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Patricia Racette to Lead LA Opera's SALOME, 2/18 - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

General Director Plácido Domingo announced complete casting details for LA Opera's upcoming presentation of Richard Strauss's Salome, to be conducted by Music Director James Conlon. A revival of the production originally staged by Sir Peter Hall during the company's inaugural season, Salome will star soprano Patricia Racette in the title role, her fifth leading role in Los Angeles. Performances will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012) from February 18 through March 19. (more...)

TYLER PERRY'S BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN & MADEA ON THE RUN On Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD Today
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Tyler Perry and Madea are Back in Action! Everyone's favorite wise-cracking Aunt starts the party and skips the Po-Po in two hilarious films on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, today. (more...)

Parody Musicals, Solo Shows and More Slate for the PIT's Winter/Spring Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The Peoples Improv Theater is happy to announce some of the programming for our winter and spring seasons the slate includes a diverse range of comedy and theater, from 'historical hip-hoperas' to epic parody musicals to solo shows from stand ups and internationally acclaimed performance artists and even plays in addition to their regular line up of improv and sketch shows. (more...)

Leigh Fondakowski's BP Oil Spill Play Set for EST This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), in association with The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, has announced SPILL, written and directed by Leigh Fondakowski (The Laramie Project, The People's Temple). (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Launches New Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

???????Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, launches the MST Playground Reading Series as part of a collaboration with Writers Theatre of NJ and its New Plays New Jersey concert reading series. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists For CONCERT OF ARIAS on Facebook Live
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen eight finalists for the 29th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on January 27, at 7 p.m. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces Concert of Arias 2017 Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) announced today the winners of the 299h annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers that took place on the evening of January 27 at the Wortham Theater Center's Cullen Theater. For the first time, the Concert of Arias was streamed live on Facebook, and viewers were able to cast their votes for an Online Viewers' Choice Award. The winner was announced during the second portion of the program, along with the other winners. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERNATURAL on THE CW - Thursday, February 16, 2017
by - Jan 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERNATURAL, airing on THE CW on Thursday, February 16, 2017! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets' on Next SUPERNATURAL
by - Jan 27, 2017

On the next episode of SUPERNATURAL on The CW titled "Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets", Lily Sunder (guest star Alicia Witt) steeps herself in black magic, honing her powers for over a century (more...)

Peninsula Players to Stage Reading of Michael Perry's POPULATION 485
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre will host the first of three play readings Monday, February 6 at 7 p.m. when it presents Michael Perry's "Population 485" at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. (more...)

Derek Klena To Teach An Exclusive Masterclass In Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

In The Wings Promotions is proud to be bringing Broadway's own DEREK KLENA to teach an exclusive masterclasses in Montreal on February 26, 2017. (more...)

Boston Playwrights' Theatre to Continue 2016-17 Season with THE HONEY TRAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2016-17 season with The Honey Trap by Leo McGann. Running from February 16-26, this new drama is directed by Adam Kassim. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Nuffield Southampton Theatres' Production Of THE GRAPES OF WRATH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

With Nuffield Southampton Theatres' production of Fantastic Mr Fox about to start its tour at Lyric Hammersmith, Director Sam Hodges today announces casting for the forthcoming production of John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Grapes of Wrath, adapted by Frank Galati.  (more...)

Introducing The Weeks - Album Pre-order and Spring Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

High-energy, Rowdy, Raucous, Longhair Mississippi Glam Rock. That's the sound of Easy, The Week's long-awaited followup to their breakthrough album, Dear Bo Jackson. (more...)

SundanceTV to Pay Tribute Mary Tyler Moore with All-Day Programming Marathon, 1/28
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

SundanceTV celebrates the memory and extraordinary talent of beloved actress, Mary Tyler Moore, with an all-day marathon of the final season of the iconic 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' beginning Saturday, January 28 at 6:00 a.m. ET/5:00 a.m. C. Moore died yesterday at the age of 80. (more...)

Season 2 of Starz's THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE to Feature Parallel Storylines
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Starz announced today that the second season of the STARZ limited series "THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, executive produced by Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's Eleven, Magic Mike, "The Knick") and Philip Fleishman, will feature two parallel storylines (more...)

AT&T and AUDIENCE Network's Criminal Crime Drama Series ROGUE Returns 3/22
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

AT&T* and AUDIENCE Network today announced the criminal-drama series 'ROGUE' will premiere on Wednesday, March 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AUDIENCE Network. Available exclusively to DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW and AT&T U-verse customers, the popular series will bow this season in a 50 th episode finale. (more...)

BWW Interview: Devri Chism & Tiffany Michelle Thompson of NEXT TO NORMAL at Hilberry Theatre Talk Mental Illness and Sharing the Role of Diana
by Katie Laban - Jan 24, 2017

Theatre and Dance at Wayne is presenting the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal from January 27th through February 12th at the Hilberry Theatre. The raw, rock-infused show has music by Tom Kitt with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and it follows Diana Goodman, a suburban mother grappling with worsening bipolar disorder. The show features two separate casts for this vocally challenging production, in which Diana will be played on alternative performance dates by both Devri Chism and Tiffany Michelle Thompson. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Set for Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival will launch its 82nd year with preview performances beginning on February 17, and the season officially kicks off Friday night, February 24, in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (director, Shana Cooper). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Interview with Randy Baker of FORGOTTEN KINGDOMS
by Yuliani Supandji - Jan 21, 2017

BWW Interviews: Interview with Randy Baker of FORGOTTEN KINGDOMS (more...)

Mischa Barton is DESERTED on Cable VOD and Digital HD 2/28
by Movies News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Invincible Pictures has announced the February 28th Cable VOD and Digital HD release of Ashley Avis' DESERTED. Mischa Barton ('The O.C.', The Sixth Sense) stars as a recently released felon looking to start fresh with the brother she left behind. (more...)

Seeso Announces Q2 2017 Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Seeso today announced its upcoming programming slate, with five Original Series and two exclusive, all-new stand-up specials premiering in Q2 2017. Upcoming premieres include: (more...)

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble's HOW TO HAMLET, OR HAMLETING HAMLET Headed to HERE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

In Theater Reconstruction Ensemble's How to Hamlet, or Hamleting Hamlet four actors are tasked with staging-you guessed it-Hamlet. (more...)

Heath Green and The Makeshifters Premiere New Track from Debut LP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

You would think that with all of the attention being paid to the resurgence of Alabama soul music that someone like Heath Green would surely be on the radar of every A&R guy out of Nashville by now (more...)

BWW Interview: Robert Weibezahl And Austin Robert Miller of AND LIGHTNING STRUCK: MARY SHELLEY AND THE CURSE OF CREATION at Lit Live
by Cary Ginell - Feb 8, 2017

There are three new events being unveiled at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Thursday evening: Lit Live, a new local production company, And Lightning Struck, a new play written by the eminent local actor and producer Robert Weibezahl, and a new director, 21-year-old Austin Robert Miller. The show plays for only four performances this weekend. We spoke with Weibezahl and Miller about their new creation, a play about creation itself, the subject being the story behind the writing of one of the most famous novels in English literature, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. (more...)

MACBETH Opens Friday at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

A drum, a drum...Macbeth doth come On a barren heath, three weird sisters tell the great and bloodied Macbeth that he is fated to be King of Scotland. And so begins a terrifying series of events that lead to the murder of a King, friends, mothers, and their children. Macbeth and his Lady fall prey to a soul-corroding guilt as they desperately try and cling to the defiled crown. (more...)

Columbia Stages to Present Anne Carson's Translation of Euripides' ALKESTIS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Columbia Stages presents Ines Braun's (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2017) production of Alkestis. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City 2016-2017 Season Continues with Kansas City Premiere of DEAD MAN WALKING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 59th season with the powerful modern classic, Dead Man Walking, music by Jake Heggie and libretto by Terrence McNally, and based on the novel by Sister Helen Prejean, with performances March 4, 8, 10 and 12 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in English with English titles. (more...)

BWW Review: Paper Chairs Presents World Premiere HOT BELLY
by Frank Benge - Feb 6, 2017

HOT BELLY, a new play by Diana Lynn Small, is receiving a rolling world-premiere between paper chairs, happening first here in Austin, and then by the NYC/Chicago based company, The Syndicate. While Small has been a frequent paper chairs collaborator, this is the company's first time to produce one of her plays. It is also the first play ever produced in The Austin Public, a media and film studio on Austin's East side. The venue works as a perfect setting for this play which exists between live television and a daydream. (more...)

Lit Live Stages New Play About Mary Shelley
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Lit Live presents the world premiere of And Lightning Struck: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Creation, February 9 through 12 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. Written by Robert Weibezahl and directed by Austin Robert Miller, this atmospheric historical drama delves into the intimate life of Mary Shelley, the writer of Frankenstein. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of the Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys, February 3 - March 12, featuring music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, direction by Samuel G. Roberson, Jr, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Florence Walker-Harris with Breon Arzell as associate choreographer, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There is an added matinee performance Thursday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m. NOTE: *There are no Thursday 7:30 p.m. performances February 9 and March 2. Tickets for previews are $38 and for the regular run $45 - $51. Single tickets may be purchased at 773.327.5252 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org. (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents GHOST LIGHT NOW & THEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Theater for the New City takes you to the past where theater Ghosts enlighten the present in Ghost Light Now & Then, a new play by Barbara Kahn. (more...)

Adrian Scarborough, Gawn Grainger, and More Join David Tennant For DON JUAN IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Joining the previously announced David Tennant who plays the title role, Adrian Scarborough as Stan and Gawn Grainger as Louis are Theo Barklem-Biggs (Pete), Mark Ebulue (Aloysius), Mark Extance (ensemble), David Jonsson (Col), Dominique Moore (Lottie), Emma Naomi (ensemble), Alice Orr-Ewing (Mattie and Ruby), Himesh Patel (Vagabond), Adrian Richards (ensemble), William Spray (ensemble), Danielle Vitalis (Elvira) and Eleanor Wyld (Dalia) who complete the cast for Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERNATURAL on THE CW - Thursday, February 23, 2017
by - Feb 3, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERNATURAL, airing on THE CW on Thursday, February 23, 2017! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Regarding Dean' Episode of SUPERNATURAL on The CW
by - Feb 3, 2017

On the next episode of SUPERNATURAL on The CW titled "Regarding Dean", Sam (Jared Padalecki) enlists Rowena’s (guest star Ruth Connell) help to track down an old world, powerful family of witches after Dean (Jensen Ackles) gets hit by a spell that is rapidly erasing his memory. (more...)

Irish Theatre of Chicago Sets Lineup for 2017 NEW IRISH VOICES FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Following its sell-out hit The Weir, Irish Theatre of Chicago will continue its 2016-17 Season with THE NEW IRISH VOICES FESTIVAL, three weekends of staged readings from some of Ireland's most exciting new playwrights, never before produced in the U.S. (more...)

Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum Has a Hit with Whodunit RAVENSCROFT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Ravenscroft, an English drawing room murder mystery and a comedy, opened at the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum on Friday, January 27, to enthusiastic audiences and approving critics. (more...)

LA Opera's THE GHOST OF VERSIALLES Wins Grammy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

LA Opera Music Director James Conlon's world premiere recording of composer John Corigliano and librettist William M. Hoffman's The Ghosts of Versailles, released on the PentaTone label, today won two 2017 Grammy® Awards for Best Opera Recording and Best Engineered Album, Classical. (more...)

ArtsWest Announces MILK LIKE SUGAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

ArtsWest has just announced MILK LIKE SUGAR, Kirsten Greenidge's award-winning play about about young women and the intersection of class, race and opportunity. MILK LIKE SUGAR opens at the ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery on March 2, performing Thursday through Sunday until March 25.   (more...)

BWW Interview: Felicity Jones Latta Talks THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by Linda Ann Watt - Feb 13, 2017

Felicity Jones Latta, '...seeing this show, you can get a better understanding and gain empathy, giving attention to and understanding people's differences.' (more...)

The Elephant Theatre Company presents GOD'S WAITING ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Elephant Theatre Company presents Robert Austin Rossi's heartfelt World Premiere dramaGod's Waiting Room where prejudices collide with the past and present in issues of sexuality, religion, intolerance and love. Renowned Los Angeles theatre Director, David Fofi directs this award-winning cast. LA stage veterans Kathleen Garrett stars along with Jeremy Glazer, Mark Adair-Rios, Randy Vasquez and Charlie Pacello. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERNATURAL on THE CW - Thursday, March 2, 2017
by - Feb 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERNATURAL, airing on THE CW on Thursday, March 2, 2017! (more...)

Kansas City Rep 2017-2018 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre offered a sneak peek at their diverse 2017-2018 season this evening at a special invitation-only event for Donors and Subscribers announcing the featured plays and musicals slated for Spencer Theatre and Copaken Stage. (more...)

Adele, Beyonce Among Winners of 59th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

A diverse all-star lineup of GRAMMY Award nominees, GRAMMY winners, entertainers and film and TV stars took stage last ight for THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (more...)

BWW Review: Thrilling Production of MOBY DICK Swims into South Coast Repertory
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 13, 2017

Hands down, this incredibly absorbing stage adaptation of MOBY DICK is one of the most stunning and enthralling pieces of theater I have had the privilege of experiencing from a Southern California stage. Continuing through February 19 at Orange County's Tony Award-winning regional theater in Costa Mesa, this highly creative and mesmerizing play---adapted and directed by David Catlin---is a production from Chicago's highly regarded Lookingglass Theatre Company, who also produced similar successful runs of this adaptation at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta and the Arena Stage in Washington D.C. (more...)

THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES Wins Grammy Awards for Best Opera Recording and Best Engineered Album, Classical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

LA Opera Music Director James Conlon's world premiere recording of composer John Corigliano and librettist William M. Hoffman's The Ghosts of Versailles, released on the PentaTone label, today won two 2017 Grammy® Awards for Best Opera Recording and Best Engineered Album, Classical. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GHOST SONATA Haunts at Classical Theatre Company
by Gary Laird - Feb 11, 2017

After two hours, plus intermission, I left the theater feeling as though I had just attended a concert superbly played by an orchestra of virtuoso performers and conducted by a maestro. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Stuck in the Middle' Episode of SUPERNATURAL on The CW
by - Feb 10, 2017

Mary (guest star Samantha Smith) asks Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Castiel (Misha Collins) for help on a case she’s working but neglects to mention the British Men of Letters are involved. (more...)

Cardboard Citizens Present HOME TRUTHS: A Season Of Nine Brand New Plays Exploring The History Of Housing
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

???????The award-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens has today announced an ambitious season of new work at The Bunker in London this April. Celebrating 25 years of making work with and for homeless people, the company will continue its exploration of the state of housing in nine new plays commissioned by Cardboard Citizens from some of the UK's most exciting playwrights (more...)

VIDEO: Sting & James Corden Compete in 'Battle of the Singing Waiters'
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, tensions rose as James Corden and Sting performed songs for restaurant patrons, with each performer attempting to outshine the other. (more...)

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