WOMEN AND WAR Month-Long Festival to Open in July
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Women and War is a month long festival examining the effect of warfare on women worldwide. (more...)

Radikal Records Releases Salt Ashes' Brand-New Single 'Save It'
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Brighton based singer-songwriter Salt Ashes is launching her new single, 'Save It,' today, Friday, May 6th on Radikal Records. (more...)

BWW Interview: Von Stade, Aldrich Sing Out on Heggie's 'Great Scott' - Part 1
by Erica Miner - May 4, 2016

I caught up with stars Kate Aldrich and Frederica von Stade at the SDO offices downtown (more...)

THEN SILENCE Announces Cast for Off-Broadway Run at The Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) will present the US Premiere of THEN SILENCE by award-winning Norwegian playwright Arne Lygre, translated by May-Brit Akerholt. Directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde, previews begin June 4 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. Opening night of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement is set for June 7. (more...)

BWW Review: THE FULL MONTY Sees The Phoenix Rise From The Ashes Of Six Lives
by Barry Lenny - May 3, 2016

Seeing the women of Buffalo going crazy over a performance by the Chippendale male striptease performers gives Jerry an idea. (more...)

VIDEO: Emily Deschanel Discusses Shipping Human Remains on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

On KIMMEL, Emily recalls the time she attempted to ship her grandparents' cremated Ashes through UPS. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

BWW Review: Stellar Performances in A COCK AND BULL STORY, Though the Production Itself Pulls its Punches
by David Fick - May 27, 2016

Even if A COCK AND BULL STORY ultimately pulls its punches. the two performances around which the production is built are stellar, most likely some of the best work South African audiences will see onstage this year. (more...)

BWW Interview: We Are All Irish!
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - May 24, 2016

'We are all Irish. Everyone loves the free, spirited, easy come-easy go air of the Irish, and this show makes everyone want to be Irish all the time - not just on St. Patrick's Day.' There is a twinkle in his eye, as Maine State Music Theatre's Artistic Director, Curt Dale Clark, utters those words. Immediately his sentiments are seconded by the show's director/choreographer, Marc Robin, and Portland Stage's Artistic Director, Anita Stewart, all three of whom will be joining forces to create Frank McCourt's play with music, The Irish and How They Got That Way, from August 16- September 4, 2016, at Portland Stage. (more...)

Mary Chapin Carpenter with Guest Rose Cousins Coming to bergenPAC, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Mary Chapin Carpenter with special guest Rose Cousins-Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

BWW Review: Paula Vogel's INDECENT, an Uplifting Drama of The Power of Theatre
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

The true story of a Yiddish play with a lesbian love scene was embraced in Europe, but censored in New York. (more...)

BWW Cabaret Conversation: For BWW Award Nominee RAQUEL CION, Life is All David Bowie, All the Time
by Remy Block - May 13, 2016

Raquel Cion's critically acclaimed cabaret show Me and Mr Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie, has it's final performance of the current run at The Slipper Room on Sunday (May 15) at 8 pm. Cion has been working throughout NYC as an actor, director, and singer for the past 20 years, and has won accolades for her evocative performances. Since she was a teenager, Cion has had a deep, abiding, reverential love for the musician David Bowie, which she incandescently brings to light in this show, as much a one-woman Off-Broadway presentation with a band as a cabaret show. I recently met with Cion at the Chocolate Room in Brooklyn, and true to form, Cion ordered a vanilla milkshake, laughing at her tendency to swim against the current. We discussed her creative and emotional process for initially creating the Bowie show, and then changing the show on the fly after her beloved Bowie died this past January at 69. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

SIXX:A.M.'s 5th Studio Album, 'Vol. 1 Prayers For The Damned' Debuts At #2 On The US Album Rock Charts & Top 5 Around The Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

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Vail Film Festival Announces 2016 Film Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

The 13th annual Vail Film Festival returns April 7-10 to one of the United States' premier ski destinations, Vail, Colorado. (more...)

Danny Lee Wynter, Tom Varey & Joseph Quinn Lead Jean Genet's DEATHWATCH at the Print Room
by Marianka Swain - Mar 9, 2016

The full cast is announced for the final production in the Coronet's spring season, DEATHWATCH, from April 11 to May 7. This new Print Room production of Jean Genet's powerful and provocative first play, in a translation by David Rudkin, marks its first major revival in almost 30 years. Deathwatch stars Danny Lee Wynter, Joseph Quinn, Tom Varey and Emma Naomi, and is directed by Geraldine Alexander, who received critical acclaim for the direction of her own play, Amygdala, at The Print Room's former space in 2013. The Coronet is also working with playwright David Rudkin on complementary activity around the production. (more...)

Mark Rylance, Ben Whishaw Among BAFTA TV AWARD Nominees; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Nominations for The British Academy Television Awards have been announced. The awards honor the very best in Television broadcast on British screens during the preceding year. (more...)

LIZARD BOY to Receive NYC Industry Reading at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

The new folk-rock musical Lizard Boy, which took Seattle by storm in it's world premiere at Seattle Repertory Theatre in 2015, will receive two private industry readings directed by Brandon Ivie (Jasper in Deadland) at Playwrights Horizons on March 10. (more...)

Full Cast Set for AFTER INDEPENDENCE at Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Papatango today announces the full cast for the world premiere of After Independence by May Sumbwanyambe. George Turvey directs Stefan Adegbola (Charles), Sandra Duncan (Kathleen), Peter Guinness (Guy) and Beatriz Romilly (Chipo) in the production which opens at the Arcola Theatre on 6 May, with previews from 4 May, and runs until 28 May 2016. (more...)

PerformInk Returns in Online Version
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

PerformInk is back! The trade publication, which ceased production in 2011, has emerged from the Ashes as an online publication and can be found at perform.ink. (more...)

Bland's THE EASTER RISING to Play Jermyn Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Easter Monday - a group of Irish nationalists stage a rebellion against the ruling British government in Ireland in an attempt to establish an Irish Republic. Some 1,600 rebels seize prominent buildings in Dublin and clash with British troops on the streets of the capital. Within a week, the insurrection is suppressed and more than 2,000 people are dead or injured. The leaders of the rebellion are executed. A few years later an Irish Free State is established. Yet, over the following century the events of that week and their immediate aftermath have cast a long shadow over Ireland and continue to shape Anglo-Irish relations today. (more...)

Malcolm Sinclair and Chris Peluso Join SHOW BOAT - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Malcolm Sinclair (Capt. Andy Hawks) and Chris Peluso (Gaylord Ravenal) will join original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck (Magnolia Hawks), Lucy Briers (Parthy Ann Hawks), Rebecca Trehearn (Julia La Verne), Emmanuel Kojo(Joe), Sandra Marvin (Queenie), Alex Young (Ellie May Chipley) and Danny Collins (Frank Schultz) in the West End cast of Daniel Evans' five star production of Show Boat. (more...)

Gene Watson Charts REAL.COUNTRY.MUSIC. on Billboard Top Country Albums
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Gene Watson blends traditional, organic country that purists long for in his new album, Real.Country.Music., available now across digital retailers. Watson's 33rd studio album charted at No. 72 on Billboard Top Country Albums and is No. 1 on Amazon's best-selling classic country albums. (more...)

Damian Woetzel's DEMO Series to Continue at Kennedy Center, 4/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Damian Woetzel continues his DEMO series uniting artists around a common theme, April 22-23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. This installment of the multi-genre series features Memphis jookin' dance pioneer Lil Buck, along with fellow jooker Ron "Prime Tyme" Myles, and musicians Sandeep Das (tabla), Johnny Gandelsman (violin), Cristina Pato (gaita), Wu Tong (sheng), David Teie (cello), and singer, song-writer, and multi-instrumentalist Kate Davis. This adventurous cast of musicians and dancers will explore, through their performances, the worlds they came from, collaboratively reinventing their own instruments and art forms around the theme of Place. (more...)

Michael Bolton, John Caparulo & More at bergenPAC on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

?New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: Mary Chapin Carpenter-Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 8PM; Chris Cornell Acoustic: Higher Truth Tour-Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 8PM; Michael Bolton-Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 8PM; and John Caparulo Mad's Dad Tour-Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 18, 2016 at 10AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Emmy Winner Kim Zimmer to Star in OLD LOVE NEW LOVE at Luna Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Luna Stage is proud to present the world premiere of Old Love New Love, a new play by Laura Brienza. Old Love New Love, the final show in the company's 2016-2017 season, is a funny, moving, and life-affirming play about the challenges of caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's Disease. The cast of seven is led by Emmy Award-winning actress Kim Zimmer . (more...)

Effie Miri Announces IRAN, HOW A CULTURE DEVELOPS PATHOLOGY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Effie Miri, Ph. D., a mother, doctor in psychology, professor, Iranian native, American citizen, has completed her work 'Iran, How a Culture Develops Pathology: The Pathology in Transition': a gripping and potent work about life, love and reflection. (more...)

LIZARD BOY Gets NYC Industry Reading at Playwrights Horizons Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The new folk-rock musical LIZARD BOY, which took Seattle by storm in its world premiere at Seattle Repertory Theatre in 2015, will receive two private industry readings directed by Brandon Ivie (Jasper in Deadland) at Playwrights Horizons today, March 10. (more...)

Fedde Le Grand Releases Full Studio Album 'Something Real'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

After months of anticipation, and with excitement at fever pitch, Dutch superstar DJ Fedde Le Grand has released his fourteen-track studio album 'Something Real', out now via Ultra Music. (more...)

Chips Hardy's BLUE ON BLUE to Play Tristan Bates Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

You can't go crippling yourself in a caring society. They won't stand for it. (more...)

Scoop: THE GRINDER on FOX - Today, March 1, 2016
by - Feb 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE GRINDER, airing on FOX on today, March 1, 2016! (more...)

David Tallerman Announces THE SIGN IN THE MOONLIGHT: AND OTHER STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Since the release of his novel 'Giant Thief', described by one reviewer as 'one of the finest débuts of 2012', David Tallerman has rapidly built a reputation for bucking all trends when it comes to the brevity of new authors. At a time when both readers and critics are crying out for wholly-unique classic horror stories that don't succumb to recycling of the same-old concepts, Tallerman is once again stepping up to the plate with gusto. (more...)

Christine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King to Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics moves to center stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts when Anthony Giardina's searing political comic drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION opens for a limited run in May. (more...)

PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY Marathon Coming to FX
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

FX will air the limited series THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY in its entirety this Saturday April 9 beginning at 2 PM e/p with a commercial-free broadcast of the first episode. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tech Talk with Set Designer Lisa Laratta
by Frank Benge - Apr 7, 2016

One of the more clearly visible technical aspects of a show for average theatre-goers is the set. What isn't quite as clear is just what goes into the creation of the world the characters inhabit in the play you are seeing. Set design, sometimes called scenic design, is the art of designing and creating the sets used in plays or movies. At times, designing can be as simple as arranging a few pieces of furniture on a stage. That type of set design is not what one things of, however, when one talks to set designer, Lisa Laratta, the subject of this edition of Tech Talk. (more...)

Tickets to Maine State Music Theatre's Summer Season on Sale 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Maine State Music Theatre will begin selling individual show tickets to the summer season on April 27, 2016. This summer the professional theatre will again present four main stage shows, including two regional premieres. Season ticket subscriptions are currently on sale, remaining the best way to ensure seats for all four shows, as MSMT anticipates record-breaking attendance. (more...)

Garden State Film Festival 2016 Winners
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The Garden State Film Festival was thrilled to announce the festival's 2016 award winners and honorees during Sunday's annual highly-anticipated black tie awards ceremony in the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. (more...)

CANDY'S CABARET LIVE Set for La Boheme, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

With all the recent, tragic news of arts funding cuts, a new collaboration dares to rise defiantly from the Ashes, starting this May 8 at La Boheme, Adelaide's original home of Cabaret, in Grote Street. (more...)

Radikal Records Announces Upcoming Release by Emerging Artist Salt Ashes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Emerging singer Salt Ashes will be releasing her new single, 'Save it,' on Friday, May 6th, 2016 on Radikal Records. (more...)

BWW Review: Fall Head-Over-Glass-Heels in Love with CINDERELLA at Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 27, 2016

Adorable, utterly romantic, and thoroughly winsome, this stage adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is, admittedly, a wonderful surprise---filled with dazzling stage ingenuity; a dreamy, sweeping classic score by two legendary titans of musical theater; a revised, 21st-Century-tinged new book by playwright Douglas Carter Beane; magical Tony Award-winning costumes from the great William Ivey Long that will have you wondering 'how'd they do that?' and, lastly, an ensemble cast of terrific actor-singers that will have you cheering its inevitable happy-ever-after. And, if you're anything like me, you too will be easily swept up by its visual and musical loveliness and its endearing, sweet love story.The Broadway musical's Equity National Tour---now in its last weeks---has finally winded itself back to So. Cal., this time for a two-week stay at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through May 1, 2016 (the tour then moves on from here to its final scheduled week-long stop at San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre through May 8). (more...)

Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown Join Forces to Co-Headline Fall's Biggest Arena Rock Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown are partnering to co-headline the biggest Fall Arena Rock Tour 2016 produced by Frank Productions/NS2/ CMoore Live (more...)

Norwegian Ibsen Award Winner's THEN SILENCE to Open Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) will present the US Premiere of THEN SILENCE by award-winning Norwegian playwright Arne Lygre, translated by May-Brit Akerholt. Directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde, previews begin June 4 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. Opening night of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement is set for June 7. (more...)

Joe Hill Set for Writers on a New England Stage, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Music Hall's Writers on a New England Stage series presents award-winning, New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill with his latest work of fiction, THE FIREMAN. From the author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to Ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman. (more...)

2K Announces Mafia III Launching October 7, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

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Busy Start to 2016 for Junkets - Junkets10Series Launch, 10th Birthday Celebration, Awards and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

It has been a busy couple of months for Junkets, with the independent publishing company recently holding the Junkets10Series launch along with its tenth birthday party, adding several new titles to its catalogue and celebrating its authors and compilers in awards ceremonies across the country. (more...)

OCPA to Present A SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

On the last Saturday in April, the Orange County Playwrights Alliance brings theatregoers A Sunday Kind of Love. This new full-length play from Erica Bennett kicks off OCPA's 2016 series of staged readings of longer works from OC dramatists. Giovanni Ortega (Pomona College, East West Players) directs a cast featuring Jim Astle, Heather Enriquez, Kai Fitzer, Brenda Kenworthy and Gerardo Villa-Lobos. The play also features an original song composed by Loretta Grikavicus of OC acoustic duo Sugar Sugar. (more...)

Brian Mullin's WE WAIT IN JOYFUL HOPE to Play Theatre503 This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Brian Mullin's debut drama is a frank and wry portrait of modern feminism, friendship and one extraordinary woman, determined to take on the world. WE WAIT IN JOYFUL HOPE is a funny and touching exploration of religion and capitalism in contemporary America. (more...)

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON: JEKYLL AND HYDE to Run 5/14-6/12 at The Berkeley City Club
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Central Works 2016 Season continues on May 14th with the world premiere of Gary Grave's  Robert Louis Stevenson: Jekyll and Hyde (May 14 to June 12). (more...)

Phizzical's BRING ON THE BOLLYWOOD to Play Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Phizzical Productions in association with the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry present Bring on the Bollywood, a brand new Bollywood musical combining influences from British classical literature and contemporary Bollywood style. (more...)

truTV Announces April 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Tuesday, April 5 HACK MY LIFE ¬Ė New Episode ¬Ė Tuesday, April 5, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT Hacks for Work and Play: Brooke and Kevin discover the best ¬Ė and most unconventional (more...)

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