Boston Children's Museum Hosts Mini Maker Faire Event, 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Boston Children's Museum announced that major sponsors have signed on for the first Boston Mini Maker Faire event on Saturday July 23, 2016. Sponsors include Google, CBS4 Boston, National Grid, Velcro Companies, Autodesk, Vertex, MAKE Magazine. A diverse group of 'Makers' will inspire and inform visitors with exhibits incorporating robots, LEGO, science, boat building, Japanese wood working, art, design and more. Maker exhibitors include NOVA and Design Squad Global from WGBH; Design Museum Boston; Boston University's FIRST Robotics Team; Museum of Science; Einstein's Workshop; EASE Lab at Olin College of Engineering; Google Making and Science; Artisan's Asylum. The Boston Mini Maker Faire will be held outside of the Museum on Fort Point Channel. (more...)

Further Casting Announced for Boxing Drama THE ROYALE at The Tabernacle
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

Jude Akuwudike, Franc Ashman and Martins Imhangbe will join the cast of THE ROYALE, alongside Nicholas Pinnock, who plays Jay 'The Sport' Jackson - the first black heavyweight boxing champion of the world. (more...)

Frances Conroy to Lead Spike's New Scripted Series THE MIST
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Frances Conroy has signed on to star in Spike's new scripted series 'The Mist.' From TWC-Dimension Television (TV) based on the classic Stephen King novella, THE MIST goes into production this summer and airs in 2017. (more...)

FX Announces Innovative Art Installation 'FXhibition' for 2016 Comic-Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

FX Networks is headed to the City in Motion, bringing innovative activations and live entertainment to San Diego this July. FX Networks will take center stage at Hilton Bayfront Park during San Diego Comic-Con (more...)

Hollywood Fringe Encore! Producers' Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Encore! Producers' Awards returns for the seventh year with extended runs of the best of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, running July 8 through August 20, 2016 at ten Hollywood venues. Produced by Combined Artform, this year's extensions feature an exciting selection of exceptional ensemble and solo work at Actors Company, Asylum @ Studio C, Asylum @ McCadden Place Theatre, Asylum @ 6470, Lounge Theatre, Los Angeles LGBT Center, The MET Theatre, Sacred Fools Theatre, The Complex and Three Clubs. With multiple shows per venue each weekend and the special deals and gatherings at Three Clubs bar, the action-packed atmosphere of the Hollywood Fringe Festival vibe will continue through August. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming season launching this September. The season opens with Counting Stars by award-winning playwright Atiha Sen Gupta which will transform the stage into a studio format nightclub installation for this funny yet heart-breaking tale directed by Associate Director at Stratford East, Pooja Ghai. (more...)

The Everyman & Playhouse to Present THE STAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

A new entertainment by Michael Wynne, The Star, will mark Liverpool Playhouse's 150th anniversary this Christmas in honour of its origins as a Music Hall venue. Directed by Philip Wilson, the production will feature Michael Starke. At the Everyman Associate Director Nick Bagnall's effervescent take on The Two Gentlemen of Verona sets the action in a colourful and musical 1960s. Desmond Barrit will appear alongside Maggie Steed as Mrs Malaprop in Sheridan's elegant comedy of manners The Rivals at the Playhouse. (more...)

CPT Announces New Fall Season - GROWN UP, MERRYVILLE and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

CPT heralds the arrival of a new season with a jam-packed line up designed to satiate all your innovative theatrical desires. With theatre/gig mash ups, MP rap battles, valiant attempts to smash the patriarchy, solve the housing crisis & sort out Europe, plus kids taking over the stage to lay down how it really is, this Autumn you won't want to be anywhere else. (more...)

Adam Berry & Amy Bruni to Host New Desination Series KINDRED SPIRITS
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

KINDRED SPIRITS (wt) will premiere in 2016 exclusively on Destination America following the fearless duo as they help real families tormented by paranormal activity at home, with the added stress that the spirits may be their own late family members. (more...)

Destination America Orders KINDRED SPIRITS, Hosted by Adam Berry & Amy Bruni
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Destination America today announced that it has begun production on an all-new series hosted by world-renowned ghost hunters Adam Berry and Amy Bruni. KINDRED SPIRITS (wt) will premiere in 2016 exclusively on Destination America following the fearless duo as they help real families tormented by paranormal activity at home, with the added stress that the spirits may be their own late family members. Scared by the mysterious happenings but hesitant to pick up and leave their homes, these families have turned to two of America's leading paranormal investigators to capture evidence, try to guide the wayward spirits into the light, and bring closure to each home. (more...)

TNC's 40th Street Theater Tour ELECTION SELECTION, OR YOU BET! Begins in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company will open its 40th annual tour August 6 with 'Election Selection, or You Bet!,' a rip-roaring musical in which three everyday New Yorkers are galvanized into community activists. Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 18. Book, lyrics and direction are by Crystal Field; the musical score is composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks. (Schedule follows at bottom of this document.) (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com for 6/26/2016 - 7/3/2016
by BWW - Jul 3, 2016

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SUICIDE SQUAD Original Motion Picture Score to Be Released 8/8
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

WaterTower Music today announced the August 8, 2016 release of the Suicide Squad: Original Motion Picture Score, which features the music of British composer Steven Price (“Gravity,” “Fury”). (more...)

International HOME AWAY Festival Coming to Glasgow This October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Ten years ago, the National Theatre of Scotland launched with Home, a project inviting ten communities from across Scotland to express what Home meant to them, to reflect on their place in the world. (more...)

The Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival Announces 2016 Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the finalists of the 2016 summer one-act play competition. (more...)

Nat Geo Channel Orders Season 2 of Critically Acclaimed Series BREAKTHROUGH
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

National Geographic Channel announced today the greenlight of a second season of the critically acclaimed global series BREAKTHROUGH, executive produced by Imagine Entertainment and Asylum Entertainment. (more...)

Cast Announced For 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS At Shakespeare's Globe
by Edward Baker - Jul 25, 2016

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce casting for 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS, co-adapted by Michael Morpurgo and Globe Artistic Director Emma Rice. After a critically acclaimed 2015 run at Kneehigh's Asylum, Emma Rice's family show will be brought to London for the first time, before embarking on a major international tour of the UK and US. It tells the story of the rehearsed D-Day landings in Devon's Slapton Sands, and stars Katy Owen as the heroine Lily, Mike Shepherd as her grandfather, Adam Sopp as the evacuee Barry, and Nandi Bhebhe and Ncuti Gatwa as American soldiers Harry and Adi. (more...)

Attorney Edgardo Martinez Expands Practice with 2 New Offices
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

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German Refugee Volunteer to Discuss Crisis at Amos Fortune Forum this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

 Susanne Wentzler, who has been on the front lines of the refugee crisis in Germany, will be the fourth speaker for the 70th season of the Amos Fortune Forum. Her talk is entitled: 'The German refugee crisis, a threat or an opportunity? Reflections from an engaged volunteer' and will be presented on Friday, July 29th at 8pm at the historic Meetinghouse in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 7/25/2016 - 7/29/2016
by BWW - Jul 24, 2016

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 7/25/2016 - 7/29/2016! (more...)

Destination America to Present 2-Hour Event PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, 10/28
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

From the network that delivered the first-ever live televised exorcism last fall, comes the two-hour PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN HALLOWEEN SPECIAL (wt), premiering Friday, October 28 at 9/8c only on Destination America. (more...)

Illinois Radio Personality, Bobbie Jean Ashley, Releases CHARLI'S FALL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

NEWTON, Ill., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ WIKK-FM (103.5, The Eagle) personality Bobbie Jean Ashley is no stranger to writing fiction having previously penned the Sabine and the Spirit Box series, but she has really outdone herself with her latest five-star effort Charli's Fall. (more...)

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company Announces 2016-17 Season With Plays by Naomi Wallace, Emily Mann
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playhouse Creatures will commence its 6th Concert Performance of the original rock opera, Lady Monday, at the TACT Studios on 900 Broadway at 19th Street. Full event details, below. (more...)

SHIP OF FOOLS, DARK CIRCUS, PROTOTYPE and More Set for HERE's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

HERE has announced its 2016-2017 producing season, featuring three HERE Resident Artist world premieres, two international presentations from HERE's renowned Dream Music Puppetry Program, the fifth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, where HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). (more...)

Print Room at The Coronet Announces Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Artistic Director Anda Winters today announces Print Room at the Coronet's forthcoming season running through until December 2016. The season opens with Tennessee Williams' A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, directed by Michael Oakley. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September, and runs until 7 October. (more...)

Collaborations Theatre Group Presents A NEST OF SKUNKS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Collaborations Theatre Group returns with the premiere of an award winning Australian play, a dark and sticky thriller about Asylum seekers sheltering in a house that proves to be anything but safe. (more...)

Good Chance Announces Summer Events At Somerset House And Southbank Centre
by Edward Baker - Jul 12, 2016

Good Chance have today announced two Encampment events at Somerset House on the north bank of the Thames this summer. In addition, they are delighted to confirm award-winning actress Cush Jumbo and prize-winning journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown will be included in the Encampment line-up at Southbank Centre, as previously announced, taking place inside the iconic Good Chance Dome, direct from the Calais 'Jungle' refugee camp from 30 July to 7 August. (more...)

AXS TV Pays Tribute To The King With Premiere of Original Film, ELVIS LIVES!, 8/16
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Get 'All Shook Up' with AXS TV, as the network partners with cult film production company The Asylum (the SHARKNADO franchise, Z NATION) to unveil its first-ever made-for-television movie, ELVIS LIVES! (more...)

BWW Review: Monty Python is Alive and Well at the Overtime
by Backstage Bunny - Jul 11, 2016

Fans of Monty Python will have a great time at the Overtime Theatre's production of 'Black: A Comedy of Bubonic Proportions' - a production which marks a promising debut for Morgan Clyde, who wrote the play as a first-time playwright, and Sarah Goodwin as a first-time director. (more...)

Good Chance to Host New Events at Somerset House & Southbank Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Good Chance have today announced two Encampment events at Somerset House on the north bank of the Thames this summer. In addition, they are delighted to confirm award-winning actress Cush Jumbo and prize-winning journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown will be included in the Encampment line-up at Southbank Centre, as previously announced, taking place inside the iconic Good Chance Dome, direct from the Calais 'Jungle' refugee camp from 30 July to 7 August. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Tennessee Williams's A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR at The Print Room
by Marianka Swain - Aug 9, 2016

Artistic Director of The Print Room at the Coronet Anda Winters today announces the full cast for Tennessee Williams' rarely performed A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR, which opens the theatre's new Autumn season. Michael Oakley directs Debbie Chazen as Bodey, Hermione Gulliford as Helena, Laura Rogers as Dorothea and Julia Watson as Miss Gluck. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September and runs until 7 October. (more...)

Reelz Announces Fall 2016 Programming Slate ft. New & Returning Shows
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

REELZ today announced a fall programming slate packed with new original series and specials in addition to the return of viewer favorite original series. (more...)

BWW Review: A NEST OF SKUNKS SMELLS ALL TOO REAL FOR SOCIETY - Worth Watching at Depot Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Aug 8, 2016

What if the lucky country's luck ran out? Australia has not in the past fifteen years that terrorism has been a key issue all around the globe experienced an act of terror on home soil. We have lost many in overseas massacres, but Australia has been a haven from bombs, shootings and kidnappings during the modern wave of terrorism, which makes it only a matter of time essentially before the events of A Nest of Skunks are likely to unfold. Adapted from Roger Vickery's short story about two Australians who have escaped a detention centre, thrust upon the mercy of a covert network of safe houses, it has translated very strongly on stage with the subtle nuance of Travis Green's direction. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com for 7/31/2016 - 8/7/2016
by BWW - Aug 7, 2016

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Nicholas Christopher, Kerstin Anderson Set for Podcast Recording of Ryan Scott Oliver's DARLING Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

On September 19, Hamilton's Nicholas Christopher will play Peter in a complete concert presentation of Darling, Ryan Scott Oliver's dark deconstruction of Peter Pan. (more...)

Syfy to Premiere New Thriller INCORPORATED, 11/30
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Announced today from the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Syfy has set a Wednesday, November 30 premiere date for its original series INCORPORATED. (more...)

Exhibitions of the Week: Modernism Unbound with Burle Marx at the Jewish Museum, Moholy-Nagy at the Guggenheim
by Patrick Kennedy - Aug 29, 2016

Two masters of shape and color across media bring their creations to Manhattan -- and prompt museum-goers to see modernism anew. (more...)

TWEED TheaterWorks to Present MARAT/SADE to Benefit The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Some of the most important playwrights and performers in avant-garde theater present staged readings of new works in progress at the intimate, ultimate downtown theatrical event: Writers Block 2016 presented by Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project to showcase the vision of contemporary writers, performers and artists, many of whom got their start in the nightclubs, seminal performance spaces, and theaters in the EV/LES. (more...)

The Crucible Studio Set to Host THE DUCHESS OF MALFI and TANJA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The Crucible Studio hosts two compelling plays highlighting the strength and courage of women this September - The Duchess of Malfi (Iyalode of Eti), an African reimagining of a Jacobean tragedy, from Monday 26 - Wednesday 28 September and TANJA, a story of bravery in the midst of prejudice on Thursday 29 September. (more...)

Britney Spears Biopic In the Works at Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Lifetime has ordered the two-hour biopic Britney (working title), detailing the tumultuous story of pop icon Britney Spears' rise to fame, fall from grace and eventual triumphant resurrection, firmly securing her position as one of the world's greatest entertainers. Production begins this September in Vancouver for a 2017 premiere on Lifetime. (more...)

Horse Head Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of THE JUDGMENT OF FOOLS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Absurdities abound in 2016, so this fall Horse Head invites you to blow off some steam, knock back a few and tell us what you really think. (more...)

Ventriloquist Conrad Koch Brings His New Comedy Show to The Baxter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

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PBR Streetgang to Release 'Shade' This Fall via Crosstown Rebels
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Closely following strong releases on both Futureboogie and Craig Richards's Ship To Shore label this summer, PBR Streetgang make their debut on Crosstown Rebels with 'Shade', a collection of music that proves there is no stopping the UK duo right now. (more...)

America Opera Projects to Present COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

This fall, contemporary opera producer AMERICAN OPERA PROJECTS (AOP) will present COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES 2016, a concert of opera scenes from ten artists emerging in the world of contemporary opera. Audiences will get a first look at six wildly different new works that range from imagining moments in the lives of famous people such as Sigmund Freud and Mabel Dodge Luhan or events taking place in a spaceship, an Asylum, and a uterus. The composers Matthew Barnson, Carlos R. Carrillo, Nell Shaw Cohen, Marc LeMay, Cecilia Livingston, and Sky Macklay and librettists Edward Einhorn, Duncan McFarlane, Emily Roller, and Mark Sonnenblick, were chosen by AOP to spend a year creating new works in its bi-annual fellowship program Composers & the Voice (C&V). (more...)

Cast Announced For Revival of Caryl Churchill's BLUE HEART
by Marianka Swain - Aug 16, 2016

Casting has been announced for first major revival of Caryl Churchill's BLUE HEART, nearly 20 years after its Royal Court premiere, co-produced by Tobacco Factory Theatres and the Orange Tree Theatre. Blue Heart brings them together to work again with key creatives David Mercatali and Angela Davies, who have worked on previous projects with both organisations. The play runs at Tobacco Factory Theatres 22 September-1 October, and at the Orange Tree Theatre 13 October-19 November. (more...)

L.A. Performance Artist Rachel Mason to Release Single Tigers in the Dark'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Renowned performance artist and musician Rachel Mason, freshly signed to Los Angeles-based Cleopatra Records, has announced her forthcoming single 'Tigers in the Dark', along with an accompanying video, directed by Matthew Spiegelman and choreographed by Haylee Nichele. This is the first single from the forthcoming album 'Das Ram'.The single, which is due out on September 9, will be followed by the 'Das Ram' LP, to be released digitally by Cleopatra Records and on limited edition cassette by Practical Records.  (more...)

Blake Sugarman's SCREAM OF THE BUTTERFLY to Play The Brick
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Brick is overjoyed to announce our first resident artist of the 2016-2017 season: Blake Sugarman. (more...)

Boston Children's Museum Hosts Mini Maker Faire Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Boston Children's Museum announced that major sponsors have signed on for the first Boston Mini Maker Faire event on Saturday July 23, 2016. Sponsors include Google, CBS4 Boston, National Grid, Velcro Companies, Autodesk, Vertex, MAKE Magazine. A diverse group of 'Makers' will inspire and inform visitors with exhibits incorporating robots, LEGO, science, boat building, Japanese wood working, art, design and more. Maker exhibitors include NOVA and Design Squad Global from WGBH; Design Museum Boston; Boston University's FIRST Robotics Team; Museum of Science; Einstein's Workshop; EASE Lab at Olin College of Engineering; Google Making and Science; Artisan's Asylum. The Boston Mini Maker Faire will be held outside of the Museum on Fort Point Channel. (more...)

TBS Orders Half-Hour Comedy Pilot WORLD'S END, Starring Wanda Sykes
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

TBS has ordered a pilot for WORLD'S END, a half-hour comedy pilot written by Jonathan Ames (Bored to Death) and starring Hamish Linklater (The Big Short,) and Wanda Sykes (Black-ish). (more...)

BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD at Shaw Festival
by Michael Rabice - Aug 1, 2016

From it's ominous sounding opening organ chords, Stephen Sondheim makes it clear that you are in for a macabre evening of theatre as his masterpiece SWEENEY TODD begins. What sounds almost too gruesome to be appropriate for a musical has over the years had audiences and critics alike arguing whether this is a musical comedy or opera. Since it's 1979 premiere it has been staged world wide by some of the most notable Opera companies in the world, from English National Opera to the Paris Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago. An updated staging is happening this summer at the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York with noted Wagnerian bass Greer Grimsley playing the title character. (more...)

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