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BWW Review: ELECTRA is Electrifying at Villanova Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Sep 28, 2016

Director David Cregan brings Frank McGuinness' adaptation of Sophocles' classic tragedy to electrifying life on the Villanova stage. Some things never change throughout history... (more...)

BWW Recap: Liza & Friends Kiss Things and Let Them Go on YOUNGER's Season Premiere
by Matt Smith - Sep 28, 2016

The wait is over, YOUNGER fans… and yes, it's a bit shorter than usual! That's right, the TV Land gods have rewarded us with a slightly less lengthy wait between seasons … launching four months ahead of schedule (or at least from when they did last year; either way —> Yay!)  (more...)

Broadway in Indianapolis to Donate $10 Per Ticket for CINDERELLA to Indiana Children's Wish Fund
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Broadway in Indianapolis announces it will donate $10 per ticket sold to the upcoming engagement of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA to the Indiana Children's Wish Fund. (more...)

Iggy Pop Life Class Opens November 4, 2016 at the Brooklyn Museum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

In Iggy Pop Life Class, Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller uses the traditional life-model drawing class to stage a performative event with Iggy Pop as model and subject. The resulting drawings, created by twenty-two participating artists, will be shown at the Brooklyn Museum from November 4, 2016, to March 26, 2017. Along with works depicting the male body selected from the Museum's historical collections, the exhibition examines shifting cultural representations of masculinity across history.   (more...)

Rising Houston Star Actor Kedrick Brown to Guest Star in NWA Film Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michele
by Movies News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Houston Actor and former University of Houston Graduate student Kedrick Brown will Guest-star as legendary Alonzo Williams of The World Class Wrecking Cru in the new Liftime Original NWA film, Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michele premiering Saturday, October 15 at 8PM ET/PT. (more...)

Ira Lee Collings to Celebrate 80th Birthday at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Singer IRA LEE COLLINGS returns to Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC on Monday, October 10th and 17th at 7 PM to continue celebrating his 80th birthday with his show Simply, Ira Lee (A Gay Geezer Celebration Through the Looking Glass..warts and all). (more...)

BWW Review: Flying V's BE AWESOME: A THEATRICAL MIXTAPE OF THE 90s
by Roger Catlin - Sep 28, 2016

Music streaming services allow kids these days to put together digital playlists for every mood or activity. (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre Presents the World Premiere of THE DYBUK FOR HANNAH AND SAM'S WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) will present the world premiere of Associate Artistic Director Todd Salovey's newest play, "The Dybbuk for Hannah and Sam's Wedding" as the third production of the theatre's 41st season. Written and directed by Salovey, the play is a one-man adaptation of the classic Jewish play "The Dybbuk" by S. Ansky. (more...)

United Solo Festival Invites Award-Winning UNEMPLOYED. FINALLY. to Stage from L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Performer Heather Dowling is bringing her award-winning solo-show, Unemployed. Finally. to New York City as part of the United Solo Festival on 42nd Street - the world's largest solo theatre festival - on October 19th. Dowling's show has been invited back on stage many times in Los Angeles, CA since the show's premiere in the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival. At Fringe, Dowling performed 6 sold-out shows, won the Producers' Encore Award and was nominated for Best Solo Performance, out of more than 80 shows. (more...)

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT - Hit Musical Makes its South Africa Debut with Local Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

???????Get ready for the musical journey of your life!  The critically-acclaimed hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert based on the Oscar-winning hit film makes its South African premiere at Artscape, Cape Town on Tuesday, 28 March 2017.  Presented by Showtime Management in association with Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Nullarbor Productions, and featuring an all South African cast, Priscilla will be on stage at Artscape until Sunday, 23 April, thereafter moving to Montecasino's Teatro from Friday, 28 April to 18 June 2017. Tickets are now on sale at Computicket. Hashtag: #PriscillaSA. Brought to South Africa in association with BBC First. (more...)

Julian Thomas Pens THINK PLAN AND SUCCEED BIG
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

'Think, Plan, and Succeed B.I.G. (By Involving God): Simple Ways to Achieve Uncommon Success in Life': an inspirational and valuable book that allows the reader to unlock their hidden talents and share their true abilities with the world. 'Think, Plan, and Succeed B.I.G. (By Involving God): Simple Ways to Achieve Uncommon Success in Life' is the creation of published author, Dr. Julian Thomas, an inspirational speaker, leadership coach, co-pastor, and decorated commissioned officer and squadron commander in the United States Air Force. (more...)

Life Clips, Inc. Closes Distribution Agreements in Greece and Brunei
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

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Jennifer Lopez to Judge & Mentor On New NBC Competition Series WORLD OF DANCE
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Global music and dance superstar Jennifer Lopez will serve as one of the judges on NBC's new dance competition series WORLD OF DANCE. The 10-episode series from Universal Television Alternative Studios and Nuyorican Productions will give dancers the platform to showcase their talents and the opportunity to receive A Life-altering grand prize of $1 million. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: KRISTIN CHENOWETH: MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY
by Walter McBride - Sep 28, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth will return to the stage in MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY, Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, with Music Direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Costume Design by Christian Siriano and Presented byJames L. Nederlander. The limited engagement begins November 2, 2016 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and will run through November 13, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Katerina Papacostas, Matthew Schatz and More in FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Blumenthal Performing Arts presents the Broadway musical comedy FIRST DATE, which is part of the 2015-2016 PNC Broadway Lights.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Stage & Screen Legend Lainie Kazan Talks Music, Theatre Career & More!
by Kevin Pollack - Sep 27, 2016

Lainie Kazan is an American actress and singer. She was nominated for the 1988 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for St. Elsewhere, and the 1993 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for My Favorite Year. She had previously received a Golden Globe Award nomination for the film version of My Favorite Year (1982). Her other film appearances include The Delta Force (1986), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Beaches (1988), My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016). Kazan made her Broadway debut in The Happiest Girl in the World in 1961 followed by Bravo Giovanni (1962). (more...)

Kristin Hersh Releases 'Soma Gone Slapstick' Single, Announces US, UK Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The incredibly gifted singer/songwriter and author Kristin Hersh has announced the first single 'Soma Gone Slapstick' from her forthcoming solo effort “Wyatt at the Coyote Palace”. The new single is premiering in The Quietus. This double CD/ book combination will be released by Omnibus Press in the UK, Australia and New Zealand on October 28, 2016 and in the USA and Canada on November 11, 2016.  (more...)

Brent Assink to Step Down as Executive Director of the San Francisco Symphony After 18 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Brent Assink, Executive Director of the San Francisco Symphony since 1999 and a shaper of Bay Area cultural life for almost two decades, today announced his plans to conclude his tenure with the Symphony in 2017. When he leaves, he will have served at the organization's helm for 18 years, during which he encouraged and led innovative artistic and media projects, worked to strengthen organizational stability, and captured global recognition for the Orchestra. (more...)

Stoneham Theatre Presents the New England Premiere of UNCANNY VALLEY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Stoneham Theatre continues its 17th Season with Uncanny Valley by Thomas Gibbons, Directed by Weylin Symes. In the not too distant future, researchers have developed a means of extending the human lifespan through artificial intelligence (the 'uncanny valley' refers to the discomfort people feel when confronted by objects that look and move almost, but not quite like real humans). (more...)

A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Extends Before Off-Broadway Opening
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced a two-week extension for A Life, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows).  Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Detroit, Maple and Vine at Playwrights; You Got Older; Belleville; This Wide Night; Smokefall), A Life will be the second production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season.   (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

MCC Theater today announced casting and full creative team for its thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

Mother Chronicles the Death of her Infant in New Memoir
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

October 18, 2005, was supposed to be one of the happiest days of Pamela Larocque's life with the birth of her second son, Ryken. Instead, she learned that time with her newborn child would be limited when Ryken was diagnosed with non-ketotic hyperglycinemia, a rare genetic disorder. Eleven years after the passing of her child, Pamela Larocque shares her family's story of loss, love and life in 'Ryken's Journey.' (more...)

John Singer Sargent Programs to Feature Tessa Murdoch, Kathleen Gilje & More at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

In conjunction with its new exhibition, John Singer Sargent's Mrs. Carl Meyer and Her Children, the Jewish Museum will present a series of public programs, including a lecture by scholar Tessa Murdoch, great-granddaughter of Adele Meyer, subject of Sargent's bravura painting, on January 26; and a conversation with exhibition co-curator Norman Kleeblatt and artist Kathleen Gilje on October 27.  (more...)

Jane Pauley Named New Anchor of CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Television legend Jane Pauley has been named the new anchor of CBS SUNDAY MORNING, the nation's #1 Sunday morning news program. (more...)

SEINFELD Slot Game to Be Revealed at Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Scientific Games (SGMS) ('Scientific Games' or the 'Company') today announced that the Company's new SEINFELD slot game will be featured in its 21,094 square foot booth (No. 1126) at the Global Gaming Expo ('G2E'), September 27-29 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. (more...)

National Children's Chorus to Host Auditions in LA, New York & DC This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

America's leading youth choral institution, the National Children's Chorus (NCC) is hosting three Fall 2016 auditions Saturday, October 15 th at UCLA's Schoenberg Hall in Los Angeles; Thursday, October 20 th at The Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York; and Friday, October 21 st at National City Christian Church in Washington D.C. (more...)

BWW Review: Strong Performances Distinguish Portland Players' BONNIE AND CLYDE
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Sep 26, 2016

Portland Players opened its 86th season with an intense production of the Ivan Menchell-Don Black-Frank Wildhorn musical, Bonnie and Clyde, about the legendary Depression-era American outlaws. The 2009 musical theatre retelling of the short and violent lives of this pair, who robbed banks and left scores of dead victims in their wake as they evaded the law in a misguided quest for notoriety, puts a romantic spin on their legend at the same time that it does not side step the grittier aspects of this tale. (more...)

Scoop: CODE BLACK on CBS - Wednesday, October 12, 2016
by TV Scoop - Sep 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on CODE BLACK, airing on CBS on Wednesday, October 12, 2016! (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL to Open at The Rose Theater This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Everyone's favorite ogre is back and bigger than ever in Shrek The Musical (TYA), the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning hit film by DreamWorks Animation. The 75-minute production opens at The Rose Theater on Sept. 30 and continues through Oct. 16. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek The Musical is an irreverently fun show the entire family will enjoy and a message audiences of all ages will appreciate. (more...)

2016 Columbus Marathon Features 'Children's Champions' - Meet Mason, Age 15
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 25, 2016

BWW Fitness World is pleased to feature Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon and 1/2 Marathon's 'Children's Champions' by showcasing one miraculous patient per day, leading up to the Marathon on October 16, 2016.   (more...)

Anatomy of a Showtune: The Life and Times of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 24, 2016

It all starts very simple. A steady piano, a lilting flute. A young woman descending a staircase in the ballgown of every little girl's dreams, meeting her intended at the base. They beam at one another; she curtsies, he bows. As the iconic voice of Angela Lansbury enters the equation through an enchanted teapot, infusing the sequence with warmth and wisdom, the woman and her very unlikely suitor enter the ballroom. Finally having learned to ignore their differences, the two sway and twirl their way into happily ever after. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/24/2016
by - Sep 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/24/2016. (more...)

BBC America Dramas to Kick Off New Comic Con Panels at MSG
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Announced today, BBC AMERICA will kick off New York Comic Con's first ever panels presented at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Friday, October 7 at 10:30am. (more...)

BWW Interview: Billboard Chart-Topping Artist Kristine W Headlines Halloween Palm Springs 2016
by David Green - Sep 23, 2016

The incomparable Kristine W will headline Halloween Palm Springs, Saturday, October 29 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Kristine W has scored 16 potent #1 dance hits and a record-setting string of nine consecutive #1s on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart over the past 16 years, earning Kristine third place on Billboard's Best of 2000s Dance Club Play Artists rankings and landing this highly-musical and multitalented independent entertainer squarely within a pantheon of legends and major stars. I had a chance to catch up with Kristine W as she was beginning to prepare for her upcoming Palm Springs appearance, to talk about both the Halloween Concert and all things Kristine W. (more...)

Amie Valpone Hosts Retreat, EATING CLEAN: THE 21-DAY PLAN TO DETOX, FIGHT INFLAMMATION, AND RESET YOUR BODY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Have you spent years in pain and more money than you care to remember going from doctor to doctor trying to find the reason your stomach hurts, you have no energy, you're gaining weight or your skin keeps breaking out? If you're fed up with it, it's time to try a new approach. Join Amie Valpone, HHC, AAPD and author of Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body, at A Life-changing retreat November 6-9, 2016 at the Four Seasons Santa Fe and heal what ails you once and for all.  (more...)

STORAGE LOCKER, a New Play About Some of City-Living's Joys, Comes to the IATI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

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BWW Review: SIGNIFICANT OTHER: Wedding Bell Blues
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 23, 2016

SpeakEasy Stage Company is presenting the New England premiere of a new comedy by Joshua Harmon (BAD JEWS) prior to its scheduled Broadway run in February, 2017. Under the insightful direction of Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault, SIGNIFICANT OTHER offers a cornucopia of talented players (Greg Maraio atop the list), pointed humor, and poignant commentary on the universal human condition. (more...)

BWW Review: CASTING CONFESSIONS FROM La to LA Uncovers Amy Snowden's Outlandish Journey from Innocence to Happy Endings!
by Shari Barrett - Sep 23, 2016

Created and performed by Amy Snowden, Casting Confessions from La to LA is an outrageous and comical insight into her formative years in a small town in Louisiana, her move to Hollywood to become a sitcom actress but getting chewed up and spit-out in Hollywood, and her unique secret ways of finally making money to survive and rise in the OC. Amy's wild ride is full of hilarious and terrifying stories of nightmare roommates, nowhere jobs, massage parlor encounters, public transportation, and see-through underwear! (more...)

Scoop: THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, October 11, 2016
by - Sep 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE FLASH, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, October 11, 2016! (more...)

Lionsgate Delays Limited Theatrical Release of Musical Drama LA LA LAND
by Movies News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Lionsgate has announced that the limited theatrical release of LA LA LAND, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling will now begin on December 9th, one week later than the original December 2nd release date. The Damien Chazelle-directed musical drama will still hit theaters nationwide on December 16th as planned. (more...)

John Zay Releases New Music Video 'Wanderlust'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

John Zay releases new music video 'Wanderlust'. Shot on location in Sagres, Portugal, the video is beautiful scenic journey through this hidden gem on the Algarve coast. (more...)

Smithsonian Earth to Air Award Winning Film JAGO: A LIFE UNDERWATER
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Smithsonian Earth, the subscription video streaming service from Smithsonian Networks that delivers spectacular original nature and wildlife content, will feature the award-winning one-hour 4K film JAGO: A Life UNDERWATER, starting today, September 22. (more...)

THE RIVALS Revel at the Citizens Theatre, 2 - 19 November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Citizens Theatre Artistic Director Dominic Hill directs a new co-production between Bristol Old Vic, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The Rivals this autumn. The elegant yet earthy 18th-century comedy of manners features some of the most enduring and eccentric comic characters in British theatre and plays at the Citizens Theatre from 2 to 19 November. (more...)

Leilani Faber Pens VISION OF HOPE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Leilani Faber desires to share her story of recovery from methamphetamine use and hopes that friends and family of a recovering drug addict will have an understanding of what their loved ones are going through. In 'Vision of Hope' (published by Balboa Press), she gives hope for recovering drug users in having a better future while presenting a realistic picture of what it looks like. (more...)

RONALD THE GRUMP by Richard S. Arthurson is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

RONALD THE GRUMP A Contemporary Fairy Tale For Adults Written and Conceived by Richard S. Arthurson Illustrated by Elizabeth Austerlitz (more...)

Debra Busetti Pens NO ONE TO CALL ME MOMMY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

'No One to Call Me Mommy: A Journey of Hope and Healing Through the Pain of Infertility': provides companionship, strength, and a voice to break through the isolation of infertility. (more...)

Life is Beautiful Festival partners with KINDLAND as first cannabis sponsor of a major U.S. festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

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BWW Interview: Stephen Miranda Talks THE REDEMPTION SERIES
by Alexander Garza - Sep 21, 2016

THE REDEMPTION SERIES at the Landing Theatre Company delves into the delicate topics of race relations, ethnicity, and diversity through short plays from across the country directed by some of Houston's finest theatre professionals. The production opens Thursday September 22, 2016 at The Docks in Houston, TX. I got the opportunity to ask Stephen Miranda questions surrounding the production and get his take on these hot button issues. Miranda is Landing Theatre Company's Interim General Manager and also happens to be on of the directors working on the production. (more...)

Award-Winning UNEMPLOYED. FINALLY Back on Stage for Beyond Encore
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Heather Dowling's award-winning solo show, Unemployed. Finally. has been invited to be a part of Theatre Asylum/Combined Artform's Beyond Encores, launching this October at Studio C in Hollywood. BEYOND ENCORES is an opportunity for artists and audiences to revisit some of the best shows from the last seven years of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.  (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents Shakespeare's Most Notorious King
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will be available through the month of October when The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, in partnership with Drew University, presents a "double-bill" experience for students and adults. From October 6th - 30th, a single copy of the original First Folio, one of the world's most valuable, rare and influential books will be on public display at Drew University's Mead Hall. The renowned Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. launched an historic tour of the book in early 2016 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. (more...)

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