BWW Review: MATILDA, Not Everything It is Cracked Up To Be at State Theatre
by Roy Berko - May 9, 2016

Matilda Wormwood is a precocious five-year old who loves to read and has the ability to perform telekinesis. She also likes to meet life's obstacles. She comes from a family in which her father wanted a male child, so he calls her 'boy,' has a mother who didn't know she was pregnant and when Matilda came along was irritated because it interfered with Mrs. Wormwood entering dancing competitions and carrying on an affair with her dance instructor, and whose fellow students think she is odd because she likes school and knows all the answers. (more...)

TransGaming Proposes Change of Business to a Real Estate Financing Company
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

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BWW Interview: Tech Talk with Dresser Paula Gilbert
by Frank Benge - May 9, 2016

Anytime you see a tour of a Broadway show, the talent happening right before your eyes is just the tip of the Broadway iceberg. Lurking behind the scenes is a whole crew of insanely gifted folks who also contribute to the spectacle on stage. One of those people is Paula Gilbert, who works here in Austin as a dresser for tours that come to Austin. They are called quick changes for a reason. At most touring shows, there's a crew of dressers running around backstage with a needle and thread in their pockets for last-minute repairs and safety pins clipped to their sleeves. There are ensemble dressers, who attend to a large group of people, holding up pants while chorus members step into them and swiftly shoving shoes onto feet. Then there are star dressers, who only focus on a leading player. We talked to Paula to find out what she does, why she loves it and how she keeps calm and collected when things go seriously wrong. (more...)

BWW Recap: Everyone is an 'Oathbreaker' on GAME OF THRONES
by Jessica Naftaly - May 9, 2016

This week's episode of Game of Thrones aired on Mother's Day, perhaps as an ironic detail of seeding spread throughout the episode in the same vein that Tyrion killed Tywin in season 4 on Father's Day. The episode, entitled “Oathbreaker,” had it's share of deaths and gore, but seemingly shed light on three of our characters whom can be considered “oathbreakers” of sorts. (more...)

BWW Review: Ann Hampton Callaway's Ardent BUT BEAUTIFUL Thrills Birdland
by Alix Cohen - May 6, 2016

I don't know when Ann Hampton Callaway started this chapter of her life, but she's emphatically in a new one. The artist savors every note, propelled headlong into her songs with uncommon exuberance. Signature authority extends not only to stellar scat but to enacting selected material. Accompanied by The Ted Rosenthal Trio (Ted Rosenthal, piano; Martin Wind, bass; Tim Horner, drums), Callaway shines luminous at Birdland (where I saw her latest show Wednesday night and which continues for two more shows Friday and Saturday night at 8:30 and 11 pm). (more...)

Gregory S. Moss's INDIAN SUMMER Starts Next Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin next Friday, May 13 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons world premiere production of Indian Summer, a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion; punkplay; Billy Witch; La Brea; Orange, Hat & Grace; House of Gold). (more...)

BWW Review: EPAC Delivers a Classic HELLO, DOLLY!
by Marakay Rogers - May 5, 2016

You know it. You love it. You want to sing along to it. Hello, boys, Dolly's back. (more...)

Bravo's Travel Docu-Series TOUR GROUP to Return on New Night, 5/10
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

Bravo Media's TOUR GROUP returns to a new night on Tuesday, May 10 at 10PM ET/PT. The luxury travel docu-series follows “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “Below Deck Mediterranean,” which airs immediately before at 8PM ET/PT and 9PM ET/PT, respectively. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Understudying on Broadway: Part One - Nuts and Bolts
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 5, 2016

Those of you who have seen Bright Star know what a tour de force the role of "Alice Murphy" is for our Tony/Drama Desk/Outer Critics Circle-nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. And while she seems to be indefatigable, ever in great voice, and able to do eight brilliant and emotional shows a week, plus any number of extracurricular appearances, it's only a matter of time (or vacation) before "Alice Murphy" will fall into the hands of one or both of her understudies, who have been preparing diligently for the big task. Lucky for us, those two women are the super-talented and highly experienced Sandra (Sandy) DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks, who, in their regular Bright Star tracks, carry an already heavy load as members of the ensemble, acting, singing, dancing, and set-moving their way through almost every scene in the show.  (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting $5 Lottery Entries for INDIAN SUMMER's First Preview
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Wednesday, May 4, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of INDIAN SUMMER, a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion; punkplay; Billy Witch; La Brea; Orange, Hat & Grace; House of Gold).  (more...)

New Report Finds Teens Feel Addicted to Their Phones, Causing Tension at Home
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

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BWW Review: Spectacular FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Shines Its Way Into Your Heart at the Norris Theatre
by Shari Barrett - May 3, 2016

Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler on the Roof is one of the most beloved stage musicals of all time which so magically weaves music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable historical experience. The Tony Award-winning musical has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its treasured tale of family and tradition, especially to those of us who can trace our origins back to the small Jewish Shtetels in Eastern Europe at the turn of the 20th Century. (more...)

BWW Interview: Simon Gleeson Talks LES MISERABLES' Return to the Singapore Stage This June
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - May 23, 2016

Simon Gleeson has always been very vocal about how he grew up to the music and the stirring plot of LES MISERABLES. Now as the lead actor in one of the most acclaimed touring productions of the Alain Boublil and Claude Michel Schonberg legendary musical, his primal recollections of the show still remain deeply rooted in him, just as his portrayal of Valjean is most assuredly deeply emblazoned onto the subconsciousness of audiences who have had the privilege to see him in this musical theater role of a lifetime. (more...)

BWW Review: Fine Performances Make TREVOR Must See Theatre
by Frank Benge - May 23, 2016

Using true events as source material, TREVOR by Orange is the New Black writer Nick Jones, is at once witty, hilarious and gut-wrenching. The story is about former show biz chimp Trevor (Jason Newman), a 200-pound chimpanzee, and his owner Sandra (Rebecca Robinson), who has an almost maternal attachment to him. At the core, the play is a look at misunderstood communication. Sandra thinks she knows what Trevor is thinking, but the audience is aware of how far off she actually is. Trevor is almost singularly focused on returning to his show biz existence when he worked with Morgan Fairchild (Rebecca Pearcy) in a 'commercial about water bottles or possibly paper'. It is this communication failure that leads to mounting tensions and the ultimately tragic ending. Consider just how frustrating it is not being able to truly communicate with the person you depend on. Yes, this happens in human relationships all the time, but when you make one of the elements in the equation an animal with violent tendencies, both the tension and the very real chance for disaster rise exponentially. (more...)

BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Runway Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West - May 22, 2016

In 2007, Dunken Sheik and Steven Sater's rock musical SPRING AWAKENING took home eight of the eleven Tony Awards it was nominated for, including the coveted Best Musical award. It was bold, new, edgy - and it caught the hearts and minds of everyone who saw it. Although the current local production at Runway Theatre is unlikely to be held to the same standards, the audience reaction to the company's opening night performance was every bit as excited about the show as the audiences in New York. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at INDIAN SUMMER at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Playwrights Horizons presents Indian Summer, the world premiere of a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion, punkplay, Billy Witch, La Brea, Orange Hat Grace, House of Gold), directed by Carolyn Cantor (Fly by Night, The Great God Pan, After the Revolution, Essential Self-Defense at PH; Pumpgirl; Orange Flower Water; Stone Cold Dead Serious). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, the play is the sixth and final production of the theater company's acclaimed 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

BWW Seeks Editors in Boston
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com is currently seeking talented theater enthusiasts to help feature coverage in Seattle. (more...)

The Human Race Theatre Company to Stage MASTER CLASS, 6/9-26
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

? The Human Race rounds out its 2015-2016 season with the 1996 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Master Class. One of the opera world's greatest legends takes center stage as Maria Callas gives three aspiring singers a rough introduction to the reality of performing. During a voice master class at the Julliard School, this controversial personality-now in the twilight of her career-remains fearless as she looks back upon her life-the triumphs and heartbreaks, the egos and ambitions, the glories and the scandals. This biographic drama presents a revealing look at a commanding diva and the sacrifice for art. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with THE LITTLE MERMAID, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, and MARY POPPINS, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

BWW Review: ALMOST HOLY is Challenging Look at Vigilante Priest in Ukraine
by Marakay Rogers - May 19, 2016

Ghenadiy is your typical Russian Orthodox priest. With boxing gloves, a van, and midnight raids on drug houses, where he kidnaps the children hanging in them. Is this any way to run a children's charity? He thinks so. Do we? (more...)

George London Foundation Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Upon the conclusion of the 20th year of its celebrated recital series, which was marked with a gala in April featuring some of opera's most prominent American and Canadian stars, the Foundation announces its 2016-17 season of events. (more...)

The CW Announces 2016-17 Fall Schedule
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

The CW Network presented its 2016-17 schedule to advertisers, affiliates and national media at New York City Center in New York City today, kicked off by the rock band Fitz and the Tantrums performing their hit singles “Handclap” and “The Walker.” (more...)

3 Simple Swaps With California Hispanic Dairy That Take Snacks and Dishes From OK to Ol'
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

California's rich Latin culture and heritage help make the state the country's leading producer of Hispanic-style cheese and dairy products. To recognize all of these flavorful products that bring authentic flavors to Latin favorites and new life to everyday meals, the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) is celebrating May as Hispanic Dairy Month. (more...)

BWW Review: Studio's Stylishly Unsettled HEDDA GABLER
by Benjamin Tomchik - May 18, 2016

Studio has presented another facet, to perhaps, one of the theaters most multifaceted characters. (more...)

BWW Review: MY PARIS at Long Warf Theatre
by Melinda Zupaniotis - May 18, 2016

There's a bone disease called 'pycnodysostosis', but it's more commonly known as Toulouse-Lautrec Syndrome. It means that the density of one's bones is irregular, and usually results in an abnormal growth of digits or appendages. In the case of the actual Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, it meant that his legs were shorter than normal, and his general stature was fragile. (more...)

BWW Review: Mongiwekhaya's I SEE YOU / NGIYAKUBONA / EK SIEN JOU / NDIYAKUBONA Negotiates Essential South African Territory
by David Fick - May 18, 2016

Mongiwekhaya's I SEE YOU / NGIYAKUBONA / EK SIEN JOU / NDIYAKUBONA places the issue of reconciliation within and between black communities within the wider context of South Africa's fractured rainbow nation - an image that was perhaps more idealistic than true. (more...)

Hedgerow Theatre to Present THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS, 5/26-6/26
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

?Hilarious chaos will abound on the Hedgerow Theatre stage when The Servant of Two Masters gets to work from May 26 to June 26 in director Aaron Cromie's world premiere adaptation of the Carlo Goldoni classic farce. (more...)

ARM Drives the Future of Premium Mobile Computing with a Multicore Test Chip Based on 10FinFET from TSMC
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

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Matthew Stefan Grzelak Releases THE LAST GERMAN SOLDIER
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Matthew Stefan Grzelak, a devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'The Last German Soldier': a gripping and potent journey of intrigue, mystery and manipulation with several unexpected moments. (more...)

MADI WOLF to Release 'Lucky' Available Now On Spotify & iTunes 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Los Angeles-based pop starlet MADI WOLF is feeling pretty lucky these days. Her new single, 'Lucky' first premiered last week (5/12) on TwistMagazine.com, which dubbed the song 'catchy' and 'a fun new jam to add to your playlist,' before landing on Spotify and racking up nearly 5,000 spins to date. (more...)

Roadblocks to Making Omnichannel a Reality in Brazil
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

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The Linux Foundation's New Training Bundle to Increase Career Mobility for SysAdmins
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

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BWW Review: Rodgers and Sondheim's DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Elegantly Presented By Encores!
by Michael Dale - May 12, 2016

The 1965 musical version of Arthur Laurents' THE TIME OF THE CUCKOO is the only Rodgers and Sondheim musical. (more...)

SYDNEY SINGS Festival to Launch in July
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Today Leo Schofield AM and Jarrod Carland, together with the NSW Government launched an exciting new cultural event - to be staged exclusively in Sydney - SYDNEY SINGS. (more...)

Aragon Research Names Sonic Foundry a Leader in Enterprise Video for Comprehensive Vision and Collaborative Technology
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

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BWW Review: Sport For Jove's Production Of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Continues To Question Society's Views On Women
by Jade Kops - May 11, 2016

Sport for Jove's interpretation of William Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW highlights that society hasn't come that far since the 16th Century. (more...)

West Coast Salmon Farmers Manage Evacuations With Blackline Safety Technology
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

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GeckoSystems' Japanese JV Securing $1,000,000 for Eldercare Companion Robot R&D
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

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twoXAR Joins Stanford University in Hunt for Medicines Targeting Rare Diseases
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

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Willie K, Mike Lewis & More Coming to Blue Note Hawaii in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, May begins with a bang with a music legend - Queen of Funk Chaka Khan Mother's Day week, followed up with guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and ground breaking acoustic guitarist Andy McKee in a series with local ukulele show openers Kalei Gamiao and Taimane Gardner, culminating with Christopher Cross. May also brings and a host of local talent including Willie K, Mike Lewis, Robert Cazimero, the Hawaii Jazz All-Stars, the Honolulu Jazz Quartet and a Mele Mei Celebration with Henry Kapono and Friends. Blue Note Hawaii also continues Gospel Brunch every Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. showtime, with doors opening at 11:00 a.m. (more...)

BWW Review: Hershey Theatre RAGTIME is All Too Timely
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 28, 2016

The rich versus the working class. Immigrant crises. Police clashing with rioting African-Americans. Women discovering their independence. Celebrities in your face. Is it 2016 or 1916, and how do you know? (more...)

FreeStuff Baby Announces the Launch of their New and User-Friendly Website
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

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BWW Review: CHARM at Mixed Blood Theatre Charms with a Powerful True Story and Ground-Breaking Casting
by Jill Schafer - Apr 27, 2016

Sometimes theater is more than just theater. Sometimes theater is about giving a voice to people whose voices are not often heard. Sometimes theater is about increasing our understanding of people who seem different than us, but who really are the same. Sometimes theater is about giving everyone a chance to see their lives and experiences reflected back at them, validating their existence and importance in the world. Mixed Blood Theatre's work often checks all of the above boxes, As Is the case with the new play CHARM by Phillip Dawkins. Inspired by the true story of a transgender woman who teaches a charm school to homeless and at risk transgender youth, CHARM premiered in Chicago last fall, but Mixed Blood's production is the first to include five transgender actors in the cast, which lends an air of poignant authenticity to this moving, funny, and at times difficult story. (more...)

FARO Announces Appointment of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Commercial Officer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

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BWW Seeks Enthusiastic Music Contributors
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theater site on the net, is currently seeking talented enthusiasts to contribute original content to our Music site. (more...)

ASPHostPortal.com Proudly Announces DotNetNuke 8.0.1 Hosting
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

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Frank Zappa's 'Lumpy Money Project/Object' Set & More to Debut 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Frank Zappa's 3-CD Lumpy Money Project/Object set and his 2-CD Road Tapes, Venue #1 and Road Tapes, Venue #2performance albums will be reissued, and Road Tapes, Venue #3 will debut on May 27 from Zappa Records/UMe. All four titles will be available on CD and digitally. (more...)

Final Comedy Night at Playhouse on Park Set for 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Comedy Night at Playhouse on Park: Don't Miss The Last Laughs of Season Seven on May 21! (more...)

BWW Review: Crown City Theatre Revives THE FANTASTICKS
by Don Grigware - Apr 25, 2016

The longest running musical in the world The Fantasticks is always at its best when produced and performed with simplicity. When I first saw it in New York in the 60s, it was performed in a cabaret space against a brick wall, with the suspension of a paper moon above. You can't get much simpler than that. In their revival Crown City Theatre keep it simple with minimal blocking from director Lisaun Whittingham and boasting a fine cast... (more...)

BWW Review: THE GHOSTS OF LOTE BRAVO at Unicorn Theatre
by Alan Portner - Apr 25, 2016

Dark Fantasy Drama about life on the Mexican side of the border (more...)

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