The Ridge Film Studios, with the support of the City of Maple Ridge, are pleased to present a new festival highlighting films created in British Columbia. The inaugural Maple Ridge Festival of BC Film is scheduled to take place at The ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge from Friday, March 17 to Sunday, March 19, 2017. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Harvey Virdi's New Play MISS MEENA AND THE MASALA QUEENS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Rifco Artistic Director Pravesh Kumar today announces full casting for his production of the world premiere of Miss Meena & the Masala Queens, written by Harvey Virdi. The production opens at Watford Palace Theatre on 9 May 2017 before touring to Warwick Arts Centre, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, West Yorkshire Playhouse and newly announced tour dates Greenwich Theatre and Theatre Royal Windsor. (more...)

BWW Interview: Juan Pablo Di Pace Gets Ready for His 54 Below Debut
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Feb 14, 2017

On February 21st and 22nd, TV star Juan Pablo Di Pace will take the stage at New York's 54 Below with a his new show, highlighting his song and dance skills, so far seen in London and Madrid. (more...)

$10,000 raised for Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation by Megger
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

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BWW Review: Opera House Players' THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM at Broad Brook Opera House
by Joseph Harrison - Feb 13, 2017

It's always a pleasure catching up with an old friend, hearing stories you haven't heard in years, laughing together about inside jokes and just feeling comfortable together. These feelings can often be the same when experiencing a theatrical piece again after a long absence. What makes it even more special is when you rarely get to see that friend (or that show). Such is the case, for me, with Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman's THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, Broad Brook's Opera House Players' current production. (more...)

BWW Review: A Standing Ovation for GUYS AND DOLLS at River Ridge High School
by Peter Nason - Feb 13, 2017

Beautifully directed and full of life, this high school production of the iconic musical left audiences humming as they exited the theatre. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Announces SUMMERFEST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

An exciting new chapter begins for Pacific Symphony and the Orange County community, when the orchestra settles into its brand new summer home at the OC Fair & Event Center (located in the heart of Costa Mesa), where the Symphony will be in residence during the 2017 summer season! (more...)

BWW Interview: Drew Redington's 'Holiday Break' on Broadway
by Christopher Castanho - Feb 13, 2017

Drew Redington is one of the Lucky few who decide to take a break from their college theatre program and study abroad on Broadway. An Elon Musical Theatre student, Redington just wrapped up his jump-roppin', tap dancin' role in the ensemble of 'Holiday Inn: The New Irving Berlin Musical' I was Lucky enough to sit down with Drew and hear about the journey from his hometown of St Louis, Missouri to the Grand White Way. (more...)

BWW Interview: DANIEL C. LEVINE in Ridgefield
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Feb 13, 2017

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Pacific Symphony SUMMERFEST Makes Grand Debut at OC Fair's Pacific Amphitheatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

An exciting new chapter begins for Pacific Symphony and the Orange County community, when the orchestra settles into its brand new summer home at the OC Fair & Event Center (located in the heart of Costa Mesa), where the Symphony will be in residence during the 2017 summer season! (more...)

BWW Interview: Yannick Lebrun of ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
by Justin Cole Adams - Feb 13, 2017

Yannick Lebrun has been involved with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for the last 13 years. Starting as a student studying under a scholarship from 2004 until 2006 until making his debut with their junior company, Ailey II, immediately after. During one of the tours, Lebrun was asked to step into Ailey's highest dance company to fill in for an injured dancer. (more...)

Acclaimed Girls S.T.E.A.M. Franchise And Netflix Original Series, Project Mc2 Launches SMART GIRLS ROCK FULL S.T.E.A.M. AHEAD SWEEPSTAKES, Powered By Google And iD Tech
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

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Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Full Casting for Revival of Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces full casting for their major new revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness.  (more...)

New Season of SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP Premieres on Food Network, 3/12
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The sweetest and most decadent competition of the season is back with even more flavor and fun on the return of SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP, with back-to-back new episodes beginning on Sunday, March 12th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network. (more...)

BWW Interview: Conleth Hill On WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by Marianka Swain - Feb 13, 2017

Conleth Hill is beloved by millions of Game of Thrones watchers as spymaster Varys, but he's also a respected theatre actor, with work ranging from The Cherry Orchard and Stones in His Pockets to the 2013 revival of Quartermaine's Terms. He's about to embark on Edward Albee's masterpiece Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, starring opposite Imelda Staunton; the production begins previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 22 February. (more...)

Christian Borle Speaks About Building His Own Willy Wonka
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

In an exclusive interview with ET, Christian Borle discussed the nascent rehearsal process for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, coming to Broadway in March. At this stage, Borle and director Jack O'Brien are working to find the proper balance between the story everyone knows and the story being brought to the stage. (more...)

2017 TRU Combined Audition Event Slated for April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) with generous sponsorshipfrom Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, Actors Connection, BackStage, Reproductions.com, Actors Access and CastingAbout.com presents the 2017 TRU Combined Audition Event - on Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 10am - 6pm at The DeSotelle Theater, 300 W 43rd St #301, NYC 10036. (more...)

VIDEO: Grammy Weekend Hits High Note for One Lucky PRICE IS RIGHT Contestant
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Back-to-back perfect dollar spins on the Big Wheel landed a contestant a trip to the Grammy Awards this weekend. Linda Baquero from Marlton, NJ was a contestant on today's THE PRICE IS RIGHT, winning more than $78,000 in prizes (more...)

AMC's WALKING DEAD Sweepstakes Offers Chance for Walk-On Role in 100th Episode
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

AMC announced today THE WALKING DEAD Play Dead Sweepstakes, which will give four Lucky fans a chance to each win a walk-on role as a walker in the 100th episode of “The Walking Dead,” (more...)

Empire State Building Announces Winners Of 2017 Valentine's Day Wedding Contest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

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Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Mother-Daughter Roles When FREAKY FRIDAY Hits Cleveland; Show Extended!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The body-swapping duo in Cleveland Play House's (CPH) musical production of Disney's Freaky Friday will be played by Heidi Blickenstaff (Broadway's Something Rotten!) and Emma Hunton (Broadway's Spring Awakening). (more...)

John Frieda' Hair Care Wants To Help You Make Your Statement
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

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