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Des Moines Performing Arts Announces 60 Schools to Participate in the Iowa High School Musical Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Des Moines Performing Arts is thrilled to announce that 60 schools will participate in this year's Iowa High School Musical Awards, nearly double last year's number. A statewide initiative, the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards is a yearlong education program that celebrates the extraordinary achievements of young musical theater artists. The program has continued to grow by leaps and bounds since nine schools first participated during its inaugural year in 2012. (more...)

Comedy Central Announces Live Late Night Election Night Coverage
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Comedy Central has a yuuggeeee plethora of politically-themed programming slated for the 2016 Presidential Election highlighted by an all-LIVE Late Night Election Night featuring a special, one-hour telecast of 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah' airing LIVE on both coasts (more...)

VIDEO: Ghost of Abraham Lincoln Shares His Thoughts on Donald Trump!
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Hillary Clinton may not be responding to Donald Trump anymore, but the ghost of Honest Abe has a few thoughts. (more...)

About Face Theatre Presents THE TEMPERAMENTALS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

About Face Theatre is pleased to continue its 2016-17 Season with the Chicago premiere of THE TEMPERAMENTALS, Jon Maran's Off-Broadway hit about America's first LGBT rights organization. Directed by Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff, THE TEMPERAMENTALS will play January 13 - February 18, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 14, 2016 at aboutfacetheatre.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening isThursday, January 19 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Recap: Chat LIVE as We Recap TIMELESS 10/17 at 10pm ET
by Courtney Henley - Oct 17, 2016

The Hindenburg. Abraham Lincoln's assassination. And now, Rat Pack-era Las Vegas. Our favorite trio on TIMELESS is certainly making their rounds. We're still not sure why Flynn is targeting these specific historical events: aside from Lucy, no one else's timeline has been obviously altered just yet. What we do know is that Connor Mason is up to no good and that he is somehow connected to the mysterious Rittenhouse group. (more...)

THE ANIMATRONICANS to Open Next Month at The Footlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

On the heels of a sold out run at the Orlando Fringe Festival, Jeff Jones' award winning comedy centered on the lives of four theme park animatronic characters living together in a home off property from the parks opens at the Footlight Theatre at the Parliament House on November 4. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Launches ARTISTS IN THE SCHOOLS: MUSIC MATTERS Pilot Program at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Continuing its commitment to underserved youth in the North Bay, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) has launched a new pilot program of its arts-integrated classroom learning initiative, Artists in the Schools, which has been a key component of The Center's Education Through the Arts programs for more than 14 years.  With Artists in the Schools: Music Matters, The Center is seeking to make a deeper impact on participating students by providing focused instruction over a longer period of time, and applying those new skills to core subjects in the classroom. (more...)

BWW Recap: It's Showtime with Honest Abe on TIMELESS
by Courtney Henley - Oct 11, 2016

Last week's premiere of TIMELESS started off the season with a bang. (Ha, see what I did there? Because the Hindenburg blew up?!) This week's journey takes us to Ford's Theater, April 14, 1865. If that date sounds familiar to you, it should: it's the date President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated while enjoying a performance of Our American Cousin. Although Flynn's motives for wanting to go back and alter these specific events in history is still unclear, last week's premiere showed us that every change Flynn makes, big or small, can dramatically impact the course of history.  (more...)

BWW Review: Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS at freeFall Theatre is Darkly Funny & Terrifyingly Timely
by Peter Nason - Oct 10, 2016

One of the darkest musicals ever gets an A+ treatment at freeFall, thanks to an outstanding cast and director. (more...)

Innovative Futuri Media 'Rate the Debate' Feature Provides Exclusive Insight into Audience Sentiment During Presidential Debate
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

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Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS A F*GG*T
by Jerri Shafer - Nov 9, 2016

The story of seventeen year old Cal and his quest to prove the secret sexual history of Mr. Lincoln. Along the way there is convincing evidence, time travel, a road trip to the nation's capital, budding high-school romance, a crazy Mary Todd and sex in a stove-pipe hat. (more...)

BWW Review: Athol Fugard's 'MASTER HAROLD'... AND THE BOYS Has, Sadly, Not Lost Its Relevance
by Michael Dale - Nov 9, 2016

The subject of sensitive, well-intentioned white people growing up unaware of their own privilege has been receiving more and more attention in American, but back in 1982, South African playwright Athol Fugard approached the issue as experienced in his apartheid-infested homeland. (more...)

About Face Theatre's Reimagined I AM MY OWN WIFE Comes to Theater Wit This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

About Face Theatre will launch its 2016-17 Season with a reimagining of Doug Wright's I AM MY OWN WIFE, the Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Lambda Literary Award-winning play first developed at AFT back in 2003. (more...)

THE ANIMATRONICANS to Open Next Month at The Footlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

On the heels of a sold out run at the Orlando Fringe Festival, Jeff Jones' award winning comedy centered on the lives of four theme park animatronic characters living together in a home off property from the parks opens at the Footlight Theatre at the Parliament House on November 4. (more...)

Mason Holdings Presents HOLIDAY HOUSE: CHRISTMAS BENDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The latest theatrical experience from Mason Holdings is Holiday House: Christmas Bends, the story of an oddly ageless child who returns to the many Christmas' of her past (and includes a pre-show holiday party with glug, Christmas cookies and Santa). (more...)

Mason Holdings to Present HOLIDAY HOUSE: CHRISTMAS BENDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The latest theatrical experience from Mason Holdings is Holiday House: Christmas Bends, the story of an oddly ageless child who returns to the many Christmas' of her past (and includes a pre-show holiday party with glug, Christmas cookies and Santa). (more...)

HOLIDAY HOUSE: CHRISTMAS BENDS at Fourth Street Theatre this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The latest theatrical experience from Mason Holdings is Holiday House: Christmas Bends, the story of an oddly ageless child who returns to the many Christmas' of her past (and includes a pre-show holiday party with glug, Christmas cookies and Santa). (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes the Rare NewsieCat Aaron J. Albano
by Broadwaysted - Nov 2, 2016

This week on Broadwaysted we are so happy to sit down with #SuperFriendOfTheShow Aaron J Albano! We pour out some pinot noir (this time with the help of Aaron's fancy aerator) and discuss Aaron's versatile Broadway career--including his current experiences in the revival of CATS! (meow!) (more...)

Steve Renner's Three Best-Sellers Available Now On Amazon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

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Steve Renner's Three Best-Sellers Available Now On Amazon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

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Artists Rep's 'A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS' to Celebrate Season of Hope This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre, in collaboration with Staged!, presents A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL CELEBRATION for the holidays. (more...)

Casting Announced for About Face Theatre's Chicago Premiere of THE TEMPERAMENTALS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

About Face Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of THE TEMPERAMENTALS, Jon Maran's Off-Broadway hit about America's first LGBT rights organization, directed by Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Stephen F. Schmidt
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 16, 2016

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Ensemble Theatre to Present CINDERELLA: AFTER EVER AFTER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

They're back! Cinderella, the stepsisters, and more return to the stage for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's world premiere, family-friendly musical Cinderella: After Ever After, by local playwright Joseph McDonough with lyrics by David Kisor and music by Fitz Patton. (more...)

BWW Interview: Todd Lerew Offers Insight into AMERICA'S SHAKESPEARE: THE BARD GOES WEST
by Ellen Dostal - Nov 14, 2016

Something may be rotten in the state of Denmark but, in Los Angeles, Shakespeare lovers will find all the joy that they can wish when the Library Foundation of Los Angeles opens its newest exhibit: American's Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West on November 17 at the Central Library. The show is a partnership between the Library Foundation, the Los Angeles Public Library, and Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC and will not only offer a look at his incredible legacy worldwide but show how Shakespeare's impact was felt here in California. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society Announces 2016 Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Partner with Food & Friends
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society announced that the company of the 2016 production of A Christmas Carol is partnering withFood & Friends to create a donation drive inspired by the themes of charity in Dickens's holiday classic. Food & Friends is a community organization dedicated to delivering nearly 1 million specialized meals and groceries each year to those with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses. During the curtain calls for performances of A Christmas Carol, the company will collect monetary donations on behalf of the Washington-based non-profit. (more...)

Photo Flash: About Face Theatre Presents I AM MY OWN WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

About Face Theatre is pleased to launch its 2016-17 Season with a reimagining of Doug Wright's I AM MY OWN WIFE, the Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Lambda Literary Award-winning play first developed at AFT back in 2003. Traditionally staged as a one-person play performed by a male actor, Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff's new exploration will feature transgender actress Delia Kropp with three additional actors. I AM MY OWN WIFE will play November 4 - December 10, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at aboutfacetheatre.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere of Kirsten Greenidge's HOW SOFT THE LINING
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 10, 2016

Bad Habit Productions inaugurates their 10th anniversary season with the world premiere of Kirsten Greenidge's HOW SOFT THE LINING, a historically-based play about the unusual relationship between Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress Elizabeth Keckley, a freed slave. Director M. Bevin O'Gara draws strong performances from Bridgette Hayes, Elle Borders, and versatile, diverse ensemble, to tell a story that resonates on many levels in today's political climate. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Craig Wallace
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 10, 2016

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New Theatre Arts Classes Offered at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will offer a variety of theatre arts classes for children and adults this winter and spring beginning the week of January 9th. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Cast of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Raises $88,000 for Food & Friends
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society announced that a donation drive during performances of this season's "A Christmas Carol" has raised $88,067 for Food & Friends. This brings the "A Christmas Carol" company's eight-year totals to more than $639,595 raised for Washington charities that aid thousands within the D.C.-area who struggle with hunger, illness and homelessness. (more...)

Don McLean's Handwritten Lyrics to his Iconic Song American Pie and Michael Jackson's Glove to be Auctioned
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

A unique offering of musician Don McLean's handwritten lyrics to his best-selling song American Pie will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on January 26, 2017. (more...)

SIX CORNERS, BEAUTY'S DAUGHTER, BUDDY and More on Tap for American Blues Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces the lineup for its 2017 - 2018 Season, 'The Beat Goes On.' (more...)

Theater For The New City's NORTHBOUND Tells Story Of Slaves Seeking Freedom
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

As part of a far-reaching celebration of African-American history month, Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field is presenting Northbound, a play mixing real figures from the era of slavery and emancipation with a fictional story, Feb. 9 to 26. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Eric Ulloa's Sandy Hook Play 26 PEBBLES in Dayton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Human Race Theatre Company gives voice to an entire town of people who first witnessed unimaginable heartbreak, then suffered through emotional pain and unanswered questions before learning how to move forward with Eric Ulloa's new play, 26 Pebbles. (more...)

Daniel Taddeo Announces I BELIEVE...
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Daniel Taddeo, a prior education teacher/counselor for thirty-three years, father, grandfather, devoted writer and published author, has completed his new book 'I Believe...': a passionately crafted work that portrays the limitless possibilities and willpower of one's soul and inner-happiness. (more...)

Brelby's Artists Escape to Fantastical Adventures in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

'Creating the magic has been the best part of the process,' said Shelby Maticic, who premieres as Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher, January 20th. (more...)

International Bestselling Author Bill Treasurer Releases A LEADERSHIP KICK IN THE ASS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

What do Hillary Clinton, Steve Jobs, Abraham Lincoln, and even President-elect Donald Trump have in common? They've all, at some point in their careers, experienced breathtaking failure. Each was forced to reevaluate everything they had known about leadership up until that point. (more...)

International Bestselling Author Bill Treasurer's New Book Makes Case...
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

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Author's New Lincoln Book Receives 2016 Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Historian and author, Noah Andre Trudeau has recently been selected to receive the prestigious 2016 Award of Achievement from the Lincoln Group of New York for his new book, Lincoln's Greatest Journey: Sixteen Days that Changed a Presidency, March 24 - April 8, 1865. The award committee's vote was unanimous, according to the Lincoln Group's president Steven R. Koppelman. 'The Award is presented annually to the individual or organization that has done the most to encourage the study and appreciation of Abraham Lincoln,' explained Koppelman. 'In making this award, The Lincoln Group of New York recognizes Lincoln's Greatest Journey as a superb work of research, expertly written, which details an aspect of the Lincoln presidency that has been little studied and a much needed in-depth work.' He went on to state that prior award winners include Doris Kearns Goodwin, Eric Foner, Harold Holzer, and screenwriter Tony Kushner. 'It is a wonderful and humbling honor to receive this prestigious Award of Achievement for Lincoln's Greatest Journey,' said Trudeau. 'It is a special feeling to read the list of past winners along with the memorable books they wrote and to realize my effort is now counted among them. My thanks to the members of the Lincoln Group of New York for making this selection.' 'This is a special study, with keen insights and deep research, so having Noah Andre Trudeau win such a prestigious award is very gratifying,' explained Managing Director Theodore P. Savas. 'Noah been working studying this phase of Lincoln's unique life for a long while and in many ways, and I am especially pleased his work has been recognized in this manner.' About the Book: The most extensively researched and detailed story of these decisive sixteen days at City Point, Lincoln's Greatest Journey provides a narrative laden with many heretofore unpublished accounts. A fresh, more complete picture of Lincoln emerges. This is Lincoln at a time of great personal and national change - the story of how he made peace with the past and became firmly future-focused, all set against a dramatically new narrative of what really happened during those last weeks of his life. It infuses the well-worn Lincoln narrative with fresh sources to fundamentally change an often-told story in ways large and small. About the Author: Noah Andre Trudeau is a history graduate of the State University of New York at Albany. His first book, Bloody Roads South, won the Civil War Round Table of New York's prestigious Fletcher Pratt Award, and enjoyed a cameo appearance in the hit web television series House of Cards. His fourth book, Like Men of War, a combat history of black troops in the Civil War, was honored with the Grady McWhiney Research Foundation's Jerry Coffey Memorial Book Prize. His other books include a best-selling history of the Battle of Gettysburg, Sherman's 'March to the Sea,' and a compact biography of Robert E. Lee. About Savas Beatie LLC: Savas Beatie LLC is a leading military and general history publishing company. Read more about Lincoln's Greatest Journey, and all of their books at http://tinyurl.com/zslfghw. Contact: Renee Morehouse, Savas Beatie LLC Email: renee@savasbeatie.com Phone: 916-941-6896, Fax: 916-941-6895 (more...)

Nashville Ballet To Pay Homage To Diverse Musical Genres, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

In its ongoing effort to profile how dance pairs with every style of music, Nashville Ballet will pay homage to the diverse musical genres that earned Nashville the title of "Music City," at its premier fundraising event Ballet Ball, held on March 4, 2017, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. (more...)

DEATH OF A SALESMAN, JEFFERSON'S GARDEN, THE WIZ and More Set for Ford's Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault today announced the Ford's Theatre 2017-2018 season will include Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman directed by Stephen Rayne; the American premiere of Jefferson's Garden by Timberlake Wertenbaker and directed by Nataki Garrett; the fantastical musical The Wiz directed by Kent Gash; and A Christmas Carol with Craig Wallace reprising the role of Ebenezer Scrooge.          (more...)

All-Star D.C. Cast Announced for RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and design team for the musical Ragtime directed by Peter Flynn, choreographed by Michael Bobbitt and with Music Direction by Christopher Youstra. Ragtime plays March 10 to May 20, 2017, at historic Ford's Theatre. (more...)

Long Beach Opera to Stage THE PERFECT AMERICAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

On March 12 and 18, 2017, Long Beach Opera (LBO) will present the long-awaited U.S. premiere of Philip Glass' The Perfect American, a fictionalized account of Walt Disney's final days. (more...)

MetLiveArts Presents February Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

This February at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MetLiveArts includes The Lincoln Family Album, the male vocal quintet, Profeti della Quinta, Gerald Clayton Quartet and Quartet in Residence, PUBLIQuartet, returns to The Met with a program exploring, What is "American music"? with Jessie Montgomery's Banner.  (more...)

Darkly Comic Corporate Thriller IDEATION Comes to City Lights
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Part dark comedy and part psychological thriller, Ideation takes us behind the closed doors of our corporate world, where motivations get murky and ethics are ambiguous. When a group of consultants come together to work on a mysterious project, they start to question the endeavor's true goals-and each other. Amidst office jargon and whiteboard scribbling that strike a familiar chord in Silicon Valley, Ideation mixes gripping suspense with sharp humor. (more...)

BWW Review: Get in the Groove with HIS ROYAL HIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY at 59E59
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 16, 2016

'His Royal Hipness, Lord Buckley,' an outstanding production, is now at 59E59 Theaters through January 1st. Written and performed by Jake Broder and directed by David Ellenstein, there's no other stage show like it. (more...)

Exodus Foundation.org calls for President Obama to review Exodus Coalition Plan to commute unjust sentences for all non-violent and overcharged federal inmates in a final
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

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Traverse Theatre Announces Spring/Summer 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

The Traverse announces its Spring/Summer 2017 season today, December 12. The work presented has been selected to directly address a mix of both long-existent and emergent social, political and technological challenges, and comes from some of the most exciting companies in the UK. (more...)

Traverse Theatre Announces Spring/Summer 2017 Programme
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 12, 2016

Traverse Theatre Announces Spring/Summer 2017 Programme (more...)

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