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Destination American to Premiere All-New Series PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN, 3/4Destination American to Premiere All-New Series PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN, 3/4
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

From the network that delivered the first-ever live televised exorcism last fall, comes an all-new series this March that stretches the limits of paranormal investigation. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/8/2016 - Bowie's BLACKSTAR, McDonald & Mitchell at the White House & More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/8/2016 - Bowie's BLACKSTAR, McDonald & Mitchell at the White House & More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 8, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell appear IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE tonight, ALADDIN and THE LION KING appear on this morning's GMA! (more...)

YOUR HAUNTED LIVES eBook is ReleasedYOUR HAUNTED LIVES eBook is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Asteroth's Books announces the release of a creepy new compilation of true Ghosts stories edited by paranormal writer G. Michael Vasey. Many of the stories come from the website My Haunted Life Too hosted by G. Michael Vasey and are true stories of real experiences posted by the site's visitors. It also includes a selection of creepy true stories written by Vasey. (more...)

Bill Noel Releases FIRST LIGHTBill Noel Releases FIRST LIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

A new church brings faith, hope and murder to Chris Landrum's Folly Beach doorstep in Bill Noel's ninth installment to his Folly Beach Mystery series, 'First Light' (published by iUniverse). (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center Sets Cast of THE PIANO LESSONMcCarter Theatre Center Sets Cast of THE PIANO LESSON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

A struggle between a family's enduring legacy and its chance for a brighter future takes center stage in The Piano Lesson: one of the most critically-acclaimed productions in August Wilson's landmark ten-play American Century Cycle. (more...)

New Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 300mm F4.0 Pro Lens for Micro Four Thirds System and Stylus Tough Camera Announced at CES 2016 Now Available for Preorder at Adorama New Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 300mm F4.0 Pro Lens for Micro Four Thirds System and Stylus Tough Camera Announced at CES 2016 Now Available for Preorder at Adorama
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

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Cast Announced for Windy City Playhouse's Chicago Premiere of THE EXPLORERS CLUBCast Announced for Windy City Playhouse's Chicago Premiere of THE EXPLORERS CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's newest professional theater, launches 2016 with the Chicago premiere of Nell Benjamin's slapstick farce The Explorers Club, set in a Victorian-era scientific gentleman's club. David H. Bell directs Cristina Panfilio (Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Pericles) as a female anthropologist vying for membership. Alex Goodrich (Elf: The Musical), Ryan Imhoff (Chicago Shakespeare Theater's A Midsummer Night's Dream), Matt Browning (Redtwist's Incident at Vichy), Graham Emmons (Prologue's Porcelain), Dan Rodden (Theater at the Center's On Golden Pond) and Zack Shornick (MPAACT's Ghosts of Atwood) make up the Club members, while Colin Morgan (Oracle's No Beast So Fierce) is Queen Victoria's private secretary and Wesley Daniel (Chicago Shakes' Pericles) is a blue-skinned primitive. Previews for The Explorers Club begin Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 West Irving Park Road. Press performances are Thursday, February 4 at 7:30 pm. and Friday, February 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets, $15-$55, are available by calling the box office at 773-891-8985 or visiting windycityplayhouse.com/the-explorers-club/ (more...)

Preview Of The New 'PAC-MAN Powered By Moff' Gamified Fitness App Showcased at The 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 6 to 9Preview Of The New 'PAC-MAN Powered By Moff' Gamified Fitness App Showcased at The 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 6 to 9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

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Bridget Everett, Emily Skeggs, STEW and More Coming Up This January at Joe's PubBridget Everett, Emily Skeggs, STEW and More Coming Up This January at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from January 6-17, 2016. Scroll down for details or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

'Evening Broadcasts' Series to Return to The Players' Ring This Winter with World Premiere Short Plays'Evening Broadcasts' Series to Return to The Players' Ring This Winter with World Premiere Short Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Discover how a wood chipper can stop an alien invasion. Learn how the Cuban missile crisis was averted by a guy in a bath towel. Confront the horrifying truth about life on Mars. On January 22nd, Evening Broadcast Productions critically acclaimed series Evening Broadcasts returns to The Players' Ring stage with a new, world-premiere collection of short plays. (more...)

Our Movie Critic Counts Down his 15 Favorite Movies of 2015Our Movie Critic Counts Down his 15 Favorite Movies of 2015
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 4, 2016

Now that 2015 is squarely in the rearview mirror, and everyone is back to work after the holidays, it is time to take a look at some of the best films of the past year. As was the case with my Top 15 TV Shows of 2015 list, this is not intended to be a comprehensive list. I am one man, and I have not yet seen every major movie released last year. However, as I continue to work through screeners and upcoming screenings (I live in Orlando, so not all of the awards-bait has been released here yet), I will count down the top 2015 releases that I saw during the calendar year. Notable omissions are BRIDGE OF SPIES, THE REVENANT, THE DANISH GIRL, and CONCUSSION, all of which I hope to see by the end of the week. (more...)

Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers Wayne RogersPhoto Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers Wayne Rogers
by Walter McBride - Jan 3, 2016

Known best for a recurring role as John McIntyre on M*A*S*H, Rogers passed away on December 31, 3015 from complications from pneumonia in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 82. Below, BroadwayWorld takes a look back at this accomplished performer's career. Check out the photo flashback below! (more...)

BWW TV: Jim Broadbent-Led A CHRISTMAS CAROL Enters Final Week of PerformancesBWW TV: Jim Broadbent-Led A CHRISTMAS CAROL Enters Final Week of Performances
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 26, 2016

Last chance to see Academy Award-winner Jim Broadbent's triumphant return to the stage in A Christmas Carol at the Noel Coward Theatre. Must end its limited run on Saturday 30 January. (more...)

E Faye Butler to Perform in Concert at NorthlightE Faye Butler to Perform in Concert at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Northlight Theatre Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Tim Evans announce E. Faye Butler in Concert. This one-night-only concert event will be held at 7:30pm on February 8, 2016 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

League of Chicago Theatres to Host Free Engagement Events for Chicago Theatre WeekLeague of Chicago Theatres to Host Free Engagement Events for Chicago Theatre Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Chicago Theatre Week, an annual celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago, will take place February 11 - 21, 2016, spanning a week and two full weekends. (more...)

London Classic Theatre to Launch New Tour of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTYLondon Classic Theatre to Launch New Tour of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Following successful tours of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 2015, today London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot announces a new production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party. Cabot directs a cast including Jonathan Ashley (Goldberg), Gareth Bennett-Ryan (Stanley), Cheryl Kennedy (Meg), Ged McKenna (Petey), Declan Rodgers (McCann) and Imogen Wilde (Lulu). The production tours to 37 venues around the UK this spring/summer, starting at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on 17 February. (more...)

BWW Review: SHADOWS ON OAK ISLAND at Theatre SuburbiaBWW Review: SHADOWS ON OAK ISLAND at Theatre Suburbia
by Brett Cullum - Jan 25, 2016

SHADOWS ON OAK ISLAND works best when it is looking at Jackson and Rene losing their child, and plunges into silly nonsense when trying to decipher the Knights of the Templar legends or hint at Ghosts. (more...)

Off-Broadway's YES Cancels Tonight's show; Adds One for Next WeekOff-Broadway's YES Cancels Tonight's show; Adds One for Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

?STORM SHUTS DOWN OFF-BROADWAY'S YES. SHOW WILL RESUME TOMORROW, WITH AN ADDED PERFORMANCE NEXT WEEK TO MAKE UP FOR TONIGHT'S CANCELLATION (more...)

BWW Blog: Parker Hughes - Something a Little DifferentBWW Blog: Parker Hughes - Something a Little Different
by Guest Blogger: Parker Hughes - Jan 22, 2016

Many may not be familiar with the musical Ghost. Ghost is the musical adaption of the 1990 movie by the same name, written by Bruce Joel Rubin. The musical garnered incredible attention over on Britain's West End. The show's music and overall structure is very different from most classic musicals, with much of the music shouldering away from the typical "show tune" genre. What audiences hear will sound more like Christian Rock, Gospel, and even Disco. "[The music] is definitely more demanding," says music director Kyle Carozza, "the vocal ranges necessary are higher, and there gets to be well over eight parts at some points. I don't dislike it (the style of music), but I like the big, belty, vibrato type of musical theatre better." When I prompted Kyle about whether or not teaching this genre was harder, he surprised me by saying, "No, I think it's somewhat easier. It's more choir-like and isn't as intricate as some musical theatre." (more...)

The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More!The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce its spectacular 2016-2017 Season, consisting of five brilliant mainstage productions, including two repertoire classics never before performed by this company.  (more...)

Asia Society to Present 'Season of Japan' This SpringAsia Society to Present 'Season of Japan' This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

This spring, Asia Society presents Season of Japan, a celebration of Japanese culture held in conjunction with the exhibition Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan, on view at Asia Society Museum in New York from February 9 to May 8, 2016.  (more...)

Carrie St. Louis, Judy Kaye, Peter Scolari & More Will Join Broadway's WICKED Next Month!Carrie St. Louis, Judy Kaye, Peter Scolari & More Will Join Broadway's WICKED Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Good news! The Broadway blockbuster WICKED will welcome several new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre next month. (more...)

New Immersive Show THE ALVING ESTATE Begins Tonight at Manhattan MansionNew Immersive Show THE ALVING ESTATE Begins Tonight at Manhattan Mansion
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

THE ALVING ESTATE, the much anticipated Off-Broadway immersive production by Journey Lab and Deaths Head Theatrical, will run tonight, January 21st, through February 6th at the historic Morris-Jumel Mansion in Manhattan. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Sets Full All-Female 'CYRANO' CastSouthwark Playhouse Sets Full All-Female 'CYRANO' Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Lauren Brown and Chloe Courtney today announce the full cast for Russell Bolam's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Kathryn Hunter plays the title role of Cyrano and is joined by Sabrina Bartlett as Roxane, Ellie Kendrick as Christian and by Holly Burn, Tina Chiang, Penelope Dimond, Tamzin Griffin and Kiran Sonia Sawar. The production opens on 22 February at Southwark Playhouse, with previews from 18 February, and runs until 19 March. (more...)

DANDY DARKLY'S TRIGGER HAPPY! to Play New York FRIGID FestivalDANDY DARKLY'S TRIGGER HAPPY! to Play New York FRIGID Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Dandy Darkly is a satirist, storyteller and cabaret showman. He is 'New York City's preeminent King of Halloween' (Out Magazine) whose body of work has been described as "fantastical fairytale horror, equal parts Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allen Poe and Bruce La Bruce" (Time Out London) and "a cross between Liberace and Tales from the Crypt." (The Scotsman). This "decidedly wicked storyteller" (New York Times) is 'simply one of the most thoughtful, hilarious and harrowing queer talents at work today.' (Scotsgay Magazine).  (more...)

BWW Review: Who You Gonna Call? THE HOUSEKEEPERBWW Review: Who You Gonna Call? THE HOUSEKEEPER
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 20, 2016

Fresh Ink Theatre Company presents the inaugural production of Ginger Lazarus' THE HOUSEKEEPER at Boston Playwrights' Theatre. The four-character drama includes a ghost, but she's less scary than the teenage girl struggling with her grief and growing pains. An inept father relies on the new housekeeper to return order to their chaotic existence, but she has to straighten out her own closet if she is to succeed. (more...)

Dempsey's Creates Custom Cocktails For THE ALVING ESTATEDempsey's Creates Custom Cocktails For THE ALVING ESTATE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2016

Ring in the New Year right with THE ALVING ESTATE, the much anticipated Off-Broadway immersive production by Journey Lab and Deaths Head Theatrical. The production announced today the Dempsey's Bar in the Village will create custom cocktails for the production. (more...)

Kevin Spacey Signs on for J.D. Salinger Movie REBEL IN THE RYEKevin Spacey Signs on for J.D. Salinger Movie REBEL IN THE RYE
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Deadline writes that stage and screen vet Kevin Spacey has signed on for REBEL IN THE RYE, Danny Strong's upcoming film about the life of author J.D. Salinger, from Black Label Media. Spacey joins Nicholas Hoult in the cast. (more...)

Tim Realbuto's Dark, New Play Opens Tonight Off-BroadwayTim Realbuto's Dark, New Play Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

After a sold-out run in NYC at the Emerging Artists Theatre and an acclaimed production at the Detroit Fringe Festival earlier this year, popular up-and-coming actor/writer Tim Realbuto's new play YES opens tonight, January 19, for a short run at the Hudson Guild Theater off-Broadway. (more...)

Crowded Outlet LaunchesCrowded Outlet Launches
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

 Crowded Outlet, a new not-for-profit development and producing organization committed to harnessing the creative powers of a variety of artistic voices and theatrical visions, launches in January 2016 with the first event in a planned monthly developmental series called Surge, offering theatre artists a chance to test their new ideas and dawning projects. A full production is also on the horizon, for Spring 2016. (more...)

The Human Race Theatre Company to Stage THE GLASS MENAGERIE, 2/4-21The Human Race Theatre Company to Stage THE GLASS MENAGERIE, 2/4-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

The Human Race begins the second half of its 29th season with Tennessee William's first great masterpiece, The Glass Menagerie. Memories come alive and love becomes desperate in this shimmering drama of a family on the edge. Tom struggles to make it in a modern day world while his reclusive sister hides amongst the small glistening crystalline creatures she collects. Their mother holds tight to a fantasy of Southern gentility and the belief that a certain gentleman caller will be the answer to their problems. With an edge as sharp as broken glass, it's a story that cuts deep into the longing of human hearts. The production at The Human Race's downtown Dayton home at The Loft Theatre is directed by Greg Hellems and features actors Scott Hunt, Jennifer Joplin, Claire Kennedy and Drew Vidal. The preview performance of The Glass Menagerie is Thursday, February 4. Opening night is Friday, February 5. The production runs through February 21. (more...)

Walnut Sets WST for Kids 2016-17 SeasonWalnut Sets WST for Kids 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Celebrated for its commitment to encouraging parents (and grandparents) to read and learn with their kids, the Walnut Street Theatre for Kids 2016-2017 Season will feature four great musicals based on popular children's books, along with a family-favorite holiday classic. These hour-long musicals deliver real-life lessons in a welcoming, kid-friendly environment that's both creative and affordable. They're written especially for kids in grades K-6 and their grown-up friends. The Walnut takes pride in bringing families together through reading, learning and the arts. (more...)

John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan Sign On for Laurel & Hardy BiopicJohn C. Reilly, Steve Coogan Sign On for Laurel & Hardy Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly have signed on to portray the iconic comedy team of Laurel and Hardy ina new biopic from BBC Films. (more...)

Bush Theatre Sets Cast of Catherine-Anne Toupin's RIGHT NOWBush Theatre Sets Cast of Catherine-Anne Toupin's RIGHT NOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

The cast is announced and rehearsals begin today for RIGHT NOW, a co-production between the Bush Theatre, Traverse theatre Company and Theatre Royal Bath Ustinov Studio. (more...)

BWW Review: TERMINUS - A Work of Great Power and BeautyBWW Review: TERMINUS - A Work of Great Power and Beauty
by Frank Benge - Jan 18, 2016

TERMINUS, now in a World Premiere engagement at The Vortex, is a new play by Gabriel Jason Dean. This intricately layered family drama is the latest chapter in Dean's cycle of plays about the Georgia working class, The Attapulgus Elegies. TERMINUS examines a family haunted by the traumas of race and class in the South both in the past and in the present. This projected seven play collection covers a twenty plus year span and chronicles the disappearance of a small mill town. (more...)

Sacha Wares Returns To Almeida Theatre to Direct World Premiere of BOY, April 5Sacha Wares Returns To Almeida Theatre to Direct World Premiere of BOY, April 5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Sacha Wares will be returning to Almeida Theatre to direct the world premiere of Leo Butler's new play Boy, after her directorial success with the critically acclaimed production, Game, by Mike Bartlett, in 2015.  Boy will run at the Almeida Theatre from 5 April until 28 May 2016, with press night on 12 April 2016. Director Sacha Wares is joined by a formidable creative team, including two powerhouse contemporary designers, Miriam Buether for set design (Wild Swans, Sucker Punch, My Child, Generations), who worked with Sacha on Game at the Almeida in 2015, and Ultz for costume (Jerusalem, Hobson's Choice, Fallout, Pied Pier), who will be collaborating with Miriam, on design, for the very first time. Further creative credits include movement by Leon Baugh, lighting by Jack Knowles and sound by Gareth Fry. (more...)

Lutheran Pastor Pens THE ANGELS' PORTIONLutheran Pastor Pens THE ANGELS' PORTION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

LINDEN, Mich., Jan. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Did you know that Darth Vader prefers Lagavulin? Were you aware that Santa Claus keeps a bottle of Caol Ila on the shelf? Have you heard that Scoresby was squeezed from the very veins of the Devil himself? Emerging from the mind of a surprising whisky connoisseur, The Angels' Portion is a substantial assortment of whisky reviews like none you've ever read before. By means of storytelling, and with charming wit and vibrant style, Reverend Christopher I. Thoma shepherds the reader toward a divine insight: If you don't like whisky, it may only be because you haven't danced with the right bottle. (more...)

Reed Turner Releases 'Swim Or Drown (Let The Lord Decide)' w/ The Bluegrass SituationReed Turner Releases 'Swim Or Drown (Let The Lord Decide)' w/ The Bluegrass Situation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Austin native and indie-folk trailblazer Reed Turner isn't one to be tied down, in his life or his music. Turner has shifted gears for his latest EP Native Tongue (more...)

STAR WARS, AHS: HOTEL Among Make-Up & Hair Stylists Guild Award Nominees; Full ListSTAR WARS, AHS: HOTEL Among Make-Up & Hair Stylists Guild Award Nominees; Full List
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

The 2016 Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards Show will be held Saturday February 20 at Paramount Studios Theatre, Hollywood. (more...)

START DOWN Wins 12th Alliance/Kendeda Competition; Takes the Stage Next MonthSTART DOWN Wins 12th Alliance/Kendeda Competition; Takes the Stage Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

The Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition continues to spotlight the best emerging playwrights with a full production for the competition winner and staged readings for four competition finalists.  Start Down, the 12th competition winner, will premiere on the Hertz Stage February 13 - March 6, 2016.  Opening night is February 18, 2016.  (more...)

World Premiere of ONDINE Set for Cutting Ball TheaterWorld Premiere of ONDINE Set for Cutting Ball Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 17th season with the World Premiere of ONDINE by Katharine Sherman. Cutting Ball founding Artistic Director Rob Melrose helms this beautifully tragic dream, featuring Molly Benson, Marilet Martinez, Danielle O'Hare, Kenny Toll, and Jessica Waldman. ONDINE plays February 5 through March 6 (press opening: February 11) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. For tickets ($10-50) and more information, the public may visit cuttingball.com or call      415-525-1205. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards Winners Announced!2015 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 12, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 Birmingham winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

American Library Association Announces 2016 Youth Media Award WinnersAmerican Library Association Announces 2016 Youth Media Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BOSTON, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards at its Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Boston. (more...)

BWW Review: GHOST THE MUSICAL Thrilled The Opening Night Adelaide AudienceBWW Review: GHOST THE MUSICAL Thrilled The Opening Night Adelaide Audience
by Barry Lenny - Jan 10, 2016

Jemma Rix as Molly and Rob Mills as Sam are an ideal duo. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com for 1/3/2016 - 1/10/2016Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com for 1/3/2016 - 1/10/2016
by BWW - Jan 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com from 1/3/2016 - 1/10/2016. (more...)

Funky Little Theater Company to Host 24SEVEN Theatre ProjectFunky Little Theater Company to Host 24SEVEN Theatre Project
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

24SEVEN is a 24-hour theatre project in the ever-blossoming theatre scene in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The process entails enlisting SEVEN talented playwrights to create SEVEN brand new short plays within the allotted time the night before we produce them. (more...)

Director Responds to Tonya Pinkins' Reasons for Leaving CSC's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDRENDirector Responds to Tonya Pinkins' Reasons for Leaving CSC's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

Just in, BWW can now report director Brian Kulick's lengthy response to Tonya Pinkins' reasons for her departure. You can read his statement in full below! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

TWELVE - MY AGE OF REASON is ReleasedTWELVE - MY AGE OF REASON is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Growing up should be this much fun! Join Tommy Stohlgren, his four irreverent brothers and friends in an old neighborhood in Oakland, California for eight days in 1964. 'It's a story based on actual events,' Stohlgren said, 'as well as I can remember them fifty years later. My brothers and friends think it was a comically accurate re-telling, and that matters most to me.' Stohlgren's autobiographical gem traces his transition from a sweet Catholic school kid to a skeptical smart-ass. We laugh along side him as he finally notices girls, and gets tossed from religion class. After an hour-long lecture that 'God is All-loving and All-merciful' from 'Sister Mary-something (the names have been changed to protect the innocent), young Tommy reaches a logical conclusion, 'If God is all-loving and all-merciful, there could be no Hell!' Needless to say, the nuns at St. Theresa's Catholic School are not pleased. Then, Stohlgren begins to question everything about his faith-based upbringing. He stumps a young priest in confession, and botches his first and only Mass as an altar boy. With a lot of help and sketchy philosophical advice from his wild brothers, with whom he shares one bedroom, Tommy fully develops a strong conflict with authority, abandons his ancestral religion, and becomes an evidence-based learner, and later, a scientist - laughing all the way! Today, Dr. Stohlgren, a globally renowned scientist at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, teaches ecology and critical thinking. Although Stohlgren has worn Hawaiian shirts every day for thirty years, he approaches the topic of critical thinking with some seriousness. 'It's amazing to me how many teens and adults believe in Ghosts, Bigfoot, ESP, UFOs, the Devil, and other mythical beings, for which there is no evidence,' Stohlgren says. 'I follow the advice of comedian George Carlin (1937- 2008), who said, 'Don't just teach your children to read...Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.' However, it's the humor in the book that steals the show. The scenes with five uncontrollable boys in the cramped bedroom, around a tiny kitchen table, and the same Catholic school are uproariously funny. Different shenanigans in the book are compassionate, caring, awkward, disgusting, and illegal - a true coming of age story! Stohlgren laughs, 'Despite the book being available for several hours now, there has been no official response from the Vatican!' The Kindle version of the book can be ordered for $1.99. The screenplay also available. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center to Stage August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSONMcCarter Theatre Center to Stage August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

A struggle between a family's enduring legacy and its chance for a brighter future takes center stage in The Piano Lesson: one of the most critically-acclaimed productions in August Wilson's landmark ten-play American Century Cycle.  (more...)

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