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Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA, )
3806 Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA,

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Suzette Richardson Bacigalupi Pens IF I HAD LIVED IN BETHLEHEM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

'If I Had Lived In Bethlehem': a delightful poem inspiring faith in God's unending love. 'If I Had Lived In Bethlehem' is the creation of published author, Suzette Bacigalupi, daughter of the late Vora Hirschi Richardson. Vora was an amazing woman. She especially loved children. In the early 1960s, Vora wrote this poem. She shared it with her children and grandchildren. It is a poem about the birth of our Savior through the eyes of a child. It was her desire that all children would develop a deep love and testimony of Jesus Christ. Suzette loved this poem as a child and recited it in front of many groups. Her desire in publishing it is to keep her mother's legacy alive. (more...)

BWW Interview: DANIEL MARTIN Gets Fancy
by Marietta Lunceford - Sep 9, 2016

Daniel Martin has written several plays, but I have been most intrigued by Theatre Downtown's upcoming production MISS FANCY, which Daniel has written and directed. Our connection stems from the story of the Avondale elephant, Miss Fancy, and her legacy that contributed to the founding of the Birmingham Zoo, a place that played a big part in my childhood. I already have my ticket to see the world premiere of MISS FANCY and I hope that my readers will also want to see this interesting, new work. MISS FANCY opens on September 15 and runs through October 1st.  For more information about show times and to order tickets, go to www.theatredowntown.org or call 205-565-8838. Opening night includes a reception after the show. (more...)

Introducing Madra Jones, Millionaire Mom, and Her Newest Entrepreneurial Venture, The Whole Truth, a Web-Based Career & Life Coaching Community at Madra.com
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

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Jared Grant Shares THE WINE DIET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

BRENTWOOD, Calif., Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Finally, a diet we can stick to. (more...)

CNC Precision Machining, CNC China Services at T-artisan
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016

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Prince Protege and THE VOICE Contestant Tamar Davis Releases New Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

A storm is brewing as Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and powerhouse vocalist, Támar Davis, released her sophomore album, 'I Am the Storm' on September 30th. (more...)

'What Will I Be When I Grow Up?' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ 'What Will I Be When I Grow Up?' Inspires Children to Dream with Confidence (more...)

BWW Review: Theo Ubique's Must-See FLY BY NIGHT
by Misha Davenport - Sep 28, 2016

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Opera on Tap to Present World's First Virtual Reality Episodic Horror Opera THE PARKSVILLE MURDERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Opera on Tap has announced its most innovative project yet: an episodic horror opera created for Virtual Reality, entitled The Parksville Murders. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Black Violin: The UNITY Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College opens its 2016-17 season on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8pm with the return of three-time Amateur Night at the Apollo winners Black Violin. (more...)

Lottie M. Colgrove Releases LIFT ME UP ABOVE THE SHADOWS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

'Lift Me up above the Shadows: The First Thirty Days': a stunning detail of a marriage cut short. 'Lift Me up above the Shadows: The First Thirty Days' is the creation of published author, Lottie M. Colgrove, a dedicated writer and author. (more...)

Marlon Wayans & Regina Hall to Get 'NAKED' at Netflix; Romantic Comedy to Premiere in 2017
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Netflix announced today it has greenlit the film NAKED, starring Marlon Wayans (White Chicks, Scary Movie) and Regina Hall (Think Like A Man, About Last Night). (more...)

Sneak Peek: Cheryl Ladd, Eddie Money & More Set for Next OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

In this week's all-new episode of the popular series OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?, celebrity updates include rocker Eddie Money, who has sold more than 40 millions records worldwide, actress Cheryl Ladd, who played Kris Munroe following the departure of Farah Fawcett from “Charlie's Angels,” (more...)

DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE Coming for 3 Performances to the Washington Pavilion
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Washington Pavilion is excited to welcome 3 performances of DIRTY DANCING - THECLASSIC STORY ON STAGE on Tuesday September 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, September 28 at 2 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets are still available for this exciting musical theatre performance and can be purchased by visiting the Washington Pavilion Box Office, by calling (605) 367-6000 and online at www.washingtonpavilion.org. (more...)

Centaur Theatre Opens its 48th Season with CONSTELLATION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Centaur Theatre opens its 48th season with Constellations, winner of London's Evening Standard Best Play Award and written by British wunderkind, Nick Payne. Running from October 4 to 30, 2016, this quirky tale of two people finding love in multi-universes, which made waves on both sides of the Atlantic in London's West End (2012) and on Broadway (2015), is directed by the accomplished Canadian director, former Artistic Director of the NAC English Theatre and recent META nominee, Peter Hinton. (more...)

BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Dallas Theater Center
by Kyle Christopher West - Sep 2, 2016

Choose your own adventure stories are generally reserved for young readers, but toss in some quantum theory and a handful of dramatic adult situations, and you've landed somewhere among the intricate stars in Dallas Theater Center's new production of Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS. (more...)

BWW Review: WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT, St James Theatre, 1 September 2016
by Marianka Swain - Sep 2, 2016

The show must go on. And on. Even for the understudies trapped in theatrical purgatory, forever waiting for their chance to perform. So far so Beckett? That's the premise of American playwright Dave Hanson's affectionate absurdist parody, offering a lighter take on the master's existential philosophising. (more...)

BWW Review: STAGEright's TOXIC AVENGER – Fun but as Solid as Toxic Waste
by Jay Irwin - Sep 19, 2016

There's nothing wrong with a bit of mindless fun at the theater. Some of my happiest memories are sitting in a darkened theater laughing hysterically at Mormons or man eating plants or oversexed puppets. But while the fun in those instances may be base and mindless they were all still backed up by a well crafted and well put together show and that's where "The Toxic Avenger Musical", currently being offered from STAGEright, falls flat. Sure, it's goofy, in your face, over the top fun but appealing to our love of things a little bit gross and repeatedly calling someone a slut cannot replace good writing and pacing. (more...)

BWW Interview: Marlies Yearby of RENT at Winspear Opera House At AT&T Performing Arts Center
by Christina Hoth - Sep 19, 2016

Over the past 20 years, Jonathan Larson's RENT has become an iconic piece of American musical theater. As its anniversary tour is about to make its scheduled stop in Dallas, I had the immense pleasure of speaking with original choreographer, Marlies Yearby, about the past, process, and production of her work on this particular show. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Hope Davis On Thrillers, Escaping To London and David Hare's THE RED BARN
by Marianka Swain - Sep 19, 2016

Acclaimed American actress Hope Davis has starred in numerous independent films and TV dramas, from About Schmidt and American Splendour to In Treatment, The Special Relationship and Wayward Pines. She received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the original Broadway production of God of Carnage, and next month she returns to the stage in David Hare's new play The Red Barn at the National Theatre, directed by Robert Icke. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Winner Christian Hoff of THE MIDTOWN MEN Talks Bringing 1960s Music To A Wider Audience
by Gianluca Russo - Sep 16, 2016

Acclaimed 1960s throwback group The Midtown Men are back on tour this fall, performing at Schenectady's Proctors Theatre tonight. The group, composed of Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer, performed on Broadway together in Jersey Boys for three years before forming The Midtown Men. With having performed over 2,000 live shows together, the group couldn't be more thrilled to be back on tour and bringing the music of the 60s to audiences both new and old. Tony Winner Christian Hoff was kind enough to speak with us and tell us a little about why The Midtown Men hold a special part in his heart. (more...)

BWW Blog: Dayana Sanchez - It's Not Diversity, It's Exposure
by Guest Blogger: Dayana Sanchez - Sep 16, 2016

When we talk about a play or musical that speaks about a different culture, we can say that the production is about race and all that the race entitles. Whether or not it is speaking on love, achieving your dreams or posing a big question on humanity, we believe in it's diversity because it talks about a different experience. And we are content that there is a piece about this very culture because it relates in the most minuscule level of who we are.  (more...)

BWW Review: Adam Lambert and Queen Brought the Park Down in Tel Aviv
by Ronit Suzan - Sep 13, 2016

As part of their 2016 European Summer Festival Tour, this evening Queen and Adam Lambert performed at The Yarkon Park in Tel-Aviv in front of an audience of over 55 thousand people. (more...)

BWW Preview: Montreal Fall Theatre Season
by Marilla Steuter-Martin - Sep 12, 2016

The Montreal English theatre season is picking up again with the Segal Centre's My Name Is Asher Lev which opened over the weekend. The adaptation of Chaim Potok's 1972 novel follows the story of a young Jewish man whose artistic talent separates him from his traditional family and threatens his relationship with community and faith. My Name is Asher Lev runs from Sept. 11 to Oct. 2 with tickets starting at $45. (more...)

Carol Warner Burdick Pens THE ONE CONSTANT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Carol Warner Burdick brings us the tale of three friends in Upstate New York in the 1960s. (more...)

VIDEO: Robbie Amell & Rachael Taylor in Trailer for Netflix Original Film ARQ
by - Sep 1, 2016

Déjà vu? Netflix releases the trailer and key art for the upcoming original film ARQ, premiering on Friday, September 16 to Netflix members worldwide. Check out the trailer below! (more...)

BWW Review: THE MAIDS Misses the Mark at Mildred's Umbrella
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Jul 29, 2016

BWW Review: Mildred's Umbrella Present Jean Genet's THE MAIDS (more...)

BWW Review: Wondrous Ensemble in THE PITMEN PAINTERS at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Jul 27, 2016

Lee Hall's play ends the American Stage season with a bang; it's a lovely production. (more...)

LA Podcast Festival 2016 Set for Sofitel Los Angeles This September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Los Angeles Podcast Festival 2016 (aka LA Podfest 2016), featuring live recording sessions of dozens of popular podcasts, panel discussions, parties, a podcast lab, and stand-up comedy, will take over Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills from Friday, September 23 to Sunday, September 25, 2016. (more...)

BWW Blog: Casey Hebbel - A Fantastical Week at Transcendence
by Guest Blogger: Casey Hebbel - Jul 22, 2016

We have had a FANTASTICAL week at Transcendence!!! Not only did our Artists put together a magical show, FANTASTICAL FAMILY NIGHT, but our hearts were exploded on a daily basis by the amazing kids in our 2016 Transcendence Kids Camp!! Here to tell you all about it is Casey Hebbel... (more...)

Cast Announced for DIRTY DANCING at the Fox Theatre in March
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The producers of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage announced casting for the third year of the North American Tour, which coincides with the film's 30th anniversary. Christopher Tierney, having originally performed the role of Johnny Castle during the 2015 Toronto engagement, returned to the show during it most recent North American tour and will once again thrill audiences alongside the fast-rising young star Bronwyn Reed as Frances "Baby" Houseman.  (more...)

BWW Review: Unsettling, Haunting SANS MERCI at none too fragile
by Roy Berko - Aug 8, 2016

When the lights went off to signal the ending of none too fragile's production of Johnna Adams' unsettling, haunting, thought-provoking Sans Merci, my immediate reaction was, 'Oh, please fellow audience members, don't clap!' (more...)

Kentucky Arts Students 'Promised' One 'Boss' Experience
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

'Talk about a dream and try and make it real,' those are the words of one of the world's most popular rock and roll icons, Bruce Springsteen. (more...)

Casting for North American Tour of DIRTY DANCING Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The producers of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage announced casting today for the third year of the North American Tour, which coincides with the film's 30th anniversary.  (more...)

Six Flags and Samsung Introduce World's First Fully Interactive Roller Coaster Gaming Experience
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

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The Pit Announces Full Theatrical Run of ROOM 4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Academy Awards has a race problem. It's big. But the four black actors in Room 4 aren't particularly concerned with that, because they have a much bigger problem at hand. They've just realized they're stuck in a time loop, auditioning for the same 'Drug Dealer #2' role Over and Over. What once felt like a messed- up metaphor has become a literal existential nightmare. Get them out of there. (more...)

BWW Interview: Chay Yew Directs the Moving WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?
by Naomi Serviss - Aug 30, 2016

A one-man show written and performed by Brian Quijada delves into identity and the immigrant story, incorporating spoken word, rap, hip- hop, and live looping. (more...)

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Building Your Book of Audition Songs
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Aug 23, 2016

Even when an audition provides specific music to be prepared, you might be asked to 'bring your book.' Every performer requires a collection of songs that are ready to be sung at a moment's notice. In our industry, your 'book' is a physical binder that holds all of these songs, and is also the term for this repertoire of pieces that you have mastered and can perform with little or no preparation. (more...)

Mark Irlanda Pens 'The Legendary Tales of the Wizard III: Born of the Fire Belly'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Mark Irlanda, a father, coach, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'The Legendary Tales of the Wizard III: Born of the Fire Belly': a gripping and potent work that examines time and reality, while intriguing the reader through a fantasy of magic and dreams. (more...)

Guest Blog: Playwright Dave Hanson On WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT
by Guest Blogger: Dave Hanson - Aug 22, 2016

Playwright Dave Hanson on Beckett parody Waiting For Waiting For Godot at St James Theatre (more...)

MRT Opens with 45 PLAYS FOR 45 PRESIDENTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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BWW Review: Bountiful Storytelling in Surreal DUELS at 12th Avenue Arts
by Amelia Reynolds - Aug 22, 2016

There are dozens of different ways to tell a story, and budding production team amador/stokes may have used all of them in their vibrant, surreal production "DUELS", currently playing at 12th Avenue Arts. (more...)

HOW THE DEVIL BECAME PRESIDENT Announces Re-Release
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Author Eugene Shapiro re-releases his satirical work of fiction that offers the story line of 'How far-fetched would it be that a crass, New York hotel developer, (who's really the devil and never held a single public office), ends up running for president against a polished woman who's a Yale Law School graduate turned- Governor?' (more...)

Volunteers at Hackmatack Playhouse Run the Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

On a recent day, Julie McTague of Epping was showing ticket-holders to their seats at Hackmatack Playhouse. McTague is taking the summer off from acting but still wants to hang out at this theater on a farm in Berwick. (more...)

José Mateo Ballet Theatre Announces the Company's Fall Performances and the 2016/17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre announces its fall season, Impelling Forces, October 14-30, 2016 at The Sanctuary Theatre in Harvard Square, Cambridge.  The Company's 2016/17 Season features four distinct programs of original ballets that continue to rejuvenate the art form for 21st century audiences, including two Mateo premieres, plus the return of The Nutcracker to the Theatre District at The Cutler Majestic and The Strand Theatre in Dorchester. (more...)

BWW Review: Kate Baldwin & Graham Rowat Chart Out CONSTELLATIONS at Berkshire Theatre Group
by Justin J Sacramone - Aug 11, 2016

Nick Payne's Constellations uses the hypothetical existence of a multiverse and applies it to the coupling of Marianne and Roland Over and Over again. A multiverse is the scientific theory that challenges physics and suggests all consequences of our lives are living symmetrically on a plane and the outcome is an endless roll of the dice. We witness the action progressing them forward in life as it consistently resets, skews or diverts dramatically. Boy meets girl is no longer a simple narrative. What sounds like a storytelling gimmick, expediently becomes throbbing unsuspecting drama that is as intimate as is it vast. Perhaps I would have paid attention in high school science if it was taught to me this way. (more...)

Amazon to Debut Original Preschool Series THE STINKY & DIRTY SHOW on Prime Video, 9/2
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Amazon today announced its brand-new Amazon Original Kids Series, The Stinky & Dirty Show, is scheduled to premiere on Friday, September 2 on Prime Video in the US and UK, and in Germany, Austria and Japan later this year. (more...)

BWW Interview: Katherine Bottoms of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Actors' Repertory Theatre Of Simi
by Cary Ginell - Aug 10, 2016

Today we meet Katherine Bottoms, a young actress who we hope you will be able to see on stage some day before fame and fortune takes her away from us. Katherine was born in Palm Springs but has lived in Santa Barbara most of her life. Her father and three uncles were actors so it was only natural that Katherine would become one as well. She performed in musical theater at Santa Barbara High School and was attending Santa Barbara City College when she decided acting was what she was going to do with her life. While in high school, she got a manager and was driving to auditions in Los Angeles so often, she was missing class, so she put off her career until later. Now, at 23, she feels she is ready, and has been making solid appearances in a number of local productions. Her life has been a procession of one show after another ('my longest break was maybe a month'), with her latest being the ARTS production of Peter and the Starcatcher (see our review in this week's Simi Valley Acorn). In the show, she plays Molly, a wide-eyed, independent 13-year-old girl who embarks on an adventure with her father to deliver a trunk of magic star dust to a far-off island. Katherine's bubbly personality and infectious giggle make it easy to accept her as a teenager, but this is only one aspect of her versatility as an actress. (more...)

Black Violin to Bring 'Classical Boom' to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College opens its 2016-17 season on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8pm with the return of three-time Amateur Night at the Apollo winners Black Violin. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE Goes on Sale This Week at Cobb Energy Centre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Fox Theatre in partnership with the Cobb Energy Centre announced today that individual tickets for the return engagement of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale Friday, August 5 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

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