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The New World Symphony Announces New Work Program Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy (NWS), will perform its sixth annual New Work program-dedicated to commissioning and premiering new pieces from high-profile and developing artists across a range of genres, intersecting music with theater, dance, poetry, video, lighting, and other art forms-on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the New World Center. The program will include a new Michael Tilson Thomas-led and -conceived stage production of Niccolo Castiglioni's Inverno In-Ver, the premiere performance of an orchestral version of Oscar Bettison's Lights in Ashes led by NWS Conducting Fellow Dean Whiteside, and the world premiere of a New World Symphony commission from John Supko, composed for viola and electronics. (more...)

Showtime Australia Presents BOWIE: ASHES TO ASHES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

???????Bowie: Ashes to Ashes will take audiences on a trip through the musical mystery and creative genius of one of the world's most revered artists, David Bowie. (more...)

Scoop: MODERN FAMILY on ABC - Wednesday, March 15, 2017
by - Mar 4, 2017

Get all the scoop on MODERN FAMILY, airing on ABC on Wednesday, March 15, 2017! (more...)

Lost J.B. Priestley Play THE ROUNDABOUT to Make U.S. Debut at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of THE ROUNDABOUT written by J.B. Priestley, directed by Hugh Ross, and part of Brits Off Broadway. Produced by Cahoots Theatre Company, The Other Cheek & Park Theatre, THE ROUNDABOUT begins performances on Thursday, April 20 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 28.  Press Opening is Sunday, April 30 at 3 PM. (more...)

b current Welcomes New Artistic Director Catherine Hernandez
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Board of Directors of b current, the hotbed for culturally-rooted theatre creation, announced today the appointment of a new Artistic Director: Writer, performer, and producer Catherine Hernandez, an artist with a ten-year association with the company. (more...)

BWW Review: Top 10 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Retellings
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Mar 14, 2017

Since we're celebrating A Week of Beauty and the Beast all week, of COURSE I want to tell you about my ten favorite retellings! Dive into these great novels while you count down to the new movie! Are you ready to see what I've come up with? (more...)

Clarence Darrow Symposium to Explore Populism
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Famed attorney Clarence Darrow, inspired by his defense of Patrick Prendergast in Chicago in the 1890s, became attracted to a burgeoning populist movement. The Debs Rebellion, named for labor organizer Eugene Debs, was in full force, and Darrow began to see how judges were under the control of corporations. "The experience left him angry and alienated," author John A. Farrell writes in his biography of Darrow.  (more...)

Surflight Theatre Will Reopen This Summer with New Management
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

According to Press of Atlantic City, local favorite Surflight Theatre will reopen following two quiet seasons. The theatre closed in 2015 after a failed restructuring in 2013. Surflight's upcoming season is scheduled for June 23rd starting with a production of FOOTLOOSE. Also slated for the season are shows such as NEWSIES, HAIRSPRAY, and MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. (more...)

Deaf Havana's 'All These Countless Nights' #1 Album on UK iTunes Charts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

UK act, Deaf Havana arrive today with their expansive new record, 'All These Countless Nights,' a diverse and staggering achievement for the band that has garnered attention from Alternative Press, Paste Magazine, Billboard and more. (more...)

Sky Katz Teams Up with Heavy Metal Band 'Unlocking the Truth'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

When it comes to crossing genre lines from hard rock and heavy metal to rap and hip-hop, plenty of bands have made successful crossover hits from Jay Z and Linkin Park to Public enemy and Anthrax. (more...)

Richard Gere, NORMAN Screening to Open 34th Annual Miami Film Festival; Lineup Announced!
by Movies News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Acclaimed box office star, producer and humanitarian Richard Gere will open the 34th edition of Miami Dade College's Miami Film Festival on March 3, 2017, followed by an Opening Night Gala screening of his new film, Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, directed by 2-time Oscar-nominated Israeli filmmaker Joseph Cedar, with the KORBEL Opening Night Party to follow at Miami's Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building. (more...)

Upcoming JONAH AND OTTO Offering Student Tickets at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Specially priced student tickets are now available for JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman. (more...)

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is announced today. Joining Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who play husband and wife Martin and Stevie in Ian Rickson's production, will be Jason Hughes as Martin's oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. (more...)

Old Sturbridge Village Announces Winter Theatrical Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

 Members of the programming staff at Old Sturbridge Village announce an exciting new theatrical experience that the Village will present this winter. In February, Old Sturbridge Village introduces an innovative, new way to experience New England's premier living history museum: Midwinter Mischief. (more...)

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Performing at SOPAC 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Formed in a West African refugee camp, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars have risen from the Ashes of war to bring the world songs of hope, faith and joy. The South Orange Performing Arts Center is proud to present this extraordinary band on February 15 at 7:30 p.m.  Acclaimed Jazz radio station WBGO on-air hostSheila Anderson will moderate a Q&A after the performance.  A multi-faceted author, producer and jazz lover, Anderson is the host of "Late Night Jazz," WBGO's Saturday night show that takes listeners on a musical journey that personifies her passion for the genre. (more...)

Emerging Electronic Singer-Songwriter Salt Ashes Unveils 'Save It' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Emerging UK electronic singer-songwriter Salt Ashes has released the brooding music video for “Save It,” which is the lead single from her self-titled debut album that was released in July 2016. (more...)

New Winter Theatrical Performance at Old Sturbridge Village
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Members of the programming staff at Old Sturbridge Village announce an exciting new theatrical experience that the Village will present this winter. In February, Old Sturbridge Village introduces an innovative, new way to experience New England's premier living history museum: Midwinter Mischief. (more...)

Mystery Writers of America Announces the 2017 Edgar Award Nominations; Gala to Take Place in NYC, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Mystery Writers of America celebrates the 208th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe by announcing the Nominees for the 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2016. The Edgar Awards will be presented to the winners at the 71st Gala Banquet, April 27, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. (more...)

VIDEO: New Rehearsal Video of JONAH AND OTTO Debuts Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

A new video offering a sneak peek into the first week of rehearsals for the New York premiere of JONAH AND OTTO, made its debut today on YouTube. (more...)

Sheena Metal Introduces I AM RAISING THE VIBRATION OF THE NATION (AND THE WORLD)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Sheena Metal, an entertainment icon who has anchored numerous radio shows for over 20 years in Los Angeles and was named one of Talkers Magazine's Frontier Fifty (an exclusive selection of outstanding talk media webcasters) has founded I Am Raising the Vibration of the Nation (and the World), a new peace movement in response to the division and distress across the country since last November's presidential election. Along with a new radio program and blog, Metal will be inaugurating Facebook Live video posts and YouTube segments. There will also be a monthly event at the Filmmakers Gallery in Long Beach, CA. The radio program made its debut on Monday, January 9 and will air every Monday night from 7-9pm PT. The website is now live and the blog will follow later this month. (more...)

JONAH AND OTTO by Celebrated UK Playwright Robert Holman Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, is set to open tonight (Wednesday) at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. Under the direction of Geraldine Hughes, JONAH AND OTTO stars Sean Gormley and Rupert Simonian. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Announces 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is thrilled to announce the 2017/2018 Season which includes the Premiere Mainstage Series, The Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series in the Tell Studio Theatre, and the Eichmann Family Series. The season will follow an unprecedented season of record-breaking productions. Next season will continue to welcome returning and new audiences to distinctive high-caliber productions that continue the Fulton tradition of "Engaging Life Through Art." (more...)

BWW Opera Review: THE GREAT COMET Walks the Broadway-Opera Tightrope Brilliantly
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 7, 2017

During the opening sequence of NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812--the extravagant, whirlwind of a show now playing at Broadway's Imperial (how fitting) Theatre--I couldn't help thinking how the Met could learn a thing or two from a show like this. No, I don't mean encouraging the audience to have a glass or two of vodka too many to drink. Rather, it's how it uses an immersive setting, dazzlingly created by scenic designer Mimi Lien, to draw the audience in closer. (more...)

Photo Flash: UK Playwright Robert Holman Hosts Talkback at JONAH AND OTTO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman is making his New York debut with Jonah and Otto, which officially opens tomorrow evening (Wednesday) at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. This past Saturday, Holman and the show's creative team hosted a very special post-performance Q&A with the audience. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Celebrated UK Playwright Robert Holman to Host Talkback at JONAH AND OTTO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman is making his New York debut with JONAH AND OTTO, which officially opens next Wednesday, February 8th at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. (more...)

Gate Theatre Announces Extension For GROUNDED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The Gate Theatre today announces an extension for its critically acclaimed, smash-hit production of George Brant's Grounded which is returning to the Gate following two previous sell-out runs.  The production, starring Lucy Ellinson, now runs for an extra week until 25 March.  (more...)

2017 Bard Music Festival to Explore CHOPIN AND HIS WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Parisian culture, Polish politics, and the piano are the focus of this summer's annual Bard SummerScape festival, with seven weeks of music, opera, theater, dance, film, and cabaret keyed to the theme of the 28th Bard Music Festival, 'Chopin and His World.' (more...)

BWW Special Feature: Top Ten Highlights from the Glamorous and Ebullient kykNET Fiëstas!
by David Fick - Feb 27, 2017

The kykNET Fiestas were presented at an ebullient ceremony at the Artscape Theatre Center on Thursday night. Broadcast live on kykNET, the evening was a suitably extravagant affair that honoured the best in Afrikaans theatre, classical music and visual arts. David Fick counts down his top ten highlights of the event. (more...)

JONAH AND OTTO Takes Final Bow Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, will conclude its acclaimed limited engagement tonight(Saturday) at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. Under the direction of Geraldine Hughes, JONAH AND OTTO stars Sean Gormley and Rupert Simonian. (more...)

JONAH AND OTTO to Conclude Acclaimed Limited Run Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, will conclude its acclaimed limited engagement tomorrow evening, February 25th at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. Under the direction of Geraldine Hughes, JONAH AND OTTO stars Sean Gormley and Rupert Simonian. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rupert Simonian Chats Off-Broadway's JONAH AND OTTO
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2017

British stage and screen star Rupert Simonian (Peter Pan, The Constant Gardener, To Kill a Mockingbird, Punk Rock) is making his off-Broadway stage debut in the New York premiere of Robert Holman's JONAH AND OTTO. Hear what he had to say about his role and more in the video below! (more...)

BWW Review: Humanity's Heartbreak Revealed at OTW's Tragic WOMEN OF TROY
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 23, 2017

In a play more than 2000 years old written by Euripides titled The Trojan Women, Dale Gutzman's Off the Wall Theater (OTW) reimagines their Women of Troy set in the 1920's. Gutzman worked several years to adapt the play inspired by a Don Taylor translation revealing the aftermath of the infamous Trojan War through a women's eyes, the prisoners and refugees shipped to another city. These were the women who survived when their brothers, fathers, husbands and sons were slaughtered by the Athenians, after the legendary Trojan horse 'birthed blood' that flowed into Troy's streets. (more...)

Robert Holman's JONAH AND OTTO to Take Last Off-Broadway Bow This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, will conclude its acclaimed limited engagement this Saturday evening, February 25th at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. (more...)

Moving Arts presents Two (End of the) World Premiere Apocalyptic Plays! BURNERS and APOCALYPSE PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

MOVING ARTS is thrilled to announce two (End of the) World Premiere apocalyptic plays BURNERS, written by Terence Anthony and directed by Sara Wagner and APOCALYPSE PLAY, written by Cory Hinkle and directed by Darin Anthony. BURNERS will preview on Thursday, March 9 at 8pm; will open on Friday, March 10 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 2, 2017 & APOCALYPSE PLAY will begin previews on Wednesday, March 22; will open on Friday, March 24 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 15, 2017 at the Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rhea Perlman Cheers the Cast of JONAH AND OTTO Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Rhea Perlman, four-time Emmy winner for her role as Carla Tortelli on NBC-TV's long-running comedy smash 'Cheers,' caught a recent performance of the Off-Broadway hit Jonah and Otto and she visited with the company after the show. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BENGHAZI BERGEN-BELSEN, Based on the Novel by Yossi Sucary, Coming to La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

An epic romance retrieves from oblivion the lost story of the Holocaust of Libyan Jews in 'Benghazi Bergen-Belsen,' a play by Lahav Timor that is inspired by the Brenner Prize-winning 2016 novel of the same name by Yossi Sucary, the first book about Jews in World War II Libya. The play is translated from Hebrew by Inbal Timor and directed by Michal Gamily. La MaMa Theatre will present its world premiere run March 23 to April 9 in its Downstairs Theater, 66 East Fourth Street, Manhattan (East Village). (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID at Broadway In Louisville - Down Where Its Wetter
by Keith Waits - Feb 20, 2017

Down Where its Wetter (more...)

Los Lonely Boys, Kris Kristofferson and More Coming Up This March at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The following acts are performing at City Winery Chicago (1200 W. Randolph St) throughout the month of March. (more...)

Find Out What Audiences Have to Say in a New JONAH AND OTTO Video
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Critics and audiences are raving about Off-Broadway's newest hit JONAH AND OTTO. Just some of the comments made by this week's patrons were caught on video which debuted today on YouTube. (more...)

EXIT LAUGHING Opens this Weekend at Carpenter Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Like Golden Girls meets Steel Magnolias, the characters are truly 'characters.' When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the 'girls,' what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? (more...)

Rasmus Faber Releases 'We Laugh We Dance We Cry' via Radikal Records
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Today, February 17, 2017, Swedish DJ, producer, and pianist Rasmus Faber celebrates the North American release of his single “We Laugh We Dance We Cry,” which has been made available by Radikal Records. (more...)

Ryan Adams and His Band to Play Eccles Theater This June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Today Ryan Adams released his first album of all new original material since 2014's Ryan Adams. The launch of Prisoner coincides with the announcement of a tour for Ryan Adams and his band. The tour includes a show on June 18 at the brand-new Eccles Theater in downtown Salt Lake City. (more...)

New Zealand Bicycle Film Festival Ready to Roll in Wellington, 28 March to 8 April 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

A festival of films devoted to the bicycle and all who ride is gearing up to be the torque of Wellington from 28 March to 8 April 2017. (more...)

RED VELVET, COPENHAGEN and More Set for Lantern Theater Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Lantern Theater Company announces its upcoming 2017/18 season, which will include an ambitious and eclectic mix of classical, contemporary, and new work for the stage. (more...)

Clarence Darrow Symposium to Explore Populism
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Famed attorney Clarence Darrow, inspired by his defense of Patrick Prendergast in Chicago in the 1890s, became attracted to a burgeoning populist movement. The Debs Rebellion, named for labor organizer Eugene Debs, was in full force, and Darrow began to see how judges were under the control of corporations. "The experience left him angry and alienated," author John A. Farrell writes in his biography of Darrow.  (more...)

The Elephant Theatre Company presents GOD'S WAITING ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Elephant Theatre Company presents Robert Austin Rossi's heartfelt World Premiere dramaGod's Waiting Room where prejudices collide with the past and present in issues of sexuality, religion, intolerance and love. Renowned Los Angeles theatre Director, David Fofi directs this award-winning cast. LA stage veterans Kathleen Garrett stars along with Jeremy Glazer, Mark Adair-Rios, Randy Vasquez and Charlie Pacello. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Announces 17-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

 Pittsburgh Opera announces its 2017-18 season, the company's 79th. The season continues Pittsburgh Opera's tradition of performing world-class productions from old favorites to exciting new works. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Announces its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera announces its 2017-18 season, the company's 79th. The season continues Pittsburgh Opera's tradition of performing world-class productions from old favorites to exciting new works. (more...)

Performances Begin Tonight for JONAH AND OTTO at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, begins performances tonight (Wednesday) with the official opening set for next Wednesday, February 8th at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. Under the direction of Geraldine Hughes, JONAH AND OTTO stars Sean Gormley and Rupert Simonian. (more...)

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