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BWW Preview: CINDERELLA'S MAKEOVER - Classical Music Seeks a Wider Audience in New Show
by Backstage Bunny - May 31, 2016

Music from a range of popular classics has been adapted for a show (Cinderella's Makeover) that aims to introduce classical music to people who might not generally come into contact with such music.The show opens at PASA on June 10 (more...)

Fort Caspar Announces Its 2016 Free Summer Lecture Series
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2016

Fort Caspar Museum is pleased to announce its annual FREE summer lecture series for 2016.  The lectures will be held on seven consecutive Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm, from June 8th to July 20th.  Each presentation will focus on a different "Impression on Wyoming," from past to present and from east to west.  These free programs are funded in part by the Fort Caspar Museum Association and the Wyoming Humanities Council. (more...)

Pizza Hut' gives customers free Personal Pan Pizza' when they show Pizza PepsiMoji bottles in participating stores
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2016

Pizza Hut, the pizza restaurant that serves and delivers more pizzas than any other pizza company in the world, is partnering with Pepsi to bring the pizza emoji to life this summer as part of the "Say It with Pepsi" campaign. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Centre Launches 2016 Guitar Festival This August
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

This year's Adelaide Guitar Festival epitomises inclusion and access for all lovers of music - taking the beautiful, divergent and diverse sounds of the guitar to the people of South Australia. (more...)

Video for Paul McCartney and Wings vs Timo Maas and James Teej on Virgin Records
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The video for one of the biggest releases of the year unites the past and the present in an unlikely pairing of one of rock's most iconic figures with two contemporary dance music heroes. (more...)

BWW Interview: Wendy Worthington is Madame Morrible in WICKED
by Heidi Scheuermann - May 26, 2016

The wildly popular show about the witches from Oz is returning to New Orleans for the third time in recent years to share the magic!  WICKED, a musical adaptation of the book by Gregory Maguire, tells the story of two young girls who meet at Shiz University, and go on an adventure that will lead them to become Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.  If you grew up with THE WIZARD OF OZ, you're going to love WICKED.  Think of it as a behind the scenes look at everything that took place before Dorothy and her little dog too were dropped into the Emerald City. (more...)

Nanotech to Raise Approximately $2.5 Million of Convertible Debentures
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

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Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra to Participate in NY PHIL BIENNIAL, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Michigan's Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra - the only high school orchestra invited to participate in the NY PHIL BIENNIAL - makes its debut at the immersive new-music festival on June 5, with a program titled 'Young Americans.' This unique performance features music by composers only a generation older than the gifted young orchestral musicians themselves, with a program consisting entirely of world and New York premieres. The orchestra will be led by a perfect exemplar of the genre-defying trend in today's music: Los Angeles-based conductor Christopher Rountree, the founder, conductor and creative director of the path-breaking Los Angeles chamber orchestra 'wild Up,' which mixes elements of traditional classical music with new music, performance art, and pop. (more...)

BWW Review: Mandy Patinkin Performs Passionately for National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at Jazz at Lincoln Center
by Alix Cohen - May 25, 2016

In its robust 101st season, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene is the longest consecutively producing Yiddish theater company in the world. Its mission: To celebrate the Jewish experience through the performing arts and to transmit rich cultural legacy in exciting new ways. The theatre's Gala 2016 this past Monday evening at The Rose Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center honored Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek--long a leading figure in Yiddish performing arts--and his wife Debra Mlotek (a pediatric occupational therapist), who has been pivotal in creating educational children's programs. (more...)

NBCSN Airs Western Conference Final Game 6 Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks can advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history tonight at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a Game 6 victory in the Western Conference Final against David Backes and the St. Louis Blues. (more...)

How Does Tony Nominee Jeff Daniels Do Broadway? By 'Sprinting Face First into the Wall 8 Times a Week'
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 24, 2016

It's undeniable that Jeff Daniels' career has been a varied one. From his Emmy-winning role on Aaron Sorkin's THE NEWSROOM to one half of the comedy duo behind DUMB AND DUMBER, the stage and screen star has proven his versatility time and time again. Now he's back on Broadway in a role that has proven to be his most grueling yet. (more...)

Know Theatre Sets 19th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Know Theatre is ready to rekindle your sense of wonder in Season 19. Join us and explore the stories we tell ourselves and each other: stories that amuse, that enlighten, and that help us to make sense of the world around us. (more...)

BEST PICTURE Set for Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Eleven years after winning Best of Fest in Toronto Fringe with "BoyGroove" (also 2006 Audience Choice Dora Award), RibbitRePublic is back!  Three Fringe veterans join forces to play a cast of thousands in this epic, critically acclaimed tour de force.  Plank Magazine says, 'These three are truly Fringe masters.' (more...)

Puppet Takeover at 32nd HELEN HAYES AWARDS
by Roger Catlin - May 24, 2016

Constellation Theatre's adult puppet musical Avenue Q swept the 32nd annual Helen Hayes Awards honoring professional theater in Washington, D.C., on Monday with seven awards including outstanding musical. (more...)

Gimme S'more: Pizza Hut' Introduces New Hershey's Toasted S'mores Cookie
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Pizza Hut, the pizza restaurant company that serves and delivers more pizzas and desserts than any other pizza company in the world, is making it easier than ever to savor the traditional campfire s'mores flavor, thanks to the new Hershey's Toasted S'mores Cookie, delivered directly to your door. (more...)

Vicki Todd Pens UNSTUCK
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

If you've ever felt 'stuck,' author Vicki Todd says it's likely due to an unclear understanding of one's life purpose. Through self-reflection readers will be able to find and fulfill this purpose in order to get more out of life. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the winners of the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees and winners! (more...)

Slim Chickens Opens Seventh Restaurant in Sooner State
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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NBCSN Airs Western Conference Final Game 5 Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

NBCSN presents a crucial Game 5 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Western Conference Final tonight at 8 p.m. ET, as Vladimir Tarasenko and St. Louis Blues host Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks with their best-of-7 series tied at two games apiece. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatrical Wonders of Wonder Appear in MKE Ballet's Astonishing ALICE
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 20, 2016

If ever a story captured the wonder of childhood dreams and fantasies, then Lewis Carroll's novel 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' travels to this hidden places in the heart and mind. Milwaukee Ballet's absolutely astonishing production of Alice (in wonderland) transports Carroll's magical stories to the stage in captivating theatrical style. Septime Webre's choreography, Liz Vandal's concept and costume design, James Kronzer's scenic design and Clifton Taylor's lighting design recreate Carroll's surreal world with those wonders of wonders completely intact. A ballet conceived for The Washington Ballet in 2012, Artistic Director Michael Pink imported the lush, full length ballet for his brilliant company, the Ballet Program II and students of the Milwaukee Ballet School and Academy. (more...)

BWW Seeks Editors in Boston
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com is currently seeking talented theater enthusiasts to help feature coverage in Seattle. (more...)

The Human Race Theatre Company to Stage MASTER CLASS, 6/9-26
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

? The Human Race rounds out its 2015-2016 season with the 1996 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Master Class. One of the opera world's greatest legends takes center stage as Maria Callas gives three aspiring singers a rough introduction to the reality of performing. During a voice master class at the Julliard School, this controversial personality-now in the twilight of her career-remains fearless as she looks back upon her life-the triumphs and heartbreaks, the egos and ambitions, the glories and the scandals. This biographic drama presents a revealing look at a commanding diva and the sacrifice for art. (more...)

Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson to Return as Host of Nickelodeon's KIDS' SPORTS CHOICE, 7/17
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

Nickelodeon today announced that Seattle Seahawks' two-time Super Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson clinched his second straight title as host of Kids' Choice Sports 2016, the only show that celebrates kids and families' love of sports and top professional athletes. (more...)

Jonatha Brooke's MY MOTHER HAS 4 NOSES to Play Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 7/1-2
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The critically acclaimed My Mother Has 4 Noses, a musical play written and performed by renowned singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke and directed by Jeremy B. Cohen, will return to the Tri-State area this July 4th weekend, playing three performances at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, located at 300 Main Street in Old Saybrook, CT. My Mother Has 4 Noses will be performed on Friday, July 1st at 7:30 pm, Saturday, July 2nd at 2:00 pm, and Saturday, July 2 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are priced at $35 are on sale now online at http://katharinehepburntheater.org/events-tickets/. (more...)

Off-Broadway's Eric Gelb Writes GROWING UP IN THE WINGS Memoir
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Eighteen-year-old Berkley High student Eric Gelb is set to head off to New York University next year, but before he does, he'll share his story of life in theatre in his memoir GROWING UP IN THE Wings. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas Jones Sing National Anthem For New York Liberty
by Michael Dale - May 17, 2016

HAMILTON's Schuyler Sisters bring their three part harmonies to Madison Square Garden for the Liberty's home opener. (more...)

BWW Review: The Many Charms of I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
by Ellen Dostal - May 17, 2016

Lovers of the era of Busby Berkeley movie musicals are getting a double whammy of Golden Age goodness this month with a pair of musicals playing only two blocks from each other in Hollywood. I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU is already running at the mid-sized Ricardo Montalban Theatre on Vine and, very shortly, 42ND STREET will open at the much larger Hollywood Pantages. Both are inescapably linked by their subject matter.   (more...)

Breaking News: David Hyde Pierce Will Join Bette Midler in HELLO, DOLLY! Broadway Revival at Shubert Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

According to promotional art just released, Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce will join the legendary Bette Midler in the upcoming Broadway revival of HELLO, DOLLY! which will take the Shubert Theatre next spring. Performances begin March 13, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. (more...)

Adam Pascal to Teach Exclusive Masterclass in Montreal This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

?Broadway veteran and Tony Award nominee, Adam Pascal (RENT, Aida, Memphis, Disaster) will hold an exclusive masterclass in Montreal for local performers on August 10, 2016. During the workshop, participants will work on musical theatre and pop selections. Enrollment in the master class is extremely limited and open to participants who will each have one-on-one time with Pascal, as well as auditors who can observe and learn from the audience. The masterclass will conclude with a Q & A with Adam along with a short performance. (more...)

2015-16 Touchstone Apprentices to Present Fresh Voices Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

The Fresh Voices showcase returns to Touchstone Theatre on July 8 and 9, 2016. This annual event is a celebration of new theatre, featuring original works-in-progress by the 2015-16 Touchstone Apprentices, Raven Dailey and Julia Elberfeld. The evening is composed of three original works-in-progress and this year, centers around the female experience. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID Ebbs and Swells at the Rose Theater
by Christine Swerczek - Jun 6, 2016

Directed by Matthew Gutshick, this cast of THE LITTLE MERMAID turns the old world ambience of the Rose Theater into a watery world of imagination. (more...)

11-Week-Old Eagle 'Freedom' Fledges National Arboretum Nest Live on D.C. Eagle Cam!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

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BWW Review: BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Theatre By The Sea
by Larry O'Brien - Jun 6, 2016

Theatre By the Sea (TBTS) in Wakefield, RI (I would have thought Matunuck) opens its season with a rousing version of BUDDY-THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, a jukebox musical in two acts with a book written by Alan Janes, and music and lyrics by a variety of songwriters, mostly of course, Buddy Holly. Based on the life and career of the early rock and roller, the musical hews more closely to Holly's actual life story than the 1978 film version, which starred Gary Busey, and follows Holly from his struggles to escape country music and establish himself as a rocker, to his untimely death in a plane crash in 1959. (more...)

VIDEO: Kelsey Grammer Reveals Inspiration Behind THE SIMPSONS' 'Sideshow Bob'
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Kelsey Grammer stopped by THE GRAHAM NORTON show this week and revealed his inspiration for his 'Simpson's character Sideshow Bob. (more...)

Lt Col Ed Henningson Pens NINE LIVES IN THE AIR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

'Nine Lives in the Air: The Adventures and Misadventures of an Air Force Pilot' (published by Trafford Publishing) started out as nothing more than an effort on the part of the author to create a family historical record. But as the project was taking shape, he became increasingly sensitive with regard to the reality that...only by virtue of the grace of God was... his life spared in at least eight, very specific, narrow escapes from the Grim Reaper, and that he was obligated to bear thankful testimony concerning that fact. (more...)

Reboot Theatre Company to Stage Seattle Premiere of FLY BY NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Following last year's award-winning inaugural production (Seattle's first all-female 1776), Reboot Theatre Company rides again with the Seattle premiere of the indie rock fable FLY BY NIGHT, hot off its acclaimed Off-Broadway run at Playwrights Horizons. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Builds 'Angel Wings' To Guard Pulse Funerals From Westboro Baptist Church
by Michael Dale - Jun 16, 2016

The strategy to block mourners from having to see hate speech signs was used at the trials for the killers of Matthew Shepard. (more...)

Theatre at the Center Sets 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Theatre at the Center is announcing its first season under the leadership of new Artistic Director Linda Fortunato.   Theatre at the Center's 2017 season is comprised of a variety of works ranging from Broadway musicals to a Chicagoland premiere play and a holiday classic.  The season opens with My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, followed by Kander and Ebb's Tony Award winning Cabaret.  Next will be the Chicagoland premiere of The Tin Woman by Sean Grennan, then Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and closing the season is A Wonderful Life: The Musical.  Jeff award-winner Fortunato will direct three of the five productions.   William Underwood will serve as music director for the season. (more...)

MOVIN' ON UP to Premiere at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

?MOVIN' ON UP, the absurdist comedy written by Los Angeles playwright Jeremy Kehoe, will make its World Premiere at The 20th Annual New York Fringe Festival in August. Kehoe's previous work includes the critically acclaimed productions of Killing Russell Crow at Group Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles and AMMO at the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival. In New York, Jeremy's work has been produced by Emerging Artists Theatre, Roots & Wings Theatrical, and UP Theatre Company. The production is directed by Christian Amato, who has served as a producer on such notable productions as  Rocky and The Color Purple. As director, Christian staged the World Premiere productions of Bitch and Barbicide at the Historic Players Theatre.  (more...)

Ardea Arts to Host Showcase Performances of BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA at Paerdegat Park, 6/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Ardea Arts announces BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. Showcase performances will take place at Paerdegat Park in East Flatbush, Brooklyn Saturday-Monday June 25-27, 2016 at 6pm. BOUNCE is a free, non-ticketed event, open to the public. For more information, visit www.ardeaarts.com/bounce/. (more...)

A Pizza Picnic: Pizza Hut' Introduces First-Ever Triple Treat Box: Summer Edition Just In Time For, Well, Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Pizza Hut, the pizza restaurant that serves and delivers more pizzas and desserts than any other pizza company in the world, has taken everything there is to love about a summer picnic basket and made it even better. How? By putting pizzas, breadsticks and a cookie inside! (more...)

Broadway Director Scott Ellis to Helm NBC's A FEW GOOD MEN LIVE
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

At today's Variety's annual TV Summit held at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, playwright Aaron Sorkin revealed the news that Scott Ellis will direct NBC's upcoming live adaptation of A FEW GOOD MEN. (more...)

2016 STANLEY CUP FINAL Scores Record Ratings on NBC
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

 The six-game 2016 Stanley Cup Final featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks averaged nearly 4 million viewers (3.948 million), making it the most-watched non-Original Six series in 15 years, according to Fast National Ratings by The Nielsen Company. (more...)

In The Wings Promotions adds second masterclass with Broadway veteran ADAM PASCAL in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

After selling out in less than 48 hours, In the Wings Promotions is pleased to add a second Montreal masterclass with Adam Pascal on August 11, 2016. Broadway veteran and Tony Award nominee, Adam Pascal (RENT, Aida, Memphis, Disaster) will hold two exclusive masterclasses in Montreal for local performers. During the workshops, participants will work on musical theatre and pop selections. Enrollment in the master class is extremely limited and open to participants who will each have one-on-one time with Pascal, as well as auditors who can observe and learn from the audience. The masterclass will conclude with a Q & A with Adam along with a short performance. (more...)

Scoop: MODERN FAMILY on ABC - Wednesday, June 29, 2016
by - Jun 13, 2016

Get all the scoop on MODERN FAMILY, airing on ABC on Wednesday, June 29, 2016! (more...)

Road Theatre Company to Present THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce that they will be starring in the first show of its 2016-2017 season, EDWARD ALBEE'S THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY, written by Tony award-winning playwright Edward Albee and directed by Andre Barron, reuniting the three for the first time since the critically acclaimed The Other Place.  EDWARD ALBEE'S THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY will begin previews on Tuesday, September 13 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 16 at 8pm and run through Saturday, November 5 at the Road Theatre Company's second home, The Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Review: GOING TO A PLACE WHERE YOU ALREADY ARE a Touch of Heaven at Theater Alliance
by Andrew White - Jun 13, 2016

At stake for both couples in Going to a Place is the fundamental question: are we good people? And even if we tell ourselves over and over again that we're jerks, that we have no soul and not one scintilla of empathy for anyone but ourselves, could it be that we're still decent people after all? Sometimes the shock lies not so much in our cynicism but in the realization that the pose is a lie, and that goodness and soul were always there, in our hearts, from the git-go. (more...)

Blankets and Bedtime Begins 6/15 at Planet Connections
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

Playwright Erik Champney looks at the extremes people will go to in the name of self-preservation with Blankets and Bedtime: 3 Restless Plays, three one-act works where the truth can be the most unwelcome element of all.  Presented by Pixie Theory Productions, and directed by Janet Bentley, the show will be performed beginning June 15 at the Downstairs Theater at The Paradise Factory, located at 64 East 4th Street, as part of Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The press is invited to all performances. (more...)

NBC Airs Game 6 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final This Sunday
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

After winning Game 5 by a score of 4-2, the San Jose Sharks will try to fight off elimination yet again as they host the Pittsburgh Penguins at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, in Game 6 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final. Pittsburgh leads the series 3-2 and can win their first Stanley Cup since 2009 with a win in San Jose. (more...)

ShawChicago to Present MARK TWAIN IN PERSON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

ShawChicago presents Jeff Award nominee Richard Henzel performing in his signature piece, Mark Twain In Person. This production will be at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610 on June 20 at 7 PM. Dessert and wine reception will follow the performance. (more...)

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