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Marijuana Millionaire Celebrates 4/20 With a Surprise Gift of Giant Bags of Weed to 3 Lucky Social Media Fans in His Custom Ferrari
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

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Arthur Miller's ALL MY SONS Opens This Weekend at Carrollwood Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In 1947, Joe Keller's world is a comfortable place. He has a good business, a loving family, and the apparent respect of his neighbors. (more...)

VIDEO: Late Night Hosts Have a Field Day with Bill O'Reilly Firing
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Yesterday it was announced that FOX News' long-running star Bill O'Reilly had been fired from his post following sexual harassment accusations and a sudden exit of advertisers from his show. Late-night hosts were quick to jump on the news. (more...)

BWW Interview: & JULIET by Playwright Robert Caisley at NJ Rep 5/4 to 6/4
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 20, 2017

The new play, '& Juliet,' written by Robert Caisley and directed by Marc Geller will have its premiere at New Jersey Repertory Company from May 4th to June 6th. Broadwayworld.com interviewed Caisley about his career and the upcoming show. (more...)

Oregrown Signs Mountain Bike Athlete Kyle Jameson and Sponsors 2017 FEST Series Black Sage Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

BEND, Ore., April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Oregrown Industries, Oregon's premier farm-to-table cannabis company, has signed freerider mountain bike athlete Kyle Jameson and will sponsor the 2017 FEST Black Sage event in Central Oregon on April 22. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Glitzy, Entertaining ALADDIN
by Misha Davenport - Apr 20, 2017

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Freedom Leaf, Inc. (OTC PINK: FRLF) Today Announced Mr. Charles Grigsby Has Joined The Marijuana Legalization Company As Its New Chief Financial Officer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

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VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Final 5 Wild, Crazy, Juicy & Sexy Episodes of EMPIRE
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The final five episodes of EMPIRE will be the wildest, craziest, juiciest, sexiest yet! Below, watch an all-new promo featuring Eva Longoria, Demi Moore, Phylicia Rashad, Nia Long, Rumer Willis and Taye Diggs. (more...)

James Litherland's New Solo Album 'Back 'n Blue' Out 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Born in Salford, James Litherland's musical journey began in 1968 when he moved to London to join Jon Hiseman's Colosseum as lead singer and guitarist. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Attends Friars Salute To Bobby Short
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 20, 2017

Yankee Stadium has it's 'Legends Seats' and Monuments prominently displayed in the 'House That Ruth Built'.  Then the current team takes the field and future legends start to play ball.  In the Friars Club show biz past and present are always in the house.  Their photos are on the wall and names are engraved on the chairs in the Frank Sinatra Dining Room.  Then as so often happens an 'insiders' great show is produced for the members and those legends current and future entertain their fellow Friars.  So it happened last night as the Friars Club honored Bobby Short, the legendary cabaret singer/pianist who was best known for his three decade plus music residency at Cafe Carlyle in New York City.  The music of Bobby Short was brought to life by some current Cafe Carlye and Bemelmans Bar stars in a spectacular evening produced and hosted by Friar Jeff Leibowitz and Co-Produced by Friar Will Friedwald. (more...)

WNO Announces Star-Studded Gala With Renee Fleming, Denyce Graves, and Leslie Odom Jr., 6/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announces an exciting conclusion to its 2016–2017 season: the 2017 WNO Opera Gala, celebrating WNO Board Chairman Jacqueline Badger Mars, who will step down as Chairman this summer. The Gala, on Saturday, June 3, 2017, will include a concert in the Kennedy Center Opera House featuring the WNO Orchestra and an array of musical stars who will pay special tribute to Jacqueline Mars's visionary leadership of WNO: legendary soprano Rene?e Fleming, superstar mezzo-soprano and D.C. native Denyce Graves, and Hamilton Tony Award® winner Leslie Odom Jr. The Gala is presented as part of JFKC, the Kennedy Center's season-long celebration of John F. Kennedy's centennial, and explores the themes of service and gratitude, which are often associated with President Kennedy. (more...)

Gilbert Neal's New Single 'Drop of You' from Latest Album Drops 6/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Gilbert Neal to release new single 'Drop of You' from his latest album 'The Mayor of Estes Park' Gadabout, raconteur, ne'er-do-well-er. Gregarious and fecund. (more...)

BWW Interview: VITAL 5: This Weekend in Jacksonville Theatre
by Heather Vollman - Apr 20, 2017

'Whattya wanna do?' 'I dunno, what do YOU wanna do?' 'I dunno, what do YOU-' Stop the madness, y'all. Jacksonville is the smallest big town I've ever seen, and although there is so much to do, it can be overwhelming trying to narrow it down. The Vital 5 is here to help you decide. This weekly feature breaks down my top 5 theatrical picks for the upcoming week. Share this to help your friends, and we can then all avoid the frustration of having to choose (well, kind of - you're on your own for dinner plans!) (more...)

Ismael Cala Announces His 2017 World Tour 'Wake up with Cala'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

'Wake up with Cala' (Despierta con Cala), the world tour designed by Ismael Cala to help people achieve excellence, optimum individual performance and the awakening of their conscience, will make its debut on Wednesday, May 31, in the Canadian city of Montreal. (more...)

Bill Murray Teams with Cellist Jan Vogler for Evening of Music & Literature at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

A new collaboration between actor Bill Murray and cellist Jan Vogler comes to Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 8pm, presented by Dorn Music. (more...)

Craig Morgan Named Operation Finally Home 2017 Ambassador
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

After teaming up in 2016 to surprise a military family with a mortgage-free home, country music entertainer, award-winning TV host and Army veteran CRAIG MORGAN has been named 2017 Operation FINALLY HOME Ambassador. (more...)

BWW Interview: Emmy-Award Winner William Daniels Talks Playing Mr. Feeny, KITT & Dr. Craig
by Kevin Pollack - Apr 20, 2017

Many fans may remember William Daniels from TV on shows like Boy Meets World (Mr. George Feeny), St. Elsewhere (Dr. Craig), Night Rider (KITT) and the Broadway cast and film of the first historical musical of our founding fathers, 1776 (John Adams). (more...)

BWW REVIEW: KINKY BOOTS Struts Into Sydney Bringing Heels, Heart And An Inspiring Story Of Acceptance
by Jade Kops - Apr 20, 2017

Harvey Fierstein and Cindi Lauper's multi award winning, feel good hit KINKY BOOTS delighted Sydney's opening night audience with its heart-warming story of courage, acceptance and fabulous footwear. (more...)

Annie Parisse to Lead Reading of New Play DO THIS at The Davenport
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Do This, a new play by Karen Siff Exkorn (bestselling author of The Autism Sourcebook) and starring Annie Parisse (Clybourne Park, The Layover, 'Law and Order') will be performed at an invitation only developmental reading on Thursday, April 27th at 3pm at The Loft at the Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street). (more...)

BWW Interview: David T. Little on Becoming a Composer, Collaborating with Royce Vavrek and JFK the Opera
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 20, 2017

Last year's premiere of JFK by David T. Little and Royce Vavrek at the Fort Worth Opera caused some big-time foot-stomping in the Lone Star State. New Yorkers will have a taste of the work--which will have its next full-scale production at the Opera de Montreal next January--on April 23 at the Morgan Library & Museum in Manhattan. (more...)

MI ULTIMA NOCHE CON RUBEN BLADES Comes to The One Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

On the 24th, 28th and 30th of April, 2017 at TEATRO CÍRCULO we will meet with Yanira Montalvo, a woman who cleans floors in the World Trade Center. In order to survive her daily problems, Yanira creates a fantasy: her own love affair with her idol, singer Ruben Blades. (more...)

VIDEO: Sienna Miller and Anthony Bourdain Compete in 'Name the Secret Ingredient' on TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy Fallon and guests Sienna Miller and Anthony Bourdain took turns guessing the unusual secret ingredient hidden in each course of a three-course meal, earning a point if they guessed right. (more...)

Steven Brinberg is SIMPLY BARBRA at Rockwell Stage and Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club in LA in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA on Tuesday, June 13th at 8:00 pm at Rockwell Stage and Show, 1714 N. Vermont Avenue, LA 90027, in the heart of Los Feliz Village. (more...)

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Managing Director Rory Jeffes Announces Departure
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

After twelve years with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, including the last eight as Managing Director, Rory Jeffes has today announced his departure from the organisation to become CEO of Opera Australia. (more...)

THE TOXIC AVENGER: THE MUSICAL to Transfer to Arts Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Following a sold-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse, when it received 6 Off West End Award nominations including Best Musical, acclaimed rock musical 'The Toxic Avenger The Musical' is to transfer to the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 10-week season from Thursday 28 September. (more...)

THE GRADUATE to Screen in New 4K Restoration Nationwide to Celebrate 50th Anniversary
by Movies News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

New York-based specialty distributor Rialto Pictures and Studiocanal will release Mike Nichols' groundbreaking THE GRADUATE, starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, in new 4K digital prints beginning in April. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In the third of Alan Gilbert's final four subscription weeks as New York Philharmonic Music Director, he will lead an enhanced concert production of Wagner's Das Rheingold. Soloists include bass-baritone Eric Owens as Wotan, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Fricka (in her New York Philharmonic debut), baritone Christopher Purves as Alberich (debut), tenor Russell Thomas as Loge, mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor as Erda, bass Morris Robinson as Fasolt (debut), bass Stephen Milling as Fafner (debut), soprano Rachel Willis-Sorensen as Freia (debut), tenor Brian Jagde as Froh (debut), bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as Donner (debut), tenor Peter Bronder as Mime (debut), soprano Jennifer Zetlan as Woglinde, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Wellgunde, and mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford as Flosshilde. The enhanced concert production will be directed by Louisa Muller with costume design - featuring character-based treatment of modern concert attire - by David C. Woolard. The performances will take place Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Riccardo Muti Conducts the Chicago Symphony in Three Weeks of Subscription Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Music Director Riccardo Muti returns in April to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in three weeks of subscription concerts.  Muti and the CSO conclude the CSO's season-long presentation of Beethoven's piano concertos in a performance of the Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) with Radu Lupu as soloist followed by a rare performance of A Symphony to Dante's Divine Comedy by Liszt (April 27-29 ). Muti's residency with the CSO culminates with performances of the complete cycle of symphonies by Johannes Brahms (May 4-9 and May 11-13). During his residency, Muti also leads the Civic Orchestra of Chicago in a free, open rehearsal on April 30. (more...)

FIRST LOOK: Tony Winner Andrea Martin Stars in New NBC Comedy GREAT NEWS
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Tony Award winner Andrea Martin (PIPPIN, MY FAVORITE YEAR) stars in the new NBC comedy GREAT NEWS, premiering  Tuesday, April 25 (9-9:30 p.m. ET). Below, get a first look at the series! (more...)

Dule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE Workshop at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The high-profile creative team behind People's Light's upcoming world premiere of Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole will workshop the developing piece at San Diego's prestigious Old Globe Theatre from April 20-23, 2017. (more...)

Hello, Broadway! Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY!, Opening Tonight
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 20, 2017

The revival of Hello, Dolly opens tonight on Broadway, starring Bette Midler and featuring a star-studded cast. The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Whistleblower! Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Adapt German AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Director Thomas Ostermeier's critically lauded Schaubuhne production of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE by Henrik Ibsen will be presented on Broadway in the 2017-2018 season at a theater to be announced. The acclaimed version by Florian Borchmeyer & Thomas Ostermeier will have a new English adaptation by MacArthur 'Genius' Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. (more...)

ANTS Announce Stage Takeover at London's South West Four Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

One of the UK's finest exports, Groove Armada have been one of the most recognizable collectives in dance music in the past decade! Responsible for many dance floor classics, the duo have managed to lead a pack of very established peers and have been in the heart of the global dance scene. (more...)

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Visits CBS SUNDAY MORNING, 4/23
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg opens up to CBS THIS MORNING Co-Host Norah O'Donnell about putting her life back together after the sudden and tragic death of her husband, her revealing new book, and more in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING to be broadcast April 23, 2017 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR, Inspired by True Story, Starts Next Week at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The world premiere of Objects in the Mirror, which was developed through the Goodman's  New Stages Festival, appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the 856-seat Albert Theatre. (more...)

David Mamet to Teach Writing for Stage & Screen in Online 'MasterClass'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Online education platform MasterClass announced today that the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, screenwriter, and director of such works as GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, AMERICAN BUFFALO, and WAG THE DOG will offer his first ever online writing class. (more...)

Stephanie Trudeau to Sing Chavela Vargas in 'THINK OF ME' at Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Trudeau will unveil the piece May 15 at Pangea Supper Club, 178 Second Ave. (East Village), accompanied by her arranger, David Lahm on piano and by Ben Lapidus on guitar and percussion. (more...)

Big Noise Theatre's BIG FISH Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Big Noise Theatre Company, a division of Winnetka Theatre, opens the Spring show Big Fish, the Musical. Join us for an opening night reception this Friday, April 21st beginning at 7pm. Light refreshments will be provided while you mingle, and you'll have a chance to take pictures in front of our amazing, show-inspired backdrop in the lobby. It's a romantic adventure you don't want to miss! (more...)

BWW Review: Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney Alternate Roles in Lillian Hellman's Fascinating THE LITTLE FOXES
by Michael Dale - Apr 20, 2017

With her throaty elegance, sharp comic bite and aggressively sexual allure, Tallulah Bankhead quickly earned a loyal following when she appeared in her first five Broadway plays in the years between 1918 and 1922. Unfortunately, her performances were often the only positive attraction and each of the quintet closed very quickly. (more...)

Cashmere Cat's Debut Album 9 Set For Release 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

9, the highly anticipated debut album from acclaimed producer Cashmere Cat, is set for release next Friday, April 28 on Mad Love/Interscope Records. (more...)

Season Three of POWER Comes to DVD and Blu-Ray
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Starz's most watched series ever returns when “Power: The Complete Third Season” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on June 13 from Lionsgate. (more...)

CELEBRATION 2017 Kicks Off At Prince's Paisley Park Honoring His Life And Legacy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Prince's Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota started Celebration 2017 today with exciting speakers and performers participating in the four days of activities. All events are being held at Prince's historic recording sanctuary outside Minneapolis, honoring the life and legacy of the music icon Prince Rogers Nelson. (more...)

The Public Slates 2017 Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Public Theater has announced the line-up for the popular Spotlight Series of free staged readings of new plays by The Public's Emerging Writers Group, beginning on Wednesday, May 31 and running through Monday, June 26. (more...)

OCTA Opens Comedy-Drama, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Olathe Civic Theatre Association is gearing up for the theater's fifth and final mainstage show of the season. Christopher Durang depicts middle-aged siblings, Vanya and Sonia, who share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Adding to the ensemble are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and Nina, a lovely young aspiring actress. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: DADDY'S DYIN'...WHO'S GOT THE WILL's Dunlop, Lewis and Speir
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 20, 2017

Those wacky denizens of Lowake, Texas - members of the Turnover clan - return to the stage tonight in search of their daddy's last will and testament in The Larry Keeton Theatre's production of Del Shore's chicken-fried comedy Daddy's Dyin'…Who's Got the Will? Running through May 6, the raucous, downhome comedy features a cast of Nashville favorites including Tonya Pewitt, Memory Strong-Smith, Natalie Royal Herb, Jonathan Hunter, Benny Jones, Linda Speir, Drew Dunlop and Natalie Lewis. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 20, 2017
by - Apr 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Donate Life Run/Walk Celebrates 15 Years with Special Attendees, Donor Advocates
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Continuing with its mission of inspiring and educating the community about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation in Southern California, the Donate Life Run/Walk & Family Festival is reaching a new milestone this year, with its 15 th anniversary celebration.The largest event of its kind in the U.S., this year's Run/Walk will gather over 12,000 people who have been touched by donation in one way or another. (more...)

The Revolution Launches Prince Tribute Tour Starting in Paisley Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Revolution has gathered together to celebrate and pay tribute to their PRINCE. The band will set off on their first coast-to-coast foray in decades in response to the overwhelming reaction of February's surprise announcement of their reunion. (more...)

The Granada Theatre Concert Series Presents Rodriguez
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Granada Theatre Concert Series is pleased to present Rodriguez with an opening performance by Arum Rae, on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8:00pm. The legendary musician, singer, and songwriter reached global fame as a result of the Academy Award winning documentary, Searching For Sugar Man. Audience members can look forward to an incredible evening of live music featuring the soulful voice of Arum Rae and Rodriguez's internationally recognized sound. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Encore Musical Theatre Company Goes INTO THE WILD: A New Musical, Starring Conor Ryan
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Encore Musical Theatre Company opens the developmental premiere of INTO THE WILD on April 14th. (more...)

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