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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY to Receive World Premiere in Texas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance in association with Harrison/Bowman New Works Commission is proud to bring The World According to Snoopy, a revised version of the classic musical Snoopy!!! to the stage in February 2017.  (more...)

BWW Feature: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN MAKE SIAM GREAT, AGAIN! at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre
by Maggie Yates - Jan 23, 2017

THE KING AND I and Feminism and Racism and Rodgers and Hammerstein walk into a bar… (more...)

Music Industry Legend Randy Lennox Awarded the 2017 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced that music industry veteran executive Randy Lennox will be awarded the 2017 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award for his longstanding commitment to Canadian Music. (more...)

BWW Interview: Maury Yeston Talks DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Ahead of London Opening
by Liz Cearns - Jan 23, 2017

Maury Yeston, the composer and lyricist best-known for Nine and Titanic, visited the West End a few months before the West End opening of his new musical, Death Takes a Holiday. Based on a film (which was based on a play) this story tells of how Death changed his perspective. He used to not quite understand why everyone he came to collect was quite so aggrieved to die, until he met a particular woman who allowed Him to realise quite what makes life worth clinging to. The side effect of Death's occupation being, though, that he can't collect anyone else while he's so distracted - Death the person and death the concept take a break!  Maury was kind enough to discuss his musical background, some of his better-known works and his latest venture for the stage. (more...)

SPILLIKIN is a Robot Love Story for Our Age
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

???????Among the audience for Spillikin at Greenwich Theatre from January 26-28 will be members of the Alzheimer's Society, the dementia support and research charity, and some of the people they help in Greenwich.   (more...)

Esteemed Journalist Wayne Barrett, Author of TRUMP: THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH, Dies at 71
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

'We are detectives for the people,' esteemed journalist Wayne Barrett replied, when asked by his son's elementary class, what a muckraking reporter does. (more...)

Lionel Harris Releases 'Dark Yesterdays - Bright Tomorrows'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Lionel Harris has completed his new book 'Dark Yesterdays - Bright Tomorrows': a gripping and potent story that depicts the compassion and struggles of multiple characters through a time of war, change and fear. (more...)

Brett Anderson Walker Releases 'The Killing Name'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Brett Anderson Walker, an international artist, literary genius, traveler, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'The Killing Name': a gripping and potent journey of intrigue, mystery and manipulation with several unexpected twists. Follow along as Cubby Dillon tries to solve crime and at the same time exonerate Himself from the lies of those he is investigating. (more...)

A LIGHT UNTO MY PATH is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

In Louise P. Williams' new book A Light Unto My Path ($18.99, paperback, 9781498495103; e-book, $, 9781498495110) readers will see that His way is the best choice for all who chose Him. A Light Unto My Path is about the life of a single parent, who chooses the right path despite the obstacles stacked against her. The author shares with others what it's like to know God and commit to his leading, even after she strayed from Him. (more...)

Adonius D. Johnson Shares I AM, MY LIFE COACH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Adonius D. Johnson's new book I Am, my Life Coach ($21.99, paperback, 9781498489225; e-book, $9.99, 9781498489232) empowers people to attain greater levels of success with the application of new ways of thinking. It equips readers with tools that they can adapt and apply to their personal circumstances to achieve goals and ultimately achieve their vision for life. The book has a unique approach to reach and explain new concepts. It encourages self- reflection to identify opportunities to fine tune ways of living to attain life goals and personal satisfaction. (more...)

BWW Student Blog: Jessica Vanek - A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at the Las Vegas Little Theatre Is Anything But Little
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Vanek - Jan 23, 2017

Jess here.  I recently had the incredible opportunity to attend a production of A Little Night Music at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, a well-established theatre company here in town.  As Sondheim is my favorite composer, this was immensely pleasing to see.  The story is set in 1900's Sweden, and follows the lives of Fredrik Egerman and his young wife, Anne.  Their inner turmoil when dealing with all things romantic is apparent from the outset, with "Soon/Later/Now" sung by Anne, Fredrik, and Fredrik's son, Henrik, clearly defining the show's underlying premise of frustration, longing and infidelity.  When actress Desiree Armfeldt, Fredrik's former lover, happens by their town on tour, an opportunity to rekindle the romance comes into play, however foiled by the unexpected arrival of Desiree's married lover, Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm.  Subsequently, the development of several unbeknownst love triangles and pairings surface in Act II, as the group members all rendezvous at the country estate of Desiree's mother, Madame Armfeldt, for a climactic "Weekend in the Country." (more...)

Amazon Original Series PATRIOT to World Premiere at Berlin Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The upcoming Amazon Original Series PATRIOT will have its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, Berlinale. The screening, scheduled for on February 14, is the only US series selected for this year's festival. (more...)

Scoop: LETHAL WEAPON on FOX - Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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Get all the scoop on LETHAL WEAPON, airing on FOX on Wednesday, January 25, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: ROSEWOOD on FOX - Friday, January 27, 2017
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Get all the scoop on ROSEWOOD, airing on FOX on Friday, January 27, 2017! (more...)

'Two Years Journey, The Rise from Leukemia and Aneurysm to the Opportunity of a Life Time: Healed Survivor' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Without sign or symptom, Derrick Harding's life was changed when he was diagnosed with acute leukemia. The cancer forced Harding into hospitalization where his medical challenges mounted with a fall that resulted in a severed carotid artery and an aneurysm. Harding shares his intense medical journey in 'Two Years Journey, The Rise from Leukemia and Aneurysm to the Opportunity of a Lifetime: Healed Survivor.' (more...)

Rod Stewart And Very Special Guest Cyndi Lauper to Join Forces On Tour This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Two of music's most acclaimed artists and powerhouse live performers will tour together this summer when Rod Stewart is joined by special guest Cyndi Lauper for an 18-city tour beginning Thursday, July 6. (more...)

Paolo M. Debuts on Jango Music with 'Give It Up Now'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

With releases on renowned imprints such as Federico Scavo's AREA 94, Vamos Music and Hugh Recordings, it's clear to see why Paolo M. has become a name that is hot on everyone's lips in his native country of Italy. (more...)

Guest Blog: Vicki Baron Talks A YEAR FROM NOW at VAULT Festival
by Guest Blog: Vicki Baron - Jan 23, 2017

Directing A Year From Now has been a giddying challenge from a coffee-fuelled start to an adrenaline-rush finish. On a sunny morning many months ago, I sat down with producer and Artistic Director of RedBellyBlack, Kate Goodfellow, to discuss our next project. We had just about recovered from the physical and mental exertions of the Edinburgh Fringe, and we wanted to get stuck into something new. (more...)

BWW Review: ONCE at Velma V Morrison Center
by Leesa Williams - Jan 23, 2017

This weekend the Velma V. Morrison Center brought us ONCE, based on the 2007 movie of the same name. The low budget film won an Oscar for for the best original song 'Falling Slowly', and I am thrilled that most of the music (the best part of the movie) is included in the musical version. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NIGHT ALIVE at Dobama
by Roy Berko - Jan 23, 2017

Conor McPherson, author of THE NIGHT ALIVE, now on stage at Dobama Theatre, is considered one of the important new breed of playwrights who delve into the lives of people. In this case, Irish people, usually Irish men. He has an eye for loneliness and despair. His plays often are 'meditations on regret, guilt and confusion.' (more...)

ESPN Names NFL Studio after Chris Berman and Tom Jackson
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Yesterday's Sunday NFL Countdown featured a special presentation as sports broadcasting legend Chris Berman hosted his final show in-studio on ESPN's Bristol, Conn., campus after 38 years. (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Stagecrafters Entertains and Delights!
by Katie Laban - Jan 23, 2017

¡Atencion! Michigan theatre-goers are in for a quite a delightful treat with Stagecrafters production of In the Heights running until February 12th in Royal Oak. Passionately filled with Latin and hip-hop rhythms, the show is non-stop entertainment from the first beat to the very last with a cast that does not disappoint. (more...)

BWW Review: Marc Pouhé Mesmerizes in CAGES
by Frank Benge - Jan 23, 2017

CAGES by Leonard Manzella, is a prison drama receiving its second production here in Austin, by Southwest Theatre Productions, under the direction of Kat Sparks. The play is based on true stories about the treatment of mental patients in California's prison system, gathered by Manzella during his time running a psychodrama program. (more...)

AtmanCo Announces a Change on the Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

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BWW Review: A PERFECT ROBOT Is a Multilayer World Premiere Marvel
by Frank Benge - Jan 23, 2017

Sarah Saltwick's new play, A PERFECT ROBOT, now in its World Premiere production at The Vortex, is a smart, witty and engaging examination of some familiar themes. At the core, this is a look at the question of the creation of sentience and control. If you create something with free will, can you be certain that what you have created will choose you? (more...)

BWW Review: Canadian Hit LATE COMPANY Makes American Premiere at Theatre 40
by Don Grigware - Jan 23, 2017

Bullying remains the number one problem among high school students in today's world. In Jordan Tannahill's Late Company he explores a Canadian family whose gay son committed suicide due to the influences of bullying at the Toronto school he attended. Currently onstage at Theatre 40, in its American premiere, Late Company boasts superb direction from Bruce Gray and a dynamic cast of 5 actors. (more...)

Perion Appoints Seasoned Technology Executive Doron Gerstel as Chief Executive Officer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

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Theater For The New City's NORTHBOUND Tells Story Of Slaves Seeking Freedom
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

As part of a far-reaching celebration of African-American history month, Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field is presenting Northbound, a play mixing real figures from the era of slavery and emancipation with a fictional story, Feb. 9 to 26. (more...)

Sam Henry Kass Mini-Fest with 'IRVING'S TIARA' and 'LUSTING AFTER PIPINO'S WIFE'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Ronnie Marmo and Theatre 68 are proud to present a Sam Henry Kass Mini-Festival, celebrating the 25th Anniversary revival production of "Lusting After Pipino's Wife" and the World Premiere of  "Irving's Tiara."  Both shows will run in rep at Theatre 68 (formally Antaeus/Deaf West), located at 5112 LankersHim Blvd. No. Hollywood, CA., 91601, beginning on February 9, 2017.  (more...)

ALADDIN's Stanley Martin Makes His Metropolitan Room Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Stanley Martin a native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania has been performing professionally since the age of ten. His first professional Show was Romeo and Juliet At Bristol Riverside theatre. (more...)


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Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 1/22/2017
by BWW - Jan 22, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/22/2017 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Playwright of Trump Satire Jon Robin Baitz Assaulted by Trump Supporter
by Julie Musbach - Jan 22, 2017

According to Vanity Fair, Playwright Jon Robin Baitz was assaulted by a Trump supporter in Washington, DC on Friday night. Baitz was in town to participate in the women's march on the 21st, and was having dinner with his husband and two friends. Baitz described a nearby table as full of 'exhilarated and pointedly celebratory, loud happy Trump people.' (more...)

Robert Earl Keen to Celebrate Mardi Gras at The Grand
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents  a special  performance Robert Earl Keen Celebrates Mardi Gras Thursday, February 16, at 7.30pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand's Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: OF MICE AND MEN is Brought to Life at Tacoma Little Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

Tacoma Little Theatre begins 2017 with John Steinbeck's classic tale, OF MICE AND MEN, brought to life through the direction of Niclas Olson.  Two drifters, George and his friend Lennie, with delusions of living off the 'fat of the land,' have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place. Lennie is a man-child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man. It's Lennie's obsessions with things soft and cuddly that have made George cautious about who the gentle giant, with his brute strength, associates with. His promise to allow Lennie to 'tend to the rabbits' on their future land keeps Lennie calm, amidst distractions, as the overgrown child needs constant reassurance. But when a ranch boss' wife is found dead in the barn with a broken neck, it's obvious that Lennie, albeit accidentally, killed her. George, now worried about his own safety, knows exactly where Lennie has gone to hide, and he meets Him there. Realizing they can't run away anymore, George is faced with a moral question: How should he deal with Lennie before the ranchers find Him and take matters into their own hands? (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/21-1/22/2017
by - Jan 22, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 22, 2017 - Sunday, January 22, 2017. (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...)

BWW Review: LA BUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL at 59E59 is Outstanding
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 21, 2017

Theatre enthusiasts will be thrilled by the LaBute New Theater Festival now onstage at 59E59 Theaters. There are four distinctive one-act plays being performed in the venue's intimate theater space through February 5th. (more...)

Latin American youth will study Communication in the United States with scholarships from Ismael Cala Foundation and Urbe University
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

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Novato Theater Company To Host a Comedy Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Novato Theater Company Hosts a Comedy Weekend February 24-26. at the NTC Playhouse, 5420 Nave Drive in Novato. A stellar lineup of the Bay Area's top comedians and improvisers will take the stage for five shows - Friday, February 24 at 7:00 and 9:00 pm; Saturday, February 25 at 7:00 and 9:00 pm: and Sunday, February 26 at 6:00 pm. The event is sponsored by Humor Resources www.thehumorresources.com (more...)

The Lake Effect Fringe Festival Kicks Off 5th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

The Lake Effect Fringe Festival kicks off its 5th season of bringing new theatre to West Michigan all through the month of February on Wednesday, February 1 and 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm with a performance by Shadblow Theatre, reprising their production of Anatomy of Gray, by Jim Leonard. A coming of age story that is relatable to all. Its themes of community, family, questioning faith, fear of the unknown, acceptance, and love speak to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The play's ensemble driven story-telling, sometimes delightful and sometimes devastating emotional depth, as well as its often presentational style allows this play to truly connect to its audiences. The story follows fifteen-year-old June Muldoon, her mother, the colorful townsfolk of Gray, Indiana, and the mysterious doctor who crash lands in the center of the "most boring town in the world." Seeking to raise questions about what it means to be a part of this incredibly diverse world, the heart of this play touches on themes relevant to all. Fast-paced clever staging, beautiful lyrical narration, and a small but talented nine person ensemble, this play offers a compelling story in an immersive setting that is sure to offer a lot of laughs and a few tears.  (more...)

BWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Will Make Your Head Spin at the Omaha Community Playhouse
by Christine Swerczek - Jan 21, 2017

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS might make your head spin like a globe. Opening at the Omaha Community Playhouse with five versatile actors directed by Carl Beck, this play adapted by Mark Brown from the Jules Verne's classic novel, takes us on a whirlwind adventure. (more...)

The Playgroup LLC To Bring GOOD MOURNING to Boca Raton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

The Playgroup, LLC presents Good Mourning Six performances at the Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL, 33486. March 3 through March 12, 2017. Friday and Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 2PM. Rated PG-13. Tickets: $25, groups of 4 or more are $15 each. Visit http://www.willowtheatre.org or call (561) 347-3948. (more...)

HAMILTON, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and LOVE NEVER DIES Lead Broadway/San Diego's 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

HAMILTON, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and LOVE NEVER DIES Lead Broadway/San Diego's 2017-2018 Season (more...)

Jason Robert Brown to Hold Master Class and Intimate Concert for Houston Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and the Humphreys School for Musical Theatre (HSMT) presented two special events with award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown on January 19th and 20th. (more...)

Photo Flash: All Aboard! First Look at SHOW BOAT at Toby's Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

SHOW BOAT runs now through March 19, 2017 at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia, Md. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

AUDIO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares First Draft of HAMILTON's 'Right Hand Man'
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda just shared a demo of his first draft of 'Right Hand Man,' made in Logic Pro and written and recorded in 2010, with words and music by, of course, Himself. Listen below! (more...)

BWW Review: GIRLS' WEEKEND Premieres at the Belmont
by Marakay Rogers - Jan 20, 2017

Anything can happen on a weekend in the woods with your friends. And sometimes it's as funny as all get-out. A new farce makes its eastern premiere at The Belmont. (more...)

Florida Realtor Brian Frederick Duffner Launches New Real Estate Website Producers1.com
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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Photo Flash: Stephen King's THE SHINING Closes This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

With special permission from Stephen King, Playhouse Merced will be producing "Stephen King's The Shining."  This live stage adaptation of King's classic novel follows the story of Jack Torrance and his family as they move into the Overlook Hotel after Jack is hired as winter caretaker.  Cut off from civilization, Jack battles alcoholism and bouts of uncontrolled rage, all while trying to write a play.  Meanwhile, evil forces linked to the Overlook's violent history take advantage of Jack's weaknesses in order to claim of his son, Danny, and his precognitive powers. (more...)

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