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BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Speical with Director Anne Kauffman of SMOKEFALL
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 9, 2016

Kauffman's deft hand with the quirky work of contemporary playwrights has earned her awards in NY and regionally. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THEY DON'T PAY? WE WON'T PAY! at Ambassador Theater
by Hannah Landsberger - Mar 8, 2016

There is little worse than a play that doesn't understand its purpose. They Don't Pay? We Won't Pay!, written by Dario Fo and produced by Ambassador Theater at the Mead Theatre Lab, cannot decide what it wants to be. Instead, the production vacillates between heavy-handed social commentary and overacted comedy. Despite a few strong performances, the production is weighed down by its cumbersome message and leaves the audience confused instead of inspired. (more...)

BWW Review: With Class and Clarity, Christine Andreas Brings the Music and Madness of CAFE SOCIETY to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Alix Cohen - Mar 5, 2016

In her new show, Café Society at Feinstein's/54 Below, Christine Andreas doesn't so much sing “Puttin' On the Ritz” (Irving Berlin) as personify it, channeling the attitude and era in which it was conceived. With just a tad of hip action, tipping shoulders, and an elongated ssss, the artist shares a really good time. “So, where are we going after the show . . . to Harlem's Savoy or The Copa? (The Copacabana) . . . ” This evening is about the late 1920s to the early '60s “an ongoing party of glamour and excess . . . when everybody was listening to the same music.” (more...)

BWW Review: BUG, Found111, March 29 2016
by Gary Naylor - Mar 30, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a play that makes for uncomfortable viewing but raises questions about the way we lived in 1996 and the way we live now. (more...)

BWW Cabaret Conversation: CAROL LIPNIK, BWW's 2015 Best Alt-Cabaret Show Award Winner, Reveals the Secrets to Her Creative Process--First of a Three-Part Series
by Remy Block - Mar 3, 2016

In the first of this three-part series, Carol Lipnik, the BWW 2015 New York Cabaret Winner for Best Alt-Cabaret Show, reveals to cabaret reviewer Remy Block the secrets to her creative process and what inspires her songwriting. (more...)

Joan Vázquez lleva SOMETHING'S COMING al Nuevo Teatro Alcalá
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 29, 2016

El proximo lunes 25 de abril Joan Vazquez llevara su concierto tributo a Stephen Sondheim SOMETHING'S COMING a la sala 2 del Nuevo Teatro Alcala. (more...)

Check Out Quotables from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON !/21 - 125
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Below, check out quoatables from NBC's 'THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON' - March 21 – March 25 (more...)

BWW Review: Circuit Entrances With PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL
by Joseph Baker - Mar 28, 2016

I remember when, in the 1930's Shirley Temple vehicle POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL, poor Jack Haley and Alice Faye had to implore, 'You've Gotta Each Your Spinach, Baby'; and in Circuit's charming (and short) production of PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL, with Book and Lyrics by Elizabeth and Victoria Kern and Music by John Gregor, poor 'Mr. and Mrs. Pinkerton' (gleefully played by Marc Gill and Brooke Papritz) have a similar problem with their daughter 'Pinkalicious' (the engaging Carly Crawford, A.K.A. 'Peter Pan' during the Christmas holidays). It seems that the color-preoccupied pint-sizer has a condition known as 'Pinkititis,' wrought by an immoderate obsession with . . . dare I say it? . . . pink cupcakes -- MUDDY'S BAKERY, GIGI'S CUPCAKES, lock your doors! (more...)

BWW Review: FRANCES RUFFELLE Brings A Little Bit of Paris to Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 27, 2016

There's something to be said about Ms. Ruffelle embracing her own originality and zest for life, and selecting songs that emphasize she's very much her own person and does things her own way. Her cabaret was unlike any other you'd experience from most of the women who have graced the Broadway or West End stages. Uniqueness can be a Good Thing. (more...)

New Novelist Pens First Book, THE BIRDS OF OPULENCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2016

Lexington, KY—Crystal Wilkinson fittingly begins her first novel with these lines since she has been a gatherer of stories and a teller of tales her entire life. Her gift was first recognized as a child in Appalachia, where it was cultivated by her grandmother. That inspiration, coupled with Wilkinson's reverence for home and heritage, took root to yield provocative works of award-winning poetry and short stories. But she gathers stories in more ways than with just her pen. She also challenges her writing students to discover and embody their own inspiration as influential writers. In addition, as the owner of Wild Fig Books & Coffee in Lexington, Kentucky, Wilkinson has found yet another way to encourage creativity within the community and share her love for the written word. (more...)

VIDEO: Nick Jonas Shares Music Video for New Single 'Close' ft. Tove Lo
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

This morning, R&B star Nick Jonas released his latest single and music video, 'Close,' a collaboration with with artist Tove Lo. (more...)

Nick Jonas Unveils Upcoming New Album, 'Last Year Was Complicated'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Digital Spy reports that Nick Jonas has revealed information about his upcoming new album, 'Last Year Was Complicated' (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with FAMILIAR Director Rebecca Taichman
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 23, 2016

Known for both her contemporary and Shakespearean work, Taichman will go straight from one off-Bway show to another this year. (more...)

Women in Theatre: CATHY STREET Bids Farewell to Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 21, 2016

As she gathered other artists around her to collaborate, Cathy Street's impact on Nashville theater became something that will be long remembered as she pursues theatrical adventures in the coming years. Today, we take a look at Cathy's years in Nashville, by letting her theater family express themselves about the impact she has had on their lives and what she means to them... (more...)

BWW Review: THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS at TUTS Underground
by Brett Cullum - Mar 21, 2016

TUTS Underground has a crowd pleaser on its hands, and this one should have a deservedly successful run with plenty of fans at the end of it. THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS tells a great story, has a solid cast, and is a ton of fun. (more...)

BWW Review: CATS Are Prowling In Adelaide Again
by Barry Lenny - Mar 21, 2016

A standing ovation by the entire audience with applause going on and on, showed that the performance was a success. (more...)

Liberace's Legacy Is Alive and Well and Revving Up the Hollywood Cars Museum at Hot Rod City, Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

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Bay Area Children's Theatre's ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! to Open Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

A party invitation?! Piggie is thrilled!  But when she remembers she has never been to a party, she asks her best friend Gerald, the elephant, to accompany her. Good Thing Gerald knows how to party!  (more...)

Real Housewives' Kandi Burruss Gets Real About Tackling New Baby on Today's DR. OZ
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Real Housewives' Kandi Burruss sits down with Dr. Oz today, Tuesday March 15th to talk about her new baby, her marriage and her body. (more...)

Elizabeth Synnott to Bring WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE? to Nunnbetter Theatre, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

On Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8PM Dumont's Elizabeth Synnott will help usher in the Spring with Why Do Fools Fall In Love?, a night of songs about love, like, and annoyance. Synnott will be accompanied by the incomparable Barbara Ciannella on piano. The evening will take place at Bergenfield's Nunnbetter Theatre (161 Woodbine St., Bergenfield, NJ 07621). Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting brownpapertickets.com or reserve tickets by emailing whydofoolsfall@yahoo.com. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TAFFETAS Bring the Fifties to YLT
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 11, 2016

The sister act girl group from Muncie Indiana makes its first TV appearance,,, on the York Little Theatre stage. Prepare to hear the greatest hits of the Fifties from some of the great singers of the YLT stage. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jenny Sullivan of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE at Rubicon Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Mar 1, 2016

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance was originally a short story penned in 1953 by Dorothy M. Johnson (1905 - 1984), who wrote numerous articles and stories with Western themes. In 1962, Valance was adapted for motion pictures in a blockbuster film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne, James Stewart, and Lee Marvin, in the title role of the sadistic gunslinger who is taken on by Stewart, who portrayed a tenderfoot attorney new to the dusty town of Shinbone. Jethro Compton's new stage play is based on the short story instead of the movie, getting its start in England in 2014. The Rubicon Theatre Company's new production marks the play's American debut, starring Gregory Harrison in the role of Bert Barricune, the equivalent of John Wayne's Tom Doniphon in the film. Reviews of the play have called it 'gripping drama' and 'consistently absorbing.' We spoke with Jenny Sullivan, who is directing Rubicon's production and she talked about the process of presenting a subject that has become much more famous through the film adaptation than for the original story. (more...)

GRAEME OF THRONES to Launch UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

After a sold-out, critically acclaimed West End season, sold-out shows in Australia and prior to dates across America, Graeme of Thrones is setting out on a 35-date UK tour. (more...)

Joan Vázquez ofrecerá 9 funciones de SOMETHING'S COMING - UN TRIBUT A SONDHEIM en el Teatro Gaudí
by Felipe Velasco - Jan 29, 2016

Joan Vazquez hace en su concierto 'Something's Coming - Un Tribut a Sondheim' en el Teatre Gaudi Barcelona un repaso de las canciones mas emblematicas de la carrera de Stephen Sondheim, autor de las letras de West Side Story o Gypsy y de la musica y letras de Company, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Follies, Sunday in the Park with George, Merrily We Roll Along, Passion o Into the Woods. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 1/29; Pre-Broadway EMPIRE in L.A., VIOLET in Denver and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 29, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Denver, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include OF MICE AND MEN at Milwaukee Rep, the pre-Broadway engagement of EMPIRE in Los Angeles, and VIOLET in Denver,  just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Column: TV Actors Take Advantage of Second Chance at Stardom
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 26, 2016

Every actor wants his or her big break. There are many stars who achieve success with their first role, but for many in the business, it takes years of supporting roles to find the part that makes their career. Sometimes a role on a popular show can seem like “the one,” but the name-making role is just around the corner, as is the case of the actors below. (more...)

BWW Review: Stellar Ensemble Soars in Wilbury Group's Fantastic STUPID F#%*ING BIRD
by Robert Barossi - Jan 26, 2016

There's a moment in the play Stupid F#%*ing Bird, currently playing at The Wilbury Group, where a character talks about how contemporary theaters adapt and reimagine Shakespeare. Certainly, it's always a tricky proposition, reconfiguring a classic work and attempting to bring it into the current era while maintaining all the aspects, themes and characteristics that made it great. Or, at least, finding a way to reshape it so it will hold up in front of today's audiences, keeping them engaged and entertained within of our modern-day context. As written by Aaron Posner, adapted from the classic Anton Chekhov play The Seagull, Bird is a play that more than holds its own as a thought provoking, entertaining and hilarious modern take on a theatrical classic. (more...)

Jeanne Glidewell Releases RIP TIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

ePublishing Works! announces Rip Tide by Jeanne Glidewell, available in paperback (978-1-61417-821-7, 288 pages, $14.99 USD) and eBook format (978-1-61417-820-0, $3.99 USD). (more...)

Walnut 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...)

BWW Recap: Liza Returns to Jersey for Truffle Butter, & More, on YOUNGER
by Matt Smith - Feb 3, 2016

Welcome back, YOUNGER-ians! (What do you think? Yay or nay on the fan name?) Glad you decided to join us for this week's recap of Liza's shenanigans.  Last week, we were introduced to Queen Bee Jade Winslow, who's supposedly writing the first book for Kelsey's new imprint. This week, we get a glimpse into how those developments have furthered, how Jade's coming along with her masterpiece tell-all, and how Kelsey's trying to hold it all together dealing with her author's horrible personality. But… that's all in due time. We don't actually open with that.  (more...)

RE/MAX Realtors Barry and Liz Friedlander Review Renovation Blunders
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

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BWW REVIEW: What's Scarier than George Orwell's 1984? Politics in 2016.
by Jan Nargi - Feb 26, 2016

The horrific future depicted in George Orwell's cautionary tale '1984' feels that much more frightening in 2016 because so much of the oligarchical world predicted by the visionary author in his dystopian 1949 novel has come to fruition. The power gap between the haves and the have-nots is alarming. Politicians use doublethink to twist hypocrisies into mind-numbing (and brainwashing) campaign slogans. Three-second sound bites and 140-character tweets are the newspeak that distills thought into easily regurgitated propaganda. (more...)

BWW Interview: KINKY BOOTS Tour's Tiffany Engen is Goofy On Stage and Off
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 23, 2016

The word 'kinky' doesn't usually come to mind when thinking about family-friendly entertainment. However, with the Tony-winning musical KINKY BOOTS, playing at Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts through Sunday, February 28th, that's exactly what you've got. Based on a 2005 British comedy of the same name, KINKY BOOTS tells the story of a shoe factory teetering on the brink of bankruptcy that is brought back to life when they begin making a certain style of fabulous boots. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sacha Pfeiffer on Real-Life Power of SPOTLIGHT
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 22, 2016

At first blush, the idea to dramatize the investigation into the Catholic Church's widespread sexual abuse scandal in Boston seems like a daunting, unpleasant proposition; and while the subject matter is both frustrating and sickening, the final product, the Academy Award-nominated SPOTLIGHT, has become a reminder for many of the importance of a very specific type of journalism. (more...)

DIARY OF A MINECRAFT ZOMBIE Nominated for a 2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Book
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie by Herobrine Publishing is proud to accept a nomination for the 2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards for 'Favorite Book'. Nickelodeon's 29th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, hosted by Blake Shelton, will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2016 and will air live at 8PM (EDT) on Nickelodeon. (more...)

World Renowned Digital Influencers Reimagine Summer Camp with the Launch of Camp17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

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BWW Review: SONGS FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, The Vaults, February 18 2016
by Gary Naylor - Feb 19, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a gig, a story and a vision of a dystopian nightmare all in one from Dom Coyote and his band of fine musicians. (more...)

BWW Review: CRIERS FOR HIRE Deliver Much Laughter & Tears
by Gil Kaan - Feb 18, 2016

The East West Players' latest, the world premiere of Giovanni Ortega's CRIERS FOR HIRE, most entertainingly introduces a wonderful injection of Filipino culture in early 1990's Los Angeles via a fusion of laugh-inducing situations and tear-duct-emptying relationships. Jon Lawrence Rivera quite ably directs his talented ensemble in Ortega's depiction of a group of professional funeral criers. (more...)

BWW Review: YOCTOTheatre's COCKTALES Takes a Funny, Sensitive Look at Male Identity
by Krista Garver - Feb 15, 2016

Sometimes a total sausage fest can be a really Good Thing! Like in YOCTOTheatre's COCKTALES, an evening of storytelling and theatre all about -- you guessed it -- the penis. Honestly, I was a little unsure when I saw the description of this one: 'Dink - Dork - Shlong - Dingdong - Swinging Fury - Jumbo or just good old fashioned peewee, it's finally time to hear from the real Commander in Chief!' But it didn't take long for me to get over my hesitation, and in the end, I thought it was both a great night at the theatre and an important show. (more...)

BWW Recap: Butterflies are Free with 'Lady Ambrosia' on THE BLACKLIST
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 12, 2016

Liz Keen and Raymond Reddington search for special-needs children taken in, and possibly killed, by an earth mother hippie promising them eternal youth. Keen continues trying to adopt, while Tom Keen comes close to death thanks to Gina Zanatokos. It's a beautiful day in THE BLACKLIST's neighborhood. (more...)

BWW Recap: Here Comes the General, Rise UP on SCANDAL
by Jennifer McHugh - Feb 12, 2016

Is it me or does Season Five already seem better without Olivia and Fitz together? Tonight's episode was a breath of fresh air as SCANDAL returns to form for the second half of Season Five. (more...)

BWW Interview Part 2: Grimsley Discusses Opera, Sports and Singers as Athletes
by Erica Miner - Feb 12, 2016

What it takes to reach the 'Opera Hall of Fame' (more...)

DBMM's Positive Outlook for 2016 -- and the Reasons Why
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

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BWW Reviews: YEAR OF THE FAMILY Surprises and Scandalises at King's Cross Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Feb 11, 2016

Tooth and Sinew theatre company have once again shown their penchant for controversy and passion in their latest offering, an abstraction of renowned Scottish playwright Anthony Neilson's Year of the Family. When an audience member steps into the domestic environment of strangers, they always know they're in for an experience to push boundaries and transport into real introspection, which Ash Bell has pushed even further in her stage design. Ultimately, what audiences can expect is a humourously voyeuristic piece they can comfortably walk away from feeling better about their own trauma. (more...)

Off-Broadway's 50 SHADES! The Musical Parody Premieres in Manila, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

This hilariously naughty satire, based on E.L. James' novel "Fifty Shades of Grey," runs at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in Makati City from Monday, February 12, to Sunday, February 28 (weekends only). It previously played 453 performances on Off-Broadway's The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street). (more...)

BWW Review: BLACK COMEDY at Ojai Art Center Theater
by Cary Ginell - Feb 1, 2016

For the first ten minutes of Peter Shaffer's knockabout farce, Black Comedy, the stage is dark, as engaged Londoneers Brindsley Miller and Carol Melkett get ready to receive wealthy German art collector Georg Bamberger, who they hope will purchase Brindlsey's latest modern sculpture. But a blown fuse plunges their home into darkness, and that's when the lights on the stage finally go up. Confused? Well, the story of the anticipated sale of Brindsley's work is merely the MacGuffin in Black Comedy, something only the characters care about. What's important to the audience is the show's topsy-turvy lighting gimmick, one that gives Black Comedy its name: a riotous jumble of mistaken identities, complex blocking, and side-splitting slapstick. If everyone in the cast stays healthy, the show will run through February 14 at the Ojai Art Center Theater. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Nick Jonas Shares New Single 'Champagne Problems'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Below, Nick Jonas has shared a first listen to his second new single '"Champagne Problems" from his forthcoming album, 'Last Year Was Complicated.' (more...)

A Tip From Maui Jim: 'Not All Polarized Sunglasses Are The Same
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

LAHAINA,Hawaii, April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Anyone who has tried a pair of polarized sunglasses can attest to the benefits they offer. Polarization reduces glare, improves clarity and contrast and reduces eye fatigue. Driving in bright sunlight becomes easier. Views becomes clearer and more vibrant. (more...)

San Diego Gay Men's Chorus Partners with SDSU & UCSD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Being a university student is tough. And it's even more difficult for LGBT students just embarking on their journeys of self-discovery and personal identity.  (more...)

BWW TV: Joan Vázquez trae 'SOMETHING'S COMING' a Madrid
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Apr 11, 2016

Joan Vazquez interpreta 'Being Alive' dentro de su concierto tributo a Stephen Sondheim SOMETHING'S COMING. El proximo dia 25 de abril en la Sala 2 del Nuevo Teatro Alcala. (more...)

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