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40th Anniversary BAY AREA PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL to be presented 7/13 – 23
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, one of the West Coast's premiere launchpads for exceptional emerging playwrights, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), featuring playwrights Hilary Bettis, Clarence Coo, Bennett Fisher, Lauren Gunderson, Nilan Johnson, and Mona Mansour. The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets on sale June 1st at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)

THE LION KING, SCHOOL OF ROCK, and More Announced For 20th Annual Kids Week
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Kids Week, the annual London theatre initiative run by the Society of London Theatre, returns for the whole of August 2017, with more than 35 shows offering free tickets for children. This year marks the 20th Kids Week, which began in 1998 and over the years has reached over 1.2 million children and families. (more...)

VTech Introduces New Monitors and Soothers to Award-Winning Baby Care Line
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, one of the West Coast's premiere launchpads for exceptional emerging playwrights, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), featuring playwrights Hilary Bettis, Clarence Coo, Bennett Fisher, Lauren Gunderson, Nilan Johnson, and Mona Mansour. The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets on sale June 1st at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)

Michael McDonald with Special Guest Marc Cohn coming to DPAC on October 24, 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Five-time Grammy Award winning vocalist and acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael McDonald's new release Wide Open, his first album of new music in nearly a decade, is coming September 15 via BMG. The record features special guests including Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Marcus Miller and Branford Marsalis. (more...)

Michael McDonald Returns with First New Music in Nearly a Decade
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Five-time Grammy Award winning vocalist and acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael McDonald's new release Wide Open, his first album of new music in nearly a decade, is coming September 15 via BMG. The record features special guests including Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Marcus Miller and Branford Marsalis. (more...)

National Sawdust Presents MUSIC OF LISA BIELAWA Performed By American Contemporary Music Ensemble, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

On Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7pm, National Sawdust (80 N 6th St.) will present a concert of the music of composer-vocalist Lisa Bielawa, performed by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) with Bielawa as vocal soloist. (more...)

Old School Square to Present 13 Audience-Wowing Concerts & Shows in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Old School Square is presenting 13 outstanding shows and concerts in April. Tickets for all of them are available for online purchase now at www.OldSchoolSquare.org. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Centre celebrates 40 years of SOMETHING ON SATURDAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

Something on Saturday is back for another fun-filled year with the best entertainment for children aged 0 - 10 years from 23 April - 26 August 2017. This year's program is a celebration of 40 years of the Adelaide Festival Centre's commitment each year to delight and entertain thousands of people, providing an affordable opportunity to beat the winter blues with many South Australian children enjoying their first theatrical experience. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Centre Puts On Thrilling Young Family Show WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

WE'RE GOING ON A Bear HUNT, the perfect theatrical outing for any young family will arrive at the Adelaide Festival Centre in ideal timing for April school holiday adventures. (more...)

Condor Theatre Company Presents DON QUIXOTE IN ALGIERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Miguel de Cervantes says he is Christian, Zohra bint Ali is Muslim. He is a prisoner, captured by pirates, held for ransom. She is fated to be trapped in an arranged marriage. Both are desperate to flee. Can Miguel and Zohra trust each other enough to escape Algiers together? (more...)

114th North American International Toy Fair Shatters Records, Unveils Ground-Breaking Toys & Connects Global Industry Players
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

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Essex Books Presents Shelf Awareness for Readers: Fame Edition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Plenty of spotlight-seekers would disagree with Emily Dickinson about the dreary nature of fame, including real-life British magician Adelaide Herrmann and a fictional hippo named Veronica. But there's one talented bear pianist who discovers his friends are 'the most important audience of all.' (more...)

Acoustic Artists Julian Lage, Chris Eldridge and Aoife O'Donovan to Perform at Pepperdine University, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Masters of the acoustic, Julian Lage, Chris Eldridge and Aoife O'Donovan join forces for a virtuosic performance at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26. (more...)

Circle Theatre's 36th Season Continues with RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The second play in Circle Theatre's 2017 season is Rasheeda Speaking. (more...)

Encompass Productions Presents CHUMMY at White Bear Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

World Premiere of BAFTA winning writer John Foster neo-noir play at London's newly refurbished White Bear Theatre. (more...)

Bad Quarto Productions Announces Company of CUPID'S REVENGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

Bad Quarto Productions, a theatre company specializing in performing modern theatre using Shakespearean staging techniques, has announced the company for its upcoming production of Cupid's Revenge, an early 1600s play by Shakespeare's contemporaries John Fletcher and Francis Beaumont.  (more...)

Bluebarn Theatre presents Regional Premiere Of SILENT SKY by Lauren gunderson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The BLUEBARN Theatre is proud to continue Season 28 with the historical drama, Silent Sky  by Lauren Gunderson. BLUEBARN Producing Artistic Director Susan C. Toberer directs with set design by Martin Scott Marchitto, lighting design by Darrin Golden, costume design by Lindsay Pape, sound design by Craig Marsh, and properties design by Amy Reiner. (more...)

Qui Nguyen and Lloyd Suh Among Playwrights for ASIAN AMERICAN MIXFEST at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company will present Asian American Mixfest, a series of free readings co-produced by playwrights Lloyd Suh and Qui Nguyen that will run Wednesday, August 9 through Thursday, August 17 at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). (more...)

Tiny Dynamite to Present U.S. Premiere of PERFECT BLUE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Philadelphia theatre company Tiny Dynamite is bringing an explosive and inventive piece of theatre to Christ Church Neighborhood House this summer. The company is presenting the US Premiere of G.S. Watson's Perfect Blue, a play performed by two actors on two continents, connected by a live internet connection.  (more...)

Society of London Theatre Names New President
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Society of London Theatre (SOLT) has announced that Kenny Wax has been appointed as its new President. (more...)

KaBOOM! Announces New Board Members and Board Leadership Appointments
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

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Talisman Theatre to Bring English Version of VIC AND FLO SAW A BEAR to Centaur Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

When Denis Cote released Vic et Flo ont vu un ours in 2013, it took the film world by storm. A genre bending horror/love story, it won numerous international awards, including the prestigious Berlin Film Festival Alfred Bauer award for 'opening new perspectives on cinematic art.' (more...)

Pandora Celebrates National Pride Month with 'Sounds Like Pride'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Pandora (NYSE: P) is celebrating national Pride month with the launch of 'Sounds Like Pride,' a campaign that highlights diversity, individuality and solidarity. The 'Sounds Like Pride' campaign will include a special (more...)

Chester Theatre Company presents I AND YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Lauren Gunderson's I and You in the historic Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from June 28 through July 9, 2017. The production is directed by WAM Theatre Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven. (more...)

Adjusted Realists Bring CHICKENS IN THE YARD to Brooklyn's JACK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Adjusted Realists, a company devoted to telling theatrical stories about slightly unhinged worlds, is thrilled to present CHICKENS IN THE YARD, written by Paul Kruse and directed by Will Taylor. CHICKENS IN THE YARD begins performances on Wednesday, June 28 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 16. Press Opening is Friday, June 30 at 8 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: EAST OF THE SUN at CirqueLouis
by Keith Waits - Jun 14, 2017

As the traditional circus format has faded more from view, the 'cirque' idea has adopted a higher profile. Cirque de Soleil is an international juggernaut, a cross between dance and human acrobatics presented with a layer of glitzy showmanship, that occupies rare territory in the world of theatre. But more and more smaller, local companies have sprung up around the U.S. CirqueLouis brings this idea to Louisville, a fresh approach to narrative storytelling on a larger scale than most companies. (more...)

Tiny Dynamite Announces Kathryn MacMillan as Producing Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Tiny Dynamite is thrilled to announce that Kathryn MacMillan will be assuming the role of Producing Artistic Director of Tiny Dynamite, effective July 2017. Current Producing Artistic Director, Emma Gibson, will step down from the position after her work on the production of Perfect Blue that will run from July 14 - 23rd at Christ Church Neighborhood House. (more...)

Nuffield Southampton Theatres Announces Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Sam Hodges, today announced NST Campus' Autumn season, featuring a varied programme of high quality touring work including West End hits People, Places & Things and Hetty Feather. The season is announced as NST moves closer to the opening of NST City, their newly acquired theatre in Southampton's city centre arts venue. (more...)

BWW Feature: The Cast of NOISES OFF at Everyman Theatre Chat About Comedy, Acting and Sardines
by Kristen Price - Jun 10, 2017

Everyone in the theater community of Baltimore seems to be talking about the mad-cap, truly hilarious production of NOISES OFF happening at Everyman Theatre this month. After reading a few glowing reviews, I was finally lucky enough to see it this week. And honestly, I'm not sure the reviews did the show justice. It was spectacular! The time and energy that I'm sure it took the actors to learn and master the choreography alone truly showed in their performances. The entire production was a master class in farce, and I'm not sure I've ever laughed so much in a theater before. (more...)

Emma Roberts, Hayden Christensen to Star in New Romantic Comedy LITTLE ITALY
by Movies News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

First Take Entertainment is pleased to announce that Director Donald Petrie's (Miss Congeniality, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days) feature film, LITTLE ITALY, completed principal photography on June 22, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. (more...)

Michael McDonald's 'Find it in Your Heart' Premieres at NPR Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

“Find it in Your Heart,” the new single from five-time Grammy Award winning vocalist and acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael McDonald, is premiering via NPR Music's “Songs We Love” which raves, “Within seconds of the opening 'oohs' and warm, groovy vibes of McDonald's new song, (more...)

SILENT SKY A Celestial Romance and True Story of Discovery Comes to ICT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

A celestial romance and true story of discovery, Silent Sky by acclaimed playwright Lauren Gunderson opens at International City Theatre on August 25. Two low-priced previews take place on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24. (more...)

A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Bringing Flurry of Preparations to Gaylord Opryland Resort
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The hottest days of summer always bring a flurry of Christmas preparations at Gaylord Opryland Resort, and this year is no exception as crews start hanging lights for the 34th annual A Country Christmas. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tiny Dynamite Brings US Premiere of PERFECT BLUE to Christ Church Neighborhood House
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Philadelphia theatre company Tiny Dynamite  is bringing an explosive and inventive piece of theatre to Christ Church Neighborhood House this summer. The company is presenting the US Premiere of G.S. Watson'sPerfect Blue, a play performed by two actors on two continents, connected by a live internet connection.  This insightful new work runs July 13-23. Opening Night is Friday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. Christ Church Neighborhood House is located at 20 N. American Street. Tickets cost $20 for General Admission and $15 for students and seniors. (more...)

Lauren Gunderson's Bluegrass Musical THE HEATH Gets Workshop at Synchronicity Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Synchronicity Theatre will present a workshop production of Lauren Gunderson's bluegrass musical The Heath on May 4 and 5, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

Bear Hunting and Mask-Making this May Half-Term at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

With the Easter holidays now behind us, there's only a few short weeks until May Half-Term comes around the corner. The Belgrade Theatre is offering up some theatrical delights to keep families entertained during the holiday including bear hunting and mask making! (more...)

Review Roundup: A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 27, 2017

The Broadway premiere of Lucas Hnath's new play, A Doll's House, Part 2,  opens tonight at Broadway's John Golden Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: FAITHFUL CHEATERS at Trinity Repertory Company
by Larry O'Brien - Apr 27, 2017

FAITHFUL CHEATERS is a zany, fast-paced, did I say zany already,well-acted farce. Zany. (more...)

Unbound Productions to Stage First Evening-Length Play HOLMES, SHERLOCK AND THE CONSULTING DETECTIVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced the details of the company's first fully-realized evening-length play: Holmes, Sherlock and The Consulting Detective, which will run for 19 performances between June 2 and July 1, 2017 in and around the historic Santa Anita Train Depot at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden (159 S. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007). (more...)

Discovery to Premiere New True-Crime Series ALASKA HOMICIDE, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

On Friday, June 2 at 10 PM ET/PT, Discovery Channel will premiere its newest true crime series ALASKA HOMICIDE that sets out to find answers behind these puzzling real-life cases. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laughter-Inducing FAITHFUL CHEATERS Takes the Stage at Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Trinity Repertory Company presents Faithful Cheaters, directed by Melia Bensussen, and featuring Boston's Karen MacDonald in her Trinity Rep debut opposite acting company member Anne Scurria. (more...)

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - UCF Celebrates the Arts Recap: Short Film Festival
by Student Blogger: Clarissa Moon - Apr 20, 2017

On Wednesday, April 12, UCF students showcased their short films as part of "UCF Celebrates the Arts" at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. A brief Q&A session with the filmmakers followed the event. (more...)

Leadership Expert/Mountain Climber Manley Feinberg: Four Ways to Generate Momentum to Accomplish Workplace Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW to Return to NYC with New Stories
by BroadwayWorld JR - Apr 18, 2017

Jonathan Rockefeller's critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, will return to New York City for a strictly limited season beginning September 28 through February 4, 2018, at Union Square's DR2 Theatre (103 East 15 Street). (more...)

TheatreFIRST's Story of Henrietta Lacks Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Coming this May, TheatreFIRST closes its first season of in-house new works with the world premiere of HeLa by Lauren Gunderson and Geetha Reddy, dramaturgy by Lisa Marie Rollins, and directed by Evren Odcikin. (more...)

BAM Presents World Premiere of Brooklyn Youth Chorus' SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Celebrating the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus' 25th anniversary, Silent Voices is a fully-staged multimedia, multi-composer work conceived, commissioned, produced, and performed by the chorus. (more...)

Discovery to Premiere New True Crime Series ALASKA HOMICIDE This June
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

On Friday, June 2 at 10 PM ET/PT, Discovery Channel will premiere its newest true crime series ALASKA HOMICIDE that sets out to find answers behind these puzzling real-life cases. (more...)

Truck-Touching & More Among the World's Weirdest TV Game Shows
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The new infographic from MrGamez takes a look at some of the weirdest, wildest, and wackiest game shows from around the world. Many game shows require extensive knowledge of trivia, or physical endurance. (more...)

Bad Quarto Productions Opens CUPID'S REVENGE on 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Bad Quarto Productions, a theatre company specializing in performing modern theatre using Shakespearean staging techniques, is about to open Beaumont and Fletcher's play Cupid's Revenge this week. By the company's estimates, this will be the first performance of the play in nearly 300 years.  (more...)

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