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BWW Review: ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2017: THE SECRET RIVER at Anstey Hill Quarry
by Barry Lenny - Mar 9, 2017

There is not a weak link anywhere in this production. (more...)

Rachel Bay Jones and Jennifer Laura Thompson to Participate in Shubert High School Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Rachel Bay Jones and Jennifer Laura Thompson, who play moms in the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen and are both moms to teenagers In Real Life, will serve as presenters in the Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival for New York City Public Schools. The third annual festival will take place Monday, March 13, 2017 at Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street), home to Dear Evan Hansen, at 7 p.m.  More than 100 talented students from five New York City high schools across the city will make their Broadway debuts performing from their selected winter musicals or plays. (more...)

BWW Review: HANDBAGGED, Jack Studio Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Mar 8, 2017

Handbagged imagines what was said by Mrs Thatcher and The Queen in their weekly meetings to hilarious effect in Moira Buffini's award-winning satire. (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Gets Swept Up with Original Newsie, Brendon Stimson
by Broadwaysted - Mar 7, 2017

Extra, Extra--this week, the Broadwaysted crew sits down with our favorite broom lover, Broadway's Brendon Stimson! We're pouring out varietals of whiskey and gIn as Brendon tells us about the beginning of his romance with the broom as 'Sweeps' in NEWSIES. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Innocenti & Eleanor J. Todd of PARADE at Keegan Theatre
by Jamie McGonnigal - Mar 6, 2017

When PARADE opened on Broadway in 1998, it was a historical musical drama based on a true story about anti-semitism and racism in the post Civil-War South. Nearly 20 years later, it has become a stark reminder of times we may not want to return to, but our front pages seem to be repeating. (more...)

BWW Review: Darkly Funny DRY POWDER at the Rep Lacks Much Else
by Jay Irwin - Mar 23, 2017

There's a well-known TV and Film writer who has a reputation for those quick witted, fast paced banter conversations (sometimes in the halls of the White House and sometimes while creating a social media platform. You know who I mean). And it's fun to listen to these people be more eloquent and quick than any of us could ever be In Real Life without a script. Now take those quick banter scenes, expand them to the length of an entire play, and pack them full to the brim with enough numbers and financial lingo that anyone outside Goldman Sachs would feel lost and what you have is Sarah Burgess' play "Dry Powder" currently playing at the Seattle Rep. (more...)

Rinsed and The Umbrella present Jordan Sarah's Upcoming Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Launching on Wednesday, March 29 with performances through Saturday, April 1, 2017, RINSED and its record label, The Umbrella come together to present the new album release, Dynamic Alpine Sexual with a celebratory and interpretive one-man audio/visual multimedia performance. The immersive performative experience will be a theatrical interpretation of a lifestyle genre created by Jordan Sarah. The run of shows are almost entirely sold out, besides the Friday 7pm and 11pm, and the Saturday 5pm, 7pm, 9pm and 11pm. Experience the new album Dynamic Alpine Sexual In Real Life at The Umbrella Factory, in a way you have never experienced an album before. Combining the atmosphere and energy of an art rave at RINSED with the immersive theater experience of Sleep No More, DAS promises an unforgettable night of 360 degree visual and musical storytelling. (more...)

BWW Interview: Shenandoah's Jake Emmerling Says 'Hello'
by Christopher Castanho - Mar 21, 2017

It's always a comfort knowing that alumni from your Musical Theatre program are working and doing great things in the entertainment industry. Jake Emmerling is doing just that, currently spreading the good word across the country in The Book of Mormon national tour as a member of the ensemble. After returning to his alma mater for an afternoon to teach a choreography masterclass, I was lucky enough to sit down with the performer and hear about his experience being on tour with such a big Broadway hit. (more...)

Saatchi Gallery Presents Ben Turnbell: NO GUTS NO GLORY, April 11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On 11 April the Saatchi Gallery will open No Guts No Glory, an exhibition of new works by the artist Ben Turnbull, in the Prints & Originals Gallery. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

A 'Noises Off' for Off-Off Broadway audiences, PERFECTING THE KISS tells the story of one stage manager's struggles to navigate the artistic and romantic tribulations of working on a very bad... bad play. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - Mar 17, 2017

Flawless production makes Drowsy Chaperone a must-see hit (more...)

Family and Furniture! Meet the Full Cast of THE PRICE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 16, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company welcomes Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney, opening officially tonight, March 16, 2017. This is a limited engagement through May 7, 2017 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). Scroll down to meet the company and watch interviews with the quartet in rehearsal! (more...)

THE TWINK ON THE FIRE ESCAPE An LGBT Pop Up Performance Comes to Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Five years ago, a twink wound up on Zach Zimmerman's fire escape on a snowy Chicago night. The events that led up to that moment and what happened next changed his life forever. In this pop-up performance art piece, Zach will lead a walking tour retracing the events that led up to the twink on his fire escape. Participants will visit key landmarks in the saga, eating and drinking along the way as the story is told. (more...)

The East Coast Premiere of STARS IN CONCERT Will Play Bridgeport's Downtown Cabaret Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Bridgeport's Downtown Cabaret Theatre will host the East coast premiere of Stars in Concert, for three performances beginning Friday, April 7 at 7:30pm plus two additional performances on Saturday, April 8 at 5pm and 8:15pm. The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is located at 263 Golden Hill Street in downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut. (more...)

What Do Fairy, Argos,, Saga and Co-op have in Common? They Are All Social Misfit Brands
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017


Review Roundup: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Starring Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill
by Review Roundups - Mar 10, 2017

Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill star in a new production of multi Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? directed by James MacDonald. (more...)

by Johnna Leary - Mar 10, 2017

Directed by Steven Brewer and debuting on the Old Opera House stage, The Savannah Sipping Society is a hysterical and sentimental show about the relationship between four women, formed over an impromptu happy hour. (more...)

Long Beach Architecture Firm Uses Office to Test Design Products
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017


Scoop: ELEMENTARY on CBS - Sunday, February 19, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 30, 2017

Get all the scoop on ELEMENTARY, airing on CBS on Sunday, February 19, 2017! (more...)

Cyberbit to showcase hyper-realistic cybersecurity simulator at Cybertech 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017


2017 Sundance Film Festival Awards Celebrate Global Independent Creative
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

After 10 days, 119 feature films and three feet of snow, an evening of humor and humanity marked the 2017 Sundance Film Festival's Awards Ceremony, with host Jessica Williams emceeing and jurors presenting 27 prizes for feature filmmaking in Park City, Utah. Honorees, named in total below, range from sharp comedies to provocative and timely documentaries and represent new achievements in global independent storytelling. Human stories prevailed across categories, with Grand Jury Prizes awarded to Dina (U.S. Documentary), Last Men in Aleppo (World Documentary), I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (U.S. Dramatic) and The Nile Hilton Incident (World Dramatic). Chasing Coral, showcased in the Festival's environmental program The New Climate, won an Audience Award in the U.S. Documentary category. (more...)

BWW Review: Challenging A Society That Has Become Accustomed To A Fear Of Terrorism, OSAMA THE HERO Reminds Us Facts Are Important And Vigilante Justice Is Unjustified
by Jade Kops - Jan 28, 2017

Dennis Kelly's work with a confronting title, OSAMA THE HERO, is presented with a raw honesty under the direction of Richard Hilliar at Kings Cross Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: RTW'S LUNA GALE Exposes Heartbreaking Truths of Contemporary Life
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jan 27, 2017

For any two young adults, caring for an infant can be a daunting responsibility. For Karlie and Peter, a young couple trying to kick a meth addiction, an infant can be overwhelming and sometimes forgotten in light of their personal circumstances. Renaissance Theaterworks presents Rebecca Gilman's provocative play LUNA GALE, which relates how the tiny baby Luna Gale is removed from Karlie and Peter's home because of neglect, despite the fact they love each other and their child. On stage in the Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, LUNA GALE asks veteran social worker Caroline to give this couple who want to raise their child another chance while Caroline temporarily places Luna Gale in 'kin care,' a type of foster care that relies on a relative. (more...)

by Gary Naylor - Jan 26, 2017

Gary Naylor sees an award-winning show get a deserved transfer to the West End where it bubbles with laughs and some hard edged observations of how we live today. (more...)

Kik Joins Forces with Social Communication Platform Rounds to Strengthen Live Group Video Chat
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017


by Roger Martin - Jan 25, 2017

I don't know how many orgasm induced straddle sex heart attacks you might have seen, In Real Life or otherwise, but I guarantee this is the funniest. (more...)

BWW Interview: Shohreh Aghdashloo Brings Political Power to THE EXPANSE
by E.H. Reiter - Jan 24, 2017

Shohreh Aghdashloo currently can be found in Syfy's television "The Expanse" as a Machiavellian politician who comes from a long line of political family who never once had to win an election. Before the second season premieres on February 1st, here's what Shohreh was able to share about what to expect from this character in the new season. (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Rose's Gay Heritage Production - VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM, presented with SLEEPING BEAUTY OR COMA, is Non-Stop Insanity and a Great Deal of Fun.
by Audrey Liebross - Jan 23, 2017

Charles Busch's SLEEPING BEAUTY OR COMA and VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM are difficult plays to produce, but Desert Rose's director (Jim Strait) and its performers are up to the task. The double bill is the company's annual Gay Heritage presentation, which succeeds spectacularly. (more...)

Make a Great Escape With Chris Evans to Give More Kids a Chance to Escape Cancer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017


BWW Review: PHOTOGRAPH 51 at Metropolitan Ensemble Theater
by Alan Portner - Jan 23, 2017

Discovery depended on work of female scientist (more...)

Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Vivienne Acheampong, Mark Edel-Hunt, Chris New and Jack Tarlton will star in the first stage adaptation of a Paul Auster novel in the UK, City of Glass, a brand new production by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions in a co-production with HOME, Manchester (4-18 March) and Lyric Hammersmith (20 April - 13 May). (more...)

Casting Announced For The World Premiere Of Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Vivienne Acheampong, Mark Edel-Hunt, Chris New and Jack Tarlton will star in the first stage adaptation of a Paul Auster novel in the UK, City of Glass, a brand new production by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions in a co-production with HOME, Manchester (4-18 March) and Lyric Hammersmith (20 April - 13 May). (more...)

Greene Space Presents Valentine's Day Beer Jam , Mixing Beer And Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

On Valentine's Day, at WQXR's downtown Greene Space, everyone will raise a pint glass to classical music's great love affairs and epic breakups. (more...)

VIDEO: Paul Giamatti Compares Donald Trump to President John Adams
by - Feb 7, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, guest Paul Giamatti, star of 'Billions' may have played a wine snob in the movies but In Real Life he's disappointed by many sommeliers. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

BWW Preview: OTHER DESERT CITIES at Old Opera House
by Johnna Leary - Feb 6, 2017

If your family has been arguing over politics lately, they have nothing on Wyeth family in Other Desert Cities, opening Friday at the Old Opera House. (more...)

Cyberbit and Ni Cybersecurity Launch Hyper-realistic Cybersecurity Training and Simulation Center in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017


BWW Review: TREVOR Monkeys Around at Catastrophic Theatre
by Brett Cullum - Feb 28, 2017

TREVOR is what the Catastrophic Theatre does best - funny and provocative work that has much to say about the human condition. It's fascinating it takes a celebrity-obsessed chimpanzee to deliver the most human and touching of performances thanks to the combination of Kyle Sturdivant's acting prowess and a whipsmart script from Nick Jones. (more...)

Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten Join THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The New Group has announced full casting for Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten, and as previously announced, Norbert Leo Butz, Zosia Mamet and Maura Tierney, set to appear in this world premiere directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

BWW Review: NAPOLI, BROOKLYN at Long Wharf
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Feb 28, 2017

A taste of Italian life via Brooklyn. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ali Brice of GRAEME OF THRONES at Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - Feb 28, 2017

Created by a team of some of the UK's top comedy writers, Graeme of Thrones is a wacky and wicked parody on the international phenomenon that is Game of Thrones.                                         See it before the inevitable lawsuit! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

After taking Broadway and the West End by storm, the celebrated theatrical adaptation of Mark Haddon's award-winning novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is heading to The Court Theatre's stage. (more...)

ESI Group: Acquisition of Scilab Enterprises, Publisher of Scilab Open Source Analytical Computational Software
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017


BWW Interview: Donald Rupe on Directing A FEW GOOD MEN
by Kimberly Moy - Feb 21, 2017

The play, A FEW GOOD MEN, preceded the film, but bubbled up in popular culture with the line, "You can't handle the truth." BroadwayWorld Orlando chatted with Director Donald Rupe to get some perspective about bringing this play to life. (more...)

Young Adult Fiction Book THE CHOSEN is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Fate revolves around Kassandra Patti's young adult fiction book 'The Chosen' (published by Trafford Publishing), which the author wrote in the spur of the moment. 'I had an idea and it hit me and I just started to write.' (more...)

Mac Wellman's THE OFFENDING GESTURE Opens 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Award-winning Son of Semele Ensemble announces its next production, Mac Wellman's The Offending Gesture, to be presented at the Son of Semele Theater, 3301 Beverly Boulevard, from March 18 to April 9, 2017. (more...)

Global YouTube Sensation Dan TDM Set For North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Kids across America will have a night to call their own when Dan TDM, one of the world's biggest YouTube creators, embarks on his first North American tour this Spring, announced today. (more...)

BWW Review: DYING FOR A LIFE at Hasimta Theatre - A Cute Comedy About Life Before Death
by Yuval Gerstner - Feb 15, 2017

What would you do if you were sure you're about to die in 2 days? When Dov Schwartz, a theatre critic, asked himself that question while he visited the local cemetery a ghost appeared and advised him to buy a grave before he passes away. From this point on many weird events occurs in his life while he's waiting for his death. (more...)

YouTube Sensation Dan TDM Announces Fox Theatre Debut, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Kids across America will have a night to call their own when Dan TDM, one of the world's biggest YouTube creators, embarks on his first North American tour this Spring, announced today. Promoted by Live Nation, "Dan TDM On Tour" was created and produced by Endemol Shine UK, part of Endemol Shine Group. The tour features the YouTube star and his digital friends on a 21-city run including a stop at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Bill Bellamy, Chante Moore, LisaRaye McCoy, Carl Anthony Payne of MARRIED BUT SINGLE TOO at Music Hall Center
by Katie Laban - Feb 13, 2017

I had the chance to sit down with Bill Bellamy, Chante Moore, LisaRaye McCoy and most of the cast of Married But Single Too including writer, director, and producer, Je'Caryous Johnson, of the original stage play, Married But Single, for a round table discussion. What ensued was lengthy, but hilarious discussion about love, life, and, of course, Detroit. (more...)

59 Productions Present Brand New Virtual Reality (VR) Experience MY NAME IS PETER STILLMAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

???????My Name is Peter Stillman is a brand new Virtual Reality (VR) experience created by 59 Productions and funded by The Space, inspired by Paul Auster's celebrated first novel, The New York Trilogy. It will open at HOME, Manchester and the Lyric Hammersmith, London this spring, alongside the stage production of City of Glass. (more...)

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