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Rachel Van Dyken's THE BACHELOR AUCTION Out This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

THE BACHELOR AUCTION - the new contemporary romance from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken is available October 4th from Forever.  (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Other Palace Announces 2017 Season
by Marianka Swain - Oct 7, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber today announces plans for The Other Palace, the newest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group. The Other Palace is situated less than 100 yards from Buckingham Palace and close to the Victoria Palace, hence its name. (more...)

Frances Ruffelle Headlines First Major London Production of THE WILD PARTY
by Marianka Swain - Oct 7, 2016

As Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party will receive its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Saturday 11 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February. Directed and choreographed by 2016 Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie and starring Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle, The Wild Party will be the inaugural production at The Other Palace, formerly St. James Theatre, when it reopens in February 2017 as the newest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group and a home for new musical theatre. (more...)

Spike TV to Present Groundbreaking Event Series TIME: The Kalief Browder Story
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Weinstein Television and Shawn 'Jay Z' Carter have teamed up with Spike TV for a groundbreaking event series that will forever change the way we look at the criminal justice system in this country. (more...)

Lyra Theater to Stage Election-Year Satire THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Lyra Theater presents the U.S. Premiere of Jennifer Wise's translation of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui in 1941 by German playwright Bertolt Brecht. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Host 30th Anniversary APPLAUSE! Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

On Friday, November 11th, 2016 STAGES St. Louis will hold its fifteenth annual Applause! Gala at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton to support the organization's Education and Artistic programs. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater's THE FAIRY QUEEN Begins This November at Studebaker Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Chicago's historic Studebaker Theater will become the home of live opera with a contemporary adaptation of Henry Purcell's 1692 "The Fairy Queen," a reimagining of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" presented by Chicago Opera Theater (COT) beginning November 5. The California-based performance troupe Culture Clash and COT's Andreas Mitisek put a modernized spin on Purcell's adaptation of Shakespeare's classic with an edgy and hilarious examination of the messes mere mortals make of relationships. "The Fairy Queen" will be performed at Chicago's historicStudebaker Theater (410 S. Michigan Ave). The press performance will be November 5 at 7:30 p.m.Subsequent performances will be November 11 at 7:30 p.m. and November 13 at 3 p.m. (more...)

New Smithsonian Channel Series POLAR BEAR TOWN to Premiere 11/16
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The new Smithsonian Channel docu-series POLAR BEAR TOWN documents a season in Churchill, following this extraordinary migration of human and four-legged animals as they collide in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways. (more...)

Young Chekhov Trilogy, 'PLOUGH' Wrap Up This Autumn; THE RED BARN, AMADEUS Begin This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Final performances of the Young Chekhov trilogy begin this autumn in the Olivier Theatre, and The Plough and the Stars is wrapping up at the Lyttelton. In addition, previews begin in the Lyttelton for The Red Barn on 6 October (press night on 17 October), and Amadeus starts previewing in the Olivier from 19 October, (press night on 26 October). (more...)

Annual PlayLabs Festival Runs October 17–23 at the Playwrights' Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Playwrights' Center's 45th anniversary season kicks off October 17 with PlayLabs, a week-long new play festival featuring Core Writers Christina Ham ('West of Central'), Susan Soon He Stanton ('we, the invisibles') and Ken Urban ('The Remains'). Tickets are free and can be reserved at (more...)

5th Annual Gotham Storytelling Festival Sets Lineup at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

This November, FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade presents the Fifth Annual Gotham Storytelling Festival featuring a wide variety of downtown storytellers and solo performers. (more...)

NYC's Only Horror Theatre Company Kicks Off Halloween Week with Prom Themed Event
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

 Insomnium Theatre Company's second season continues with NIGHTMARE BEFORE INSOMNIUM: PROM. The one night only event promises an immersive horror theatre experience, as well as a killer Halloween party with live music, drinking, and dancing. (more...)

AMERICAN MADE TOUR with Lee Brice & Justin Moore Goes On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Lee Brice and Justin Moore, two of country music's most dynamic performers, will ring in 2017 with their co-headlined "American Made" tour rolling into Atlanta, GA at the Fox Theatre. William Michael Morgan rounds out the show on Saturday, January 21st . Tickets go on-sale Friday, October 14th and are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office, by phone at 855-285-8499, and online at (more...)

VELVET to Return for Australian and New Zealand Tour in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The award winning hit show VELVET is returning for an Australian and New Zealand tour in 2017. (more...)

Brand New Season at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Today Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced a brand new season, including the touring production of sell-out West End musical FUNNY GIRL. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere New Docuseries POLAR BEAR TOWN, 11/16
by TV News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Every fall, approximately 10,000 tourists from around the world descend on 'The Polar Bear Capital of the World,' Churchill, Manitoba. (more...)

Chameleon & Theatre Uncorked to Bring Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Burnsville
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

There's something unsettling about George and Martha. (more...)

MOonhORsE Dance Theatre Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Canada's Most Distinguished Veteran Dance Artists
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Older & Reckless, MOonhORsE Dance Theatre's celebrated series curated by Artistic Director Claudia Moore, celebrates the company's 20th season with its 39th edition featuring five renowned dance artists. Governor General award winner Margie Gillis (Montreal), dance theatre maverick Robert Desrosiers with cellist/singer Anne Bourne, acclaimed dancer/co-founder of COBA (Collective Of Black Artists) BaKari I. Lindsay, choreographer/director Charles Koroneho (New Zealand), and Claudia Moore in a work byApolonia Velasquez and Ofilio Sinbadinho (Gadfly), take to the stage Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 for three shows only at Harbourfront Centre Theatre. (more...)

Return Boogie Wonderland; VELVET is Back
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The award winning hit show is returning for an Australian and New Zealand tour in 2017. A sell-out success over the past two years at the 2015 and 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festivals, Edinburgh Fringe, Brisbane Festival, Sydney Opera House and CUB Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne, VELVET is back to dazzle audiences in new cities as far afield as Perth, Hobart, Darwin and Canberra. Venues and dates will be announced in coming weeks. (more...)

BWW Review: ELIXIR OF LOVE at Houston Grand Opera
by Gary Laird - Oct 26, 2016

BWW Review: Houston Grand Opera opens the season with an eye-popping ELIXIR OF LOVE (more...)

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Actors' Playhouse
by Roger Martin - Oct 26, 2016

Take a second mortgage on the dog, whatever you have to do, to get tickets to Million Dollar Quartet. (more...)

BWW Recap: P is for Pigeon, Pancake, and Pregnancy on YOUNGER
by Matt Smith - Oct 26, 2016

As you can tell from the title of the recap, P is for a lot of things on this week's installment. In addition to (finally!) canning Bryce and making progress with the Charles/Liza ship, the episode also sees Kelsey take another stab at dating post-Thad (with disastrous results, natch), Josh contemplating some pretty heavy stuff re: his future with Liza, and Diana dressing down to impress her boss (with hilarious results). Oh, and Maggie appears to have found a new beau, er… belle, as well. So, essentially, this one is packed with the good stuff for every character. So, why not just get started with the recap? (more...)

BWW Review: Despite LaBute, REASONS TO BE PRETTY Is Strong
by Trevor Durham - Oct 25, 2016

Director Daniel Eilola fixes a flawed script to give strong female leads. (more...)

Sydney Festival 2017 Program Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Sydney Festival is an annual cultural celebration that transforms Sydney every January, delivering the highest quality art and big ideas. In 2017, Sydney Festival introduces Wesley Enoch's inaugural program, which features a renewed focus on theatre and dance, with a strong commitment to support new Australian work. This spectacular program is bursting with free and ticketed events across theatre, dance, circus, opera and contemporary and classical music. (more...)

SINNER/SAINT Gives History and Future of LGBTQ
by Maggie Yates - Oct 25, 2016

Sinner/Saint is not an indictment of the Christian community--it's a bittersweet and genuine storytelling experience that offers the most vulnerable aspects of the Christian-LGBTQ reconciliation movement: anxiety, denial, desperation for approval, sadness, forgiveness, and healing.  (more...)

Immersive BRENT - A MOBILE THRILLER Phenomenon to Hit the Streets of Pretoria
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

After traveling across South Africa, Pretoria audiences can now experience the thrill of the innovative immersive theatre creation that is the Mobile Thriller phenomenon! (more...)

Lindsay Chambers and Marrick Smith to Headline 6th Madame Mathieu's Soiree 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected Broadway's Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Hairspray), and Marrick Smith (Fun Home, "The Lennon Report") as the guests of honor at the sixth edition of the Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame Mathieu's Soiree. This will be her final soiree of 2016.  (more...)

Oxygen to Premiere New Series THE BATTLE OF THE EX-BESTIES, 12/6
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Stakes and emotions run high on Oxygen Media's newest competition series THE BATTLE OF THE EX-BESTIES premiering Tuesday, December 6 at 11pm ET/PT. (more...)

Bergen Performing Arts Center Presents BACK TO THE EIGHTIES SHOW WITH JESSIE'S GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Jessie's Girl has mastered stunning renditions of the world's most vibrant songs, all while dressed up as the unforgettable characters of that decade! Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, and many more come to life right before the dazzled eyes of the crowd. It is theater, meets live music, smothered in 80's glitz. A performance like no other and A Party you have to experience to believe. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE FAIRY QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Chicago's historic Studebaker Theater will become the home of live opera with a contemporary adaptation of Henry Purcell's 1692 “The Fairy Queen,” a reimagining of Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night's Dream” presented by Chicago Opera Theater (COT) beginning November 5. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'P is for Pancake' Episode of YOUNGER
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

On the next episode of YOUNGER on TV Land titled ' 'P is for Pancake', Kelsey dates a seemingly perfect guy, but Liza and Lauren are concerned and Josh puts his relationship with Liza under the microscope at A Party of doctors. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - The Belasco Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Oct 20, 2016

Have you ever wanted to spend time with Stephen Sondheim in the lobby during one of his shows? Did you know that Patti LuPone once had a Broadway ghostly encounter? Have you wondered what it was like to be in the landmark Broadway premiere of Angels in America? (more...)

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE to Tap Into Boulder's Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Filled with tap dancing flappers, a soaring score and hilarious characters that will have audiences roaring with laughter - go back to the height of the Jazz Age this holiday season when Thoroughly Modern Mille plays BDT Stage November 19, 2016 through February 25, 2017. (more...)

Old Sound Room and The Windmill Factory Will Bring New Rock Musical JIB to Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

JIB, a new living film, rock show, and ghost play by Michael McQuilken (BAM, Prototype Festival, Amanda Palmer international tour) is having it's Philadelphia premiere this December at the Christ Church Neighborhood House in Old City. (more...)

BWW Review: Take a fun journey through the 20th Century and its music with TALES OF A TIME TRAVELLING SONGSTRESS
by Jade Kops - Oct 2, 2016

Bobbie-Jean Henning brings her one woman cabaret TALES OF A TIME TRAVELLING SONGSTRESS to Sydney Fringe. (more...)

ShawChicago to Stage JEEVES INTERVENES This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

ShawChicago continues its 2016/17 season, Dysfunctional Family Fun, with Margaret Raether's adaptation of P.G. Wodehouse's British comedy, Jeeves Intervenes. The production runs November 26 through December 19 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. (more...)

BWW Review: THE RED BARN, National Theatre, 17 October 2016
by Marianka Swain - Oct 18, 2016

It was a dark and stormy night. Two couples are caught in a snowstorm on their way back from A Party. Three of them arrive at a remote Connecticut farmhouse. One disappears. There's a definite pleasure in this familiar story, immaculately told in David Hare's adaptation of Georges Simenon's novel La Main. The noir thriller tropes are all in place, from femme fatales and gnawing jealousy to paranoia about what lies beneath. (more...)

Scoop: AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO on ABC - Sunday, November 6, 2016
by - Oct 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO, airing on ABC on Sunday, November 6, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: JUMP JIVE with the California Ballet
by E.H. Reiter - Oct 17, 2016

California Ballet invites you to JUMP JIVE with them as they explore dance through the 20's, the 40's , and the 60's, with a little classical thrown in to keeps things interesting. (more...)

BWW Interview: Emily Fightmaster at NJPAC in Second City's PAVED AND CONFUSED 2 on 10/29
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 16, 2016

Just in time for Election Day, Chicago's legendary Second City returns to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Saturday, October 29th for 'Paved and Confused 2: Please Don't Feed the Candidates.' BWW interviewed company member, Emily Fightmaster about her career and the show. (more...)

The Winter Park Playhouse Produces A MARVELOUS PARTY: THE NOEL COWARD CELEBRATION Just In Time For The Holidays!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Winter Park Playhouse pays tribute to the masterful wit and ravishing melody of the incomparable Noel Coward in A Marvelous Party : The Noel Coward Celebration November 11 - December 11.    (more...)

ABC Announces 'Spooktacular' Halloween Programming Throughout October
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Halloween is 'spooktacular' as the entire roster of ABC comedies, as well as “The Chew,” “General Hospital” and more, celebrate everyone's favorite scary holiday. Other highlights include the holiday classic “It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” celebrating its 50th anniversary. (more...)

Nortel Canada Announces Execution of Global Settlement and Support Agreement
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016


The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes StrangeMen & Co.'s James Ortiz and Amanda Adele Lederer
by Broadwaysted - Oct 12, 2016

This week the Broadwaysted crew welcomes Titans of the NYC indie theatre scene, StrangeMen & Co.'s James Ortiz and Amanda Adele Lederer! We pour out some tequila and talk about StrangeMen's critically-acclaimed hit, The Woodsman, from the conception to the experience of being documented and streamed on BroadwayHD. (more...)

Inis Nua Kicks Off 13th Season with Dark Comedy RADIANT VERMIN by Philip Ridley
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Inis Nua Theatre Company opens their 2016-2017 season at the Louis Bluver Theater at The Drake (302 South Hicks Street) with Radiant Vermin by Philip Ridley, with previews starting October 19 and opening set for October 21. From England, this Philadelphia premiere mixes "be careful what you wish for" with a strong dose of unnervingly wicked humor. (more...)

The B-52s To Perform With Buffalo Philharmonic, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Rachmaninoff will be replaced by 'Rock Lobster' when The B-52s perform with the BPO on June 7. (more...)

Scoop: LETHAL WEAPON on FOX - Saturday, October 15, 2016
by - Oct 10, 2016

Get all the scoop on LETHAL WEAPON, airing on FOX on Saturday, October 15, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: SPEECHLESS on ABC - Wednesday, October 26, 2016
by - Oct 10, 2016

Get all the scoop on SPEECHLESS, airing on ABC on Wednesday, October 26, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: MODERN FAMILY on ABC - Wednesday, October 26, 2016
by - Oct 10, 2016

Get all the scoop on MODERN FAMILY, airing on ABC on Wednesday, October 26, 2016! (more...)

Treetops' Mad Science Fair Hits House of Yes With Acid House Pioneer DJ Pierre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

House of Yes, described by USA Today as 'New York's coolest new nightclub,' welcomes back renowned New York art-party crew, Treetops for the first annual Mad Science Fair at House of Yes alongside the founding father of acid house, DJ Pierre, a special surprise guest, and many more on Friday, October 14. Brainy activities and mind blowing interactions on the night will include a 'Guess Who's Ovulating' Strip Dance, massive lighting powered only by potatoes, an all powerful Mutant Combination machine, as well as the latest in 3D video projection mapping. There will be a Mind Prize Ceremony in which prizes will be awarded to the weirdest and wackiest science project submissions. (more...)

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