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BWW Interviews: Fringe Spotlight: MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMETHING (Who's the Chicken Little?)
by Ellen Dostal - May 31, 2014

Here's a Fringe production with a pretty 'out there' spin on its Shakespeare source material. From the company's description: 'Better than Shakespeare! presents a revisionist Much Ado About Nothing. New music, new intrigues, twists and turns… and aliens. Because we think The Bard could use a little help. Don't you? We're calling it, Much Ado About Something. The Something is Aliens. (more...)

Disney XD Announces June Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2014

Disney XD announces June 2014 Programming Highlights (more...)

Photo Flash: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt & More Attend MALEFICENT's World Premiere
by Movies News Desk - May 29, 2014

Below, check out images from last night's premiere of MALEFICENT at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Gary Paul Stephenson Releases New Thriller, THE PACIFIC DEPTHS
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND (more...)

Photo Flash: 'Joey' from WAR HORSE Visits the Hobby Center
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Joey, the life-sized puppet from WAR HORSE and cast members appeared at the Hobby Center to meet the press yesterday morning, May 27, and you can check out photos from the event below! (more...)

New Rep and BCAP to Stage Walt McGough's PATTERN OF LIFE, 6/14-29
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces PATTERN OF LIFE by Walt McGough, June 14 through June 29, 2014 at the Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210. PATTERN OF LIFE is co- presented with Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) and is directed by Bridget Kathleen O'Leary. (more...)

Entrepreneur Offers Straight Talk In New Book, THE TEXAS SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

HOUSTON, TX - Successful Texas businessman David M. Smith offers a wealth of folksy, straight-talking perspective applicable to both business and life with his new book, 'The Texas Spirit,' www.TheTexasSpiritBook.com. (more...)

Jeanne Gang Designs New Concert Shell for Lyric Opera
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

One of the world's most innovative and respected architects, Jeanne Gang, and her firm Studio Gang Architects (studiogang.net), are designing a new concert shell for Lyric Opera of Chicago. The shell will be used for the first time at Lyric's 60th Anniversary Concert, which takes place at the Civic Opera House on November 1, 2014, at 6:30 pm. (more...)

Thriller SAVING GRACE B. JONES, Starring Tatum O'Neal, Now on DVD
by Movies News Desk - May 27, 2014

ARC ENTERTAINMENT presents SAVING GRACE B. JONES available on DVD today, May 27, 2014 (more...)

Watch Trailer for DUST OF WAR, Available 6/3
by Movies News Desk - May 27, 2014

The DUST OF WAR official trailer is now available . The film is available everywhere on June 3rd (more...)

BWW Blog: How Heavy a Weight Should You Use?
by Mark Fisher Fitness - May 25, 2014

In today's installment of answering Ninja questions, we have a CLASSIC. This is an awesome question with absolutely no answer in a vacuum, as it depends on your training experience and goals. (more...)

Toronto Fringe Festival Presents TARRARE: A STORY OF HUNGER, 7/2-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2014

Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Liam Volke's TARRARE: A STORY OF HUNGER recounts the real life exploits of France's most notorious glutton. Freak, Lover, Soldier, Spy: TARRARE runs the gamut from whimsical to macabre at Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace July 2-13th as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival. Tickets are available beginning June 12 via www.fringetoronto.com by telephone at 416-966-1062(ext.1), or at the door. (more...)

Scoop: TAXI: BROOKLYN on NBC - Wednesday, June 25, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 7, 2014

Get all the scoop on TAXI: BROOKLYN, airing on NBC on Wednesday, June 25, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: TAXI: BROOKLYN on NBC - Wednesday, June 25, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 6, 2014

Get all the scoop on TAXI: BROOKLYN, airing on NBC on Wednesday, June 25, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on FOX - Today, July 1, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 30, 2014

Get all the scoop on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, airing on FOX on today, July 1, 2014! (more...)

Food Network to Premiere Season 2 of BEAT BOBBY FLAY, 7/31
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

A brand-new roster of chef competitors battle for the opportunity to cook against culinary icon Bobby Flay in Beat Bobby Flay season two this summer, with new episodes kicking off Thursday, July 31st at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

RACHEL VS GUY KIDS COOK-OFF Among Food Network's August Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Food Network scorches in August with new seasons of hit primetime shows and not-to-be missed finales. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Rain Doesn't Cool off the Legends of Classic Rock with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra
by Paul Batterson - Jun 30, 2014

Don't tell John Elefante that violins don't belong in rock and roll. The former Kansas front man came from a rock band where the violin was essential to the band's sound. Elefante and the Legends of Classic Rock incorporated the Columbus Symphony Orchestra into a rain delayed set of rock standards during a Picnic at the Pops concert at the Columbus Commons. (more...)

Gloucester Stage to Open Jack Neary's AULD LANG SYNE, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Gloucester Stage Company continues the 35th Anniversary Season on July 11 with the Boston Area Premiere of Jack Neary's newest work, Auld Lang Syne featuring GSC favorites and real life husband and wife Richard Snee and Paula Plum directed by Douglas Lockwood. The comedy thriller runs from July 11 through July 27. (more...)

New Works by Elliott Sharp, John King, Eleonor Sandresky and More Set for IN (KEY) at Cornelia Street Cafe, 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Make Music New York, ComposersCollaborative Inc, Peppergreen Media & Cornelia Street Café present 'IN (Key),' an extraordinary 50th anniversary celebration of Terry Riley's minimalist masterpiece 'IN C' on Saturday, June 21st featuring eleven new works by leading composer-performers. The event will begin with a special performance of 'IN C' itself, serving as a prelude to all that is to follow. (more...)

BWW Previews: THE 13TH OF PARIS a Romantic Opening to Theatre [502]'s Fourth Season
by Todd Zeigler - Jun 29, 2014

The local group opens its fourth season Friday with a work that juxtaposes love's timeless ideals with contemporary realities in Mat Smart's 'The 13th of Paris,' which opened last Friday in the Martin Experimental Theater at The Kentucky Center for the Arts. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Grand and Glorious CHAMBERLAIN Stirs the Heart
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 27, 2014

Maine State Music Theatre's second production of the season, a revival of the Knapp-Alper 1996 musical Chamberlain A Civil War Romance, proves to be a grand and glorious theatrical experience, an endeavor of epic proportions that delivers spectacle, emotion, and inspiration in equal measure. Spanning more than fifty years in the life of Brunswick's legendary Civil War hero, Maine governor, and Bowdoin college president, Joshua L. Chamberlain, and focusing on his relationship with his passionate, mercurial wife, Fannie Adams, the musical, in this brilliantly executed new production, directed and choreographed by Marc Robin, offers both epic sweep and touching intimacy. Large in musical and dramatic scale, lavish in production values, and cast with a first rate ensemble of singing-actors, Chamberlain dazzles the ear and eye and warms the heart. (more...)

Feature Film WHEELS Set to Roll Into Theaters This September
by Movies News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The 114 minute controversial feature film titled, WHEELS, highlighting the friendship of two paraplegic men fighting both physical and mental demons, is slated to premiere September 12 in major US markets. (more...)

WHEELS to Hit Theaters on 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The 114 minute controversial feature film titled, WHEELS, highlighting the friendship of two paraplegic men fighting both physical and mental demons, is slated to premiere September 12 in major US markets. The movie stars writer/co-director/producer Donavon Thomas, Patrick Hume and Diana Gettinger. WHEELS is a Loaded Dice Films, LLC production co-directed by Donavon Thomas and Timothy Gagliardo. Noteworthy is that the ambitious production of this extraordinary film was a labor of love from the entire film community, shot in Los Angeles with a crew of over 250 people. See the WHEELS trailer here. (more...)

Scoop: TAXI: BROOKLYN on NBC - Saturday, June 28, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 26, 2014

Get all the scoop on TAXI: BROOKLYN, airing on NBC on Saturday, June 28, 2014! (more...)

Netformx Facilitates Inclusion of Riverbed Solutions into Distributed Enterprise, Cloud, and Data Center Proposals
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Riverbed is the leader in application performance infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for location-independent computing. Location-independent computing turns location and distance into a competitive advantage by allowing IT to have the flexibility to host applications and data in optimal locations while ensuring applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues are detected and fixed before end users notice. (more...)

Mario Bello to Star in Lifetime's Adaptation of Stephen King's BIG DRIVER
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

From best-selling author and master of suspense Stephen King, comes the Lifetime Original Movie Big Driver, starring Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (more...)

Bookworks Presents Katy Butler and Her Book KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Bookworks presents author Katy Butler on June 24 at 7pm with her book Knocking on Heaven's Door at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2801 Louisiana Blvd NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106. (more...)

Scoop: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on FOX - Today, June 24, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 23, 2014

Get all the scoop on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, airing on FOX on today, June 24, 2014! (more...)

Virago Theatre of San Francisco to Bring AROUSAL and THE LOVER to the Flea, Beg. 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Virago Theatre Company of San Francisco's presents AROUSAL, George Pfirrmann's dark comedy paired with Harold Pinter's The Lover from July 24th through August 2 at The Flea Theater (41 White Street in Tribeca). Chloe Bronzan directs actors Laura Lundy Paine and Dan Fagan in this provocative pair of one acts travelling from their critically acclaimed engagements at San Francisco's Phoenix Theatre and the Theatre Asylum Lab in Los Angeles. The Lover was nominated for four Broadway World Award including Best Actress for Laura Lundy Paine and Chloe Bronzan for Best Director. (more...)

First Audiobook from Le French Book is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

For mystery and thriller publisher Le French Book, 'a book is a book is a book' no matter what format it comes in. The translation publisher began digital first, added print books and now has deals with Audible for audiobooks. (more...)

MMORPG Legion of Heroes Heads to Mobile, Recruits Beta Testers Ahead of Summer Launch
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

As part of the game announcement, NEXON M is asking for MMORPG fans with Android devices running Android version 4.0 or later to test the game and provide feedback. Players can sign up at http://bit.ly/1lDElVq. (more...)

Pride Films and Plays Sets Cast for SOME MEN, Running 8/14-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Pride Films and Plays has announced an exciting cast for the Chicago premiere of Some Men by Terrence McNally. The cast includes PFP Artistic Associates Patrick Rybarczyk and Nelson Rodriguez, and Artistic Ensemble Members David Besky, Sam Button-Harrison, Tom Chiola, Edward Fraim, and Jude Hansen. They are joined by Ben Burke, Jeremy Sonkin, and Robert Ayres to become an ensemble of 10 playing over three dozen characters. (more...)

SCORPIO MOONS, a Collection of Dark and Secretive Tales, to be Released August 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Scorpio Moons is a collection of dark, secretive and passionate tales of the deeds of driven women in their search for self-empowerment. A fusion of spiritual, dark, erotic and humorous fiction in thirteen distinct short stories, arranged on the framework of the stars. (more...)

YOU BET YOUR LIFE! Coming to National Arts Festival, 3-13 July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

You Bet Your Life! is a witty, new, all-South-African musical comedy that's set to rock Vicky's at the National Arts Festival from 3 to 13 July. (more...)

Scoop: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on FOX - Today, June 17, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, airing on FOX on today, June 17, 2014! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Horsing Around with WARHORSE
by Finny (Amanda Finn) - Jun 12, 2014

A great poet named Robert Frost once said, 'poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.' WarHorse, in much the same way, is a play that found its words in moments full of 'naysaying' and silence. (more...)

VIDEO: First Full Trailer for THE BOXTROLLS
by Movies News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Focus Features has released the first full trailer for their new animated film, THE BOXTROLLS, hitting theaters on September 26. The film features the voices of Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan and Simon Pegg. Get a first look below! (more...)

J A Stevens Debuts Psychological Thriller, THE CHERRY ON HIS CIGAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (more...)

Arlene Rubens Balin Releases New Mystery Murder Novel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Sonoma, CA (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre to Present SWEENEY TODD, 10/3-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Porchlight Music Theatre's mainstage 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim commences with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, direction by Porchlight Managing Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Doug Peck, October 3 - November 9 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Previews are Friday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Opening/press night is Tuesday, Oct, 7 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interviews: MSMT Panel Explores Chamberlain Experience
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 5, 2014

Maine State Music Theatre hosted its second talkback in its series, 'A Peek Behind the Curtain,' on July 2, 2014, at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. The six-person panel moderated by BWW's Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, was comprised of Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark, Advisory Board and 'Angel' member Lee Gilman, Costume Rental Supervisor Amy Mussman, and actors James Patterson (Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain), Kathy Voytko (Fannie Chamberlain), and Sam Weber (Tom Chamberlain) explored the experience of creating the revival of Sarah Knapp and Steven M. Alper's musical, Chamberlain A Civil War Romance. The near-capacity crowd at the Morrell Reading Room was treated to a lively exchange among the panel members and audience, laced with the warmth, camaraderie, and obvious affection for the company and the work. (more...)

Scoop: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on THE CW - Thursday, July 24, 2014
by - Jul 3, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, airing on THE CW on Thursday, July 24, 2014! (more...)

BREAKING DOWN THE MOVES: Natalie Weiss Recaps SYTYCD featuring Broadway's Warren Carlyle, Tyce Diorio
by Breaking Down the Riffs - Jul 17, 2014

I am so honored and thrilled to be the first guest So You Think You Can Dance recapper for BWW! It is now 2:15 A.M. and I am putting together my A.D.D. notes into cohesive sentences after watching tonight's episode on DVR. (I got home at midnight from judging the semi-finals of the weekly competition, 'So You Think You Can Belt' at the West End Theatre uptown) It's pretty ironic that they're on the same night of the week. (more...)

Breaking String Theater Presents WE PLAY CHEKHOV: THE BLACK MONK AND THE BEYONCE, 8/14-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Breaking String's We Play Chekhov includes two of Chekhov's masterful short stories adapted for the stage, presented as a double-bill in what will be the perfect summer night out for any theater-goer. The Black Monk (adapted by Kama Ginkas and translated by John Freedman) depicts Andrei Kovrin - a writer who is visited by an apparition in the form of a monk, dressed in black. The monk bears a tantalizing message: Kovrin's art flows directly from God. But when loved ones suspect a mental illness, this joyful chapter in Kovrin's life becomes a terrifying encounter with madness, megalomania and the mystery of artistic creation. (more...)

iLUMINATE to Celebrate First Anniversary at New World Stages on 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

iLUMINATE, the Off-Broadway smash spectacle (formerly titled Artist of Light), celebrates its one-year anniversary this Friday, July 18th at New World Stages. iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits and innovative dance moves on NBC's 'America's Got Talent,' where the dance-in-the-dark sensation was selected as one of the hit show's top finalists after judge Piers Morgan called them 'The Best New Act in America!' (more...)

Chicago Slam Works to Kick Off Theater Season with ONE DAY WHEN WE ARE ALL ROBOTS at Stage773, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Chicago Slam Works announces the premiere of a three-production interdisciplinary theater season beginning with 'One Day When We Are All Robots' opening Friday, Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LEND ME A TENOR, Opening the 2014 Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The wildly hilarious Tony-Award winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor opens tonight, July 11 at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Running in repertory with Shakespeare's Macbeth, the production continues through August 3 in the PSF Main Stage theatre on the campus of DeSales University. Get a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

A DANCE OF DEATH to Play Finborough Theatre, Begin. 5 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre from Cerberus Theatre, the UK premiere and the English world premiere of controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth's Sommer 14 - A Dance of Death in a brand new translation opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 5 August 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 7 August at 7.30pm). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Gripping True Story of RADIUM GIRLS is Muddied by Poor Writing, Directing, and Acting
by Jeff Davis - Jul 1, 2014

Injustice in the workplace is a common thread in U.S. history. It's sad, but true. There are countless stories of workers being mistreated by their employers, and some of those stories have greatly impacted employment legislation. (more...)

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