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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Austin (more...)

Grandma's Got Game
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at Circle Theatre's FIRST LADY SUITE by Michael John LaChiusa
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

CIRCLE THEATRE's production of Michael John LaChiusa's First Lady Suite opens next week, just days before the 2016 Election Tuesday. (more...)

Nikki Yanofsky Releases Soulful, Wyclef Co-Produced 'Solid Gold' EP Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Canadian singer-songwriter and future pop goddess Nikki Yanofsky has released her Solid Gold EP, produced by Nikki with additional production by Wyclef Jean, today via A440 Entertainment. (more...)

David Guetta Joins Generation Now Youth Festival for Central America
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

David Guetta joins Generation Now (GenNow Fest), the first major festival to celebrate, empower, and inspire the youth of Central America to champion positive change in their communities. (more...)

JAN McART kicks off New Play Series on Halloween Monday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

'The tale of an eighteenth century Scandinavian king may sound dull, but this bit of history feels more like something out of 'GAME OF THRONES.' (more...)

Portman, McConaughey & More to Be Honored at 20th Annual HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

dick clark productions announced today that Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman will be honored with the 'Hollywood Actress Award' for her role in 'Jackie' (more...)

VIDEO: Laura Benanti Returns as 'Melania Trump' for Colbert's Live Election Special
by TV News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Live from Trump Tower, Stephen Colbert had an exclusive interview with Melania Trump (Broadway's Laura Benanti) to discuss her election day vote alongside husband Donald Trump, as well as her new role as First Lady. (more...)

TICK TICK BOOM and More Slated for PRiMA Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

PRiMA Theatre is announcing its 2017 season of productions. (more...)

Irish Rock Act The Stunning Set for Connolly's in Times Square Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

The legendary Irish band The Stunning will make its long-awaited return to the U.S. this fall at Connolly's, Club 45, Times Square, NYC today, November 5th. (more...)

Ina Garten Set for Food Channel Special SPECIAL BAREFOOT IN WASHINGTON, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Food Network favorite Ina Garten heads back to where her career began, Washington, D.C., for an unforgettable trip that culminates in a once-in-a-lifetime visit with First Lady Michelle Obama in the one-hour special SPECIAL BAREFOOT IN WASHINGTON (more...)

Three Bridges Launches First-Ever Refrigerated Mac & Cheese Kit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

It's time to trade in your blue box of mac and mystery cheese dust for some real foodthanks to the launch of the industry's first-ever refrigerated mac & cheese kit. Created by Three Bridges, the leading maker of fresh, better-for-you pastas and sauces, America's favorite comfort food is finally getting a much-needed upgrade. The perfect solution for time-crunched families who want to serve up an honest meal in just 3 minutes, Three Bridges' new Creamy Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese Kit is made with clean and simple ingredients, including fresh-shredded cheddar cheese. (more...)

West End & Broadway Star Kerry Ellis Joins ENCORE RADIO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The award-winning star of Wicked, Rent and Les Miserables will host her own 3-hour show every Saturday afternoon. (more...)

Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd & His Wife to Release TAKE IT ON FAITH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Rossington - Gary Rossington, the legendary founding member and guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd along with his wife, Dale Krantz-Rossington, whom many call The First Lady of Southern Rock, release the heartfelt, soul-grabbing, bluesy new album Take It On Faith, November 4, 2016 on Loud & Proud Records.  (more...)

The Wooster Group Founder Receives 2016 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Gish Prize Trust recently announced that Elizabeth LeCompte, founding member and director of the internationally acclaimed experimental theater company The Wooster Group, has been selected to receive the 23rd annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. (more...)

BWW Previews: Henderson, Struthers, Cooke And Gaffney Star In STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Coyote Stageworks
by David Green - Nov 3, 2016

Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley-based award-winning Actors' Equity professional theater company, will begin its 2016-2017 'Legendary Ladies' season on November 26, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. with a staged reading benefit gala performance of the beloved production 'Steel Magnolias,' by playwright Robert Harling. It will feature performances by well-known actresses Florence Henderson, Sally Struthers, Carole Cooke, Mo Gaffney, Yo Younger and Elaine Hayhurst and will be held at the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum.  (more...)

VIDEO: ABC Unveils Trailer, Premiere Date for All-New Season of SCANDAL
by TV News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

ABC has unveiled a trailer for the Season 6 of its hit drama series SCANDAL. The new season premieres Thursday, January 19th. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

Billboard Exclusively Streaming Rossington 'Take It On Faith'; Album Out Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Rossington - Gary Rossington, the legendary founding member and guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd along with Dale Krantz-Rossington (also his wife), whom many call The First Lady of Southern Rock, release an album 10 years in the making with Take It On Faith (more...)

Rediscovered Tony Harrison Play Opens 2017 at the Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the rediscovery of Tony Harrison's The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus in its first London production for nearly 30 years opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season. (more...)

BWW Review: GET ON UP JAMES BROWN CELEBRATION at NJPAC
by Adam Cohen - Nov 21, 2016

A winning powerful tribute to James Brown from those who sang and played with him. (more...)

Los Lobos, Lalah Hathaway and More to Bring Holiday Shows to City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, has announced its 2016 holiday lineup.  (more...)

West End Leading Lady Kerry Ellis to Bring Christmas Concert to the Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Club 11 London and the Hippodrome Casino are thrilled to announce a Christmas concert with west end leading lady Kerry Ellis on 20th December 2016, 8pm, at The Hippodrome Casino. (more...)

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations Coming to Segerstrom Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will celebrate Mexico's revered Dia de los Muertos with performances by Perla Batalla, La Santa Cecilia, Pacifico Dance and Quetzal on November 2, 2016 in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall starting at 7:30 p.m. Four performances will take place in a single concert: Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Perla Batalla, LA bands La Santa Cecilia and Quetzal and Pacifico Dance Company. (more...)

BWW Review: Belmont University's Soul-Stirring PARADE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 19, 2016

As challenging a work of theatrical artistry that you could possibly conceive of, Parade affords BUMT students a sublime opportunity in pursuit of excellence in a production that vociferously demands to be seen and experienced. It is one of the year's best musicals in a Nashville theatrical season that has boasted one after another significant stage triumphs, with two leading performances that are stunning in their complexity and passionate delivery. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Players Honor Barbara Cook with Helen Hayes Award
by Walter McBride - Nov 18, 2016

The Players, the city's most fabled private social club for actors and artists, just presented its inaugural Helen Hayes Award to Barbara Cook, the musical theatre legend who is widely considered one of the twentieth century's best interpreters of the Great American Songbook, at a gala ceremony yesterday. (more...)

Governor and Mrs. Markell to Appear in Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance 50th Nutcracker
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance will have some distinguished company this year as it celebrates its 50th Nutcracker at the Playhouse on Rodney Square on December 3rd and 4th.  Governor Jack Markell and First Lady Carla Markell will be appearing in the Saturday matinee show at 2pm to help kick off the anniversary performance.   (more...)

Tyne Daly, Jason Danieley and More Complete Cast for Transport Group's A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Drama Desk and OBIE-winning Transport Group has announced that Tyne Daly (Master Class, Mothers and Sons, It Shoulda Been You, Rabbit Hole), Jason Danieley (The Visit, Chicago), Hannah Elless (Bright Star, Godspell), and Marc Kudisch (Hand to God, Finding Neverland) will join Richard Thomas ('The Americans,' You Can't Take it With You) in its concert of A Man of No Importance, which takes places Monday, December 5 at 8pm at the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street. (more...)

New Solution Keeps Kids Safer On Social Media
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

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SHAPING SOUND Returns to Playhouse Square this March!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

TRAVIS WALL and Break The Floor Productions will be including Playhouse Square as part of their national tour by America's hottest dance company, Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND.  After The Curtain will begin touring March 1st in Utica, New York and play nineteen cities. Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND After The Curtain comes to Playhouse Square's Connor Palace Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 pm. TICKETS FOR Travis Wall's Shaping Sound March 11 are $75, $55, $45, $35 & $10 and are on sale now at playhousesquare.org, 216-241-6000 and the Ticket Office. (more...)

Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND: AFTER THE CURTAIN Coming to Shea's in March
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

TRAVIS WALL and Break The Floor Productions have announced national tour dates for the second show by America's hottest dance company, Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND. After The Curtain will begin touring March 1st in Utica, New York and play nineteen cities. The tour will resume summer of 2017, those dates will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Alan Cumming, Sienna Miller and More to Join Lance Horne in 'EXTRAORDINARY DAYS' at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Multi-faceted musician, composer and musical director Lance Horne returns to New York City, headlining a yearlong performance residency called New Work New Work at Joe's Pub at The Public, beginning Monday, November 21 (9:30PM). (more...)

Disney Junior Orders Fifth Season of Award-Winning Series DOC MCSTUFFINS
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Disney Junior has ordered a fifth season of its Peabody Award-winning hit DOC MCSTUFFINS. (more...)

TLC Rings In 2017 With New Episodes of Tyler Perry's TOO CLOSE TO HOME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Production wrapped this week on new episodes of TLC's first scripted series TOO CLOSE TO HOME, written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry. Filming took place in Atlanta at Tyler Perry Studios located on the former Fort McPherson army base. (more...)

Michelle Obama Presents LGBTQ Arts Organization With National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

True Colors: Out Youth Theater, a program of The Theater Offensive and the country's largest and longest-running lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth theater program, today received the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama. (more...)

The Players Honor Barbara Cook with Helen Hayes Award This Week; Charles Busch to Host
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The Players, the city's most fabled private social club for actors and artists, will present its inaugural Helen Hayes Award to Barbara Cook, the musical theatre legend who is widely considered one of the twentieth century's best interpreters of the Great American Songbook, at a gala ceremony on Thursday, November 17th. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra to Continue 'Third Thursdays' with LIVE! AT 10TH AND G
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001) - this Thursday, November 17 at 12:15 PM.  (more...)

Tumi Morake and Vanessa Frost to TEASE! at The Market Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Comic of The Year, Tumi Morake and the original Cavewoman, Vanessa Frost team up in TEASE!, which premieres in Johannesburg at the Market Theatre on 16 November. TEASE! enjoyed a successful debut run at the 2016 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, with sold out shows, standing ovations and a Standard Bank Ovation Award. (more...)

CBS's 60 MINUTES, Featuring President-Elect Draws 20 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

esley Stahl's interview of the President-elect Donald Trump and his family in their first post-election television interview drew a season-high 20 million viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Nov. 13. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Natalie Portman Stars as Former First Lady in JACKIE
by Movies News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Fox Searchlight Pictures has shared an all-new trailer for JACKIE, starring Natalie Portman as the former First Lady. The film hits select theaters on December 2, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at BET Special BARACK OBAMA'S BLOCK PARTY Airing Today
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

BET Networks joined President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House earlier last month for a star-studded musical celebration, “BET PRESENTS LOVE & HAPPINESS: AN OBAMA CELEBRATION,” playfully dubbed 'Barack Obama's Block Party.' (more...)

BWW Review: In the Calm Before the Storm, Randy Rainbow Throws an ELECTION EVE PARTY at Birdland
by Troy Frisby - Nov 13, 2016

There's no easy way to talk about a performance ostensibly thrown in honor of a presidential candidate who didn't end up winning. Let's be clear: Randy Rainbow's ELECTION EVE PARTY held on Monday, night at Birdland wasn't exactly a non-partisan event. The performers dropped more 'I'm With Her' references than at an actual Clinton rally, and the party likely could've sustained itself on Rainbow's viral parodies alone. (more...)

i am OTHER's Head of Music Kawan KP Prather Rocks the Stage at Complexcon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

This past weekend, Kawan 'KP The Great' Prather rocked the stage on behalf of i am OTHER, for Complex's first-ever music festival and convention, Complexcon. Held in the heart of Long Beach, California, this festival garnered thousands of music lovers to the West Coast for a weekend of art, music, fashion, technology and most importantly fun. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra Introduces 'I'LL BE SEEING YOU' for Veteran's Day Featuring Claybourne Elder, Rachel Eskenazi-Gold, & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - open their all-star 2016-2017 season with I'll Be Seeing You: A World War II Love Story tonight on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Michelle Obama to Present National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award to Boston's True Colors
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Boston-based True Colors: Out Youth Theater, the nation's longest running queer youth theater group, will receive the National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama. True Colors is the first LGBTQ organization in history to receive this award. (more...)

President Elect Donald Trump Set First Post-Election Interview on CBS's 60 MINUTES
by TV News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump will do his first extensive post-election interview on this Sunday's 60 MINUTES. It will be conducted by Lesley Stahl and be broadcast Sunday, Nov. 13 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere of Kirsten Greenidge's HOW SOFT THE LINING
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 10, 2016

Bad Habit Productions inaugurates their 10th anniversary season with the world premiere of Kirsten Greenidge's HOW SOFT THE LINING, a historically-based play about the unusual relationship between Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress Elizabeth Keckley, a freed slave. Director M. Bevin O'Gara draws strong performances from Bridgette Hayes, Elle Borders, and versatile, diverse ensemble, to tell a story that resonates on many levels in today's political climate. (more...)

Industry Elites Gathered for The 2016 RedBang Summit in China
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

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Dick Elam Pens ANNE BONNY'S WAKE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Author Dick Elam has spent the majority of his years doing three things - reporting and editing, teaching and mentoring print and broadcast journalism students, and sailing. (more...)

Sculptor of Hillary's 'Topless' Presidential Bust Unveils Controversial Trump Monument in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

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