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Global VR and AR Market Worth $30B and $90.8B, Respectively, in 2020
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

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Time Run to Open Immersive Live Game THE CELESTIAL CHAIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

London's leading immersive adventure game inventors, Time Run, have today announced an entirely new mission which will open in two months' time. The Celestial Chain takes live gaming to the next level with a pioneering gameplay format which challenges teams to test their mental skill and dexterity in more missions than ever before. (more...)

Secrets Spill in College of the Mainland's CRIMES OF THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Scandals and sorrows lie hidden, soon to bubble to the surface, in "Crimes of the Heart" at College of the Mainland Community Theatre Sept. 8-25. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Lilli Cooper & More to Introduce 2016 Jonathan Larson Award Winner at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Introducing 2016 Jonathan Larson Award Winner Sam Salmond with a sneak peek at musicals in development, performed by a cast of Broadway's best including Tony Award Winner Alice Ripley* (NEXT TO NORMAL, AMERICAN PSYCHO), Ato Blankson-Wood (HAIR, THE TOTAL Bent), Lilli Cooper**(SPRING AWAKENING, SPONGEBOB), Michael Linden (SPRING AWAKENING tour), Bonnie Milligan (GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER), Shakina Nayfack (Hulu's :DIFFICULT PEOPLE,' MANIFEST PUSSY), Larry Owens (FAT CAMP), Jon Rua (HAMILTON), Preston Sadleir (NEXT TO NORMAL), Taylor Trensch (CURIOUS INCIDENT, BARE), Barrett Wilbert Weed (HEATHERS, FOUND), Noah Zachary (POSTER BOY), and more to be announced! (more...)

New Commission MY OLD MAN (AND OTHER STORIES) to Open This October at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Dixon Place presents its new commission MY OLD MAN (AND OTHER STORIES) - a collection of theatrical short stories by the acclaimed performer, writer, and downtown favorite Jess Barbagallo (Half Straddle, The Big Dance Theater).  (more...)

Victory Gardens Extends Chicago Debut of HAND TO GOD Before Opening
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the extension of its first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin due to early ticket demand. (more...)

Casting Announced for ARTURO UI at Phoenix Theatre Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble announces that Bertolt Brecht's political farce, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, will lead off the company's 13th season from October 20 through November 13, 2016 at The Wild Project in the East Village. Previews will start October 20 with an official opening Saturday, October 22 @ 8PM. (more...)

BWW Review: JEEVES AND WOOSTER IN PERFECT NONSENSE Brings Favourite Literary Characters To The Stage
by Barry Lenny - Sep 2, 2016

Bertie Wooster is the archetypal English upper class twit. (more...)

Three Local Premieres and More Slated for Riverside Symphony's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

An impressive and fascinating breadth of repertory will mark Riverside Symphony's 2016-17, three-concert Alice Tully Hall series. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Josh Cooke, Matthew Rauch and More in JUNK: THE GOLDEN AGE OF DEBT at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world-premiere production of JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt, by Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Ayad Akhtar (Broadway's Disgraced; Playhouse's The Who & The What), directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Outside Mullingar, Doubt). The recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt runs in the Mandell Weiss Theatre now through August 21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Hoi Polloi to Stage Toshiki Okada's QUIET, COMFORT This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi (Three Pianos, Shadows) presents Quiet, Comfort, a newly-commissioned text by Japanese phenomenon playwright Toshiki Okada. (more...)

Stanley Wayne Mathis Joins NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

MyCarl Productions, in association with Kampfire Films, is pleased to announce Broadway veteran Stanley Wayne Mathis has joined the cast of NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!!, a new play by Kevin R. Free, directed by Nicole A. Watson as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. (more...)

Z Space presents THE WHOLEHEARTED this September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

 Z Space continues its commitment to bringing the most innovative new theatre works to the Bay Area with New York City's Stein | Holum Projects and their acclaimed performance piece, The Wholehearted, September 7-10 in San Francisco. (more...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Awards Two Directing Fellowships
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Director Joshua Chase Gold has been selected to be the 2016 SDCF Charles Abbott Fellow. He will be assisting Charles Abbott on his production of South Pacific at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. (more...)

BWW Review: Mark Chambers Impresses as Truman Capote in TRU at The Studio 620
by Peter Nason - Jul 22, 2016

Chambers channels Capote and gives an incredibly strong performance. (more...)

VIDEO: MTV Announces 6th & Final Season of TEEN WOLF at Comic Con
by - Jul 22, 2016

MTV today announced to a packed room of over four thousand, die-hard fans at San Diego Comic-Con that its beloved drama horror series TEEN WOLF will conclude with its sixth and final season premiering in November. (more...)

Samuel Goldwyn Films & CMT Will Hatch Competitive Documentary CHICKEN PEOPLE
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Samuel Goldwyn Films and CMT announced today that Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights from CMT for CHICKEN PEOPLE. (more...)

BWW Review: Starkly Dark and Raw Revival of CABARET Returns Decadently to the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Jul 21, 2016

Perhaps Kander and Ebb's best musical, apart from Chicago, Cabaret has it all: a fine book, deliciously diverse characters, dynamite music and a subtext that will not quit. The subtext being: either compromise or get out if you value your life, the latter, to be sure, the wiser. This is Berlin, circa 1929/30, before Hitler, just as Nazi pressure hits the fan. Now a national tour based on Roundabout Theatre's 2013 revival docks at the Pantages for a mere 3 weeks with a glorious cast headed by Randy Harrison in a big, broad and devilishly fun performance as the Emcee. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: William Daniels Sneak-Peeks Cover For His Upcoming Memoir
by Michael Dale - Jul 20, 2016

Broadway's John Adams and TV's Mr Feeny's new book will be released in 2017. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

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Shattered Globe Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce the first two productions of its 2016-17 Season, kicking off this fall with a revival of Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard's quintessential American drama TRUE WEST, directed by James Yost. The production will feature Shattered Globe Ensemble Members Joseph Wiens, Kevin Viol and Rebecca Jordan with Rob Frankel.   (more...)

ShawChicago to Present George Bernard Shaw's MISALLIANCE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

ShawChicago presents George Bernard Shaw's farce on the fashionable, Misalliance. Performances run September 17 - October 10 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. (more...)

BWW Review: History Comes Alive with Eight O'Clock Theatre's Winning 1776: THE MUSICAL
by Peter Nason - Jul 18, 2016

EOT proves once again that they are several notches above other community theatres; this is one terrific show where everything comes together. (more...)

Photo Coverage: PORNO CHIC Returns to The Kings Arms
by Craig Hepworth - Jul 16, 2016

One of Manchester's most successful fringe theatre companies have announced that they will be bringing back the smash hit show Porno Chic after a sell out 2nd run at The Kings Arms, Salford as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe. (more...)

SHIP OF FOOLS, DARK CIRCUS, PROTOTYPE and More Set for HERE's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

HERE has announced its 2016-2017 producing season, featuring three HERE Resident Artist world premieres, two international presentations from HERE's renowned Dream Music Puppetry Program, the fifth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, where HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park to Present A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY launches the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2016-17 season in a powerful, spectacularly theatrical way on the Robert S. Marx Theatre stage from Sept. 3 through Oct. 1. (more...)

Alex Weisman to Lead Chicago Premiere of HAND TO GOD; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for its first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

TNC's 2016 Dream Up Festival to Present CAMP BOHOGRO!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents 'Camp BoHoGro!', A New Satire Rife with Surreal Campfire Singalongs, Hallucinatory Hippies, Political Intrigue and Espionage. (more...)

The Glitter and Doom Salon Plays Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

New late night variety show, The Glitter and Doom Salon opens at the Edinburgh Festival stage this week with an evolving lineup of cabaret and vaudeville artists taking part, making each night a unique experience. (more...)

William Brittelle Releases 'Dream Has No Sacrifice' Single
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Composer and New Amsterdam Records co-founder/co-artistic director William Brittelle has released his new digital-only single 'Dream Has No Sacrifice,' featuring Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes). (more...)

Michael S. Cook-Hoar Releases WHO FATES BEFALL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Michael S. Cook-Hoar, a dedicated fiction writer and student of media, has completed his new book 'Who Fates Befall': a hair-raising thriller in which a canon of supernatural beings turns a bereaved husband's plans for revenge into full-blown spiritual warfare. (more...)

Center for Puppetry Arts Presents 2016 National Puppet Slam
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Experience the beauty, ingenuity and hilarity of short-form puppet theater in this showcase of slam acts from across the country. Nominated by their respective slams in the Puppet Slam Network and curated by the Center for Puppetry Arts, the nation's best slam performances will be presented for three nights only! Recommended for ages 18+ ONLY, the 2016 National Puppet Slam at the Center for Puppetry Arts is sponsored in part by Dragon Con and the Puppet Slam Network. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Legacy' Season Premiere of ARROW on The CW
by - Aug 25, 2016

Below, check out a promo for the all-new fifth season of ARROW on The CW. The series airs Wednesday at 8/7c. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Will Blum & More Will Join Chris Dwan in WASTE OF SPACE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chris Dwan in 'Waste of Space' on Tuesday, September 6th 2016. With standout performances both on and off Broadway, Chris Dwan (Finding Neverland, The Old Boy, Harmony) makes his Feinstein's/54 Below and New York City solo concert debut. Conceived by Chris Dwan and Will Blum, the concert event is a cerebral exploration of self discovery and the power of the imagination through the eyes of a boy on a journey beyond the cosmos. Will Van Dyke (Kinky Boots, RENT) music directs with special guests Hannah Corneau (Evita, Daddy Long Legs, Harmony) and Angela Travino (From Here to Eternity, South Pacific). The evening will include a wide range of musical genres including original material by Chris Dwan and Ross Baum and music from Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's Harmony as well as the Off-Broadway musical Peter & I, with a highly anticipated performance by RANGE a cappella (Hamilton [in 7 minutes], Nickelodeon, Kelly Clarkson's Piece by Piece tour). Additional special guests include Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck (On The Town, Finding Neverland, Gypsy) Will Blum (School of Rock, The Book of Mormon) Will Taylor (Bent, A Chorus Line) and Max Chernin (Bright Star, Brooklynite). (more...)

2016 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Presents Cutting-Edge Pop VR Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival® unveiled its virtual reality selections for POP VR. Curated to create intimate immersive experiences, the five projects celebrate the evolution of storytelling through innovative and visionary works. (more...)

Bent Knee Announces Dillinger Escape Plan Fall Tour Support Dates
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

This has been an incredible year for Bent Knee across the board, with its third album Say So (Cuneiform Records) receiving a unanimously rave reception from national and global media, including The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, NPR, and Consequence of Sound. (more...)

Season Three Premiere Episode of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES Will Be Available for Free Digital HD Preview
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Entertainment One (eOne), MIRAMAX® and El Rey Network today announced that the complete premiere episode of season three of From FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES will be available for free Digital HD preview two weeks prior to its September 6 broadcast debut (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 8/14/2016 - 8/21/2016
by BWW - Aug 21, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 8/14/2016 - 8/21/2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Night of the Living N-Word!! at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

MyCarl Productions, in association with KAMPFIRE FILMS, is pleased to present a first look at the world premiere production of Kevin R. Free's NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!!, directed by Nicole A. Watson as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. (more...)

National New Play Network Announces HOW TO USE A KNIFE as its 61st Rolling World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

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Vertigo Theatre's PORNO CHIC to Return to The Kings Arms This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

One of Manchester's most successful fringe theatre companies have announced that they will be bringing back for a record third time the smash hit award winning Porno Chic to The Kings Arms, Salford, this October due to overwhelming demand. (more...)

Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts ELEKTRA Starring Nina Stemme on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 9/18
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Elektra, Richard Strauss's blazing tragedy about an ancient Greek princess hell-Bent on revenge, comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met. (more...)

NBC to Premiere Comedy Event Series BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, 8/23
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The adventure of a lifetime for five celebrated men from across different genres kicks off in Tokyo on Tuesday, August 23 (10-11 p.m. ET) with the premiere of NBC's addicting new series BETTER LATE THAN NEVER. (more...)

BWW Review: Dark and Thrilling National Tour of CABARET Plays Segerstrom Center
by Don Grigware - Aug 15, 2016

Perhaps Kander and Ebb's best musical, apart from Chicago, Cabaret has it all: a fine book, deliciously diverse characters, dynamite music and a subtext that will not quit. The subtext being: either compromise or get out if you value your life, the latter, to be sure, the wiser. This is Berlin, circa 1929/30, before Hitler, just as Nazi pressure hits the fan. Now a national tour based on Roundabout Theatre's 2014 revival docks at Segestrom for a mere 2 weeks with a glorious cast headed by Randy Harrison in a big, broad and devilishly fun performance as the Emcee. (more...)

BWW Review: SHADOWLAND Lights Up Melbourne This Winter
by Victoria Beal - Aug 12, 2016

Lights up on a scattered stage and one lonely girl walking slowly towards centre stage. Such an unassuming entrance for what became a spectacular evening of impressive feats of the human body and ingenious light illusions. A glorious combination of theatre and visual art. (more...)

Tyne Daly to Lead DEAR WORLD in Concert at Valley Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Now, Valley Performing Arts Center will kick-off the new season and its Broadway series on September 30 at 8:00pm with a one night only concert performance of Dear World, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly in the role of Countess Aurelia. (more...)

Hoi Polloi Stages Toshiki Okada's QUIET, COMFORT, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi (Three Pianos, Shadows) presents Quiet, Comfort, a newly-commissioned text by Japanese phenomenon playwright Toshiki Okada. (more...)

BWW Review: TINK! Soars Beyond Neverland
by Juan Michael Porter II - Aug 10, 2016

'OMG! Mom and Dad are being such phonies, so I'm going to run away and marry a pirate. Before you think about that too much, let me distract you with this show-stopping production number!' Actually 'TINK!' wasn't as vacuous as all that, though - true to the exclamation point in its title - it did tend to deliver narrative details in bold plot points. Still, Tony Marino's barrel-of-laughs filled book, aided by Lena Gabrielle's tuneful score, with an assist from Greg Kerestan on lyrics ensured that 'TINK!' stood out as one of the more delectable treats in this year's New York Musical Festival smorgasbord. (more...)

HAMLET and FEEDING THE FURIES at Spotlighters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Spotlighters Young Actors Presents, William Shakespeare's HAMLET, directed by Thomas Bowers, with Charlotte Bent. Friday & Saturday, August 12th & 13th, 2016 at 8:00pm. Directed by Thomas Bowers, with Charlotte Bent. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Voices and Emotions Soar in Ogunquit's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by Jan Nargi - Aug 1, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse in southern Maine has been setting the bar higher and higher with each new production under Bradford T. Kenney, artistic director. What used to be a quintessential ocean-side summer stock house now operates from May through November, often mounting New England, and occasionally national, regional premieres. Its current musical, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, is the company's most ambitious venture yet. Adapted from the 1996 Disney animated film which was based on the classic Victor Hugo novel "Notre Dame de Paris," the Ogunquit production boasts a towering vaulted set design, a 21-member cast of Broadway veterans, and a tremendous 32-member choir. This HUNCHBACK delivers soaring vocals as big as its epic themes. (more...)

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