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New Jersey Performing Arts Center (Newark, NJ)
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Newark, NJ 07102

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Based on a story developed with Susan Yankowitz

"Baby" tells the story of three couples on a university campus as they deal with the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of this universal experience. There are the college students, barely at the beginning of their adult lives; the 30-somethings, having trouble conceiving but determined to try; and the middle aged parents, looking forward to seeing their last child graduate from college when a night of unexpected passion lands them back where they started.



BWW Review: WOYZECK, Old Vic
by Jenny Gilbert - May 25, 2017

The very survival into the 21st century of an unfinished play written by a 23-year-old in 1836 is an extraordinary thing, made more extraordinary by the grimness of its subject. Even to call Georg Buchner's text a play - 'the world's first working-class tragedy' - is a bit of a stretch. (more...)

The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Marking an incredible milestone of presenting 'stars under the stars,' the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presented by Bank of America with Swedish Fish, JLL, WeWork, and Time Out in association with Bryant Park Corporation, celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a New York themed line-up. (more...)

Bergen County Players Presents STANDING ON CEREMONY THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Bergen County Players (BCP) concludes its 84th season with a staged reading of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. Conceived by BCP alum Brian Shnipper and directed by Mark Rinis, this anthology of monologues and short plays began as a series of benefit events in Los Angeles, taking on a life of their own as an inspiring theatrical evening. The show will only run two nights, June 10 and 11 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office during regular box office hours.  (more...)

Majestic Theater Announces New 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater hopes to "rock your world" of entertainment with its 2017-2018 Celebrity Season. "Every year I try to book a line-up of shows featuring popular headliners, as well as introducing the stars of tomorrow," said Jeffrey W. Gabel, the Majestic's Founding Executive Director. (more...)

'A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' to Be Released 11/3
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

On November 3, A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be released by Sony Music's Legacy Recordings in partnership with Roy's Boys LLC, the Nashville-based company founded by the late icon's sons to administer their father's catalog and safeguard his legacy. (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down Trump's Visit with the Pope
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

Donald Trump went to the Vatican to meet the Pope yesterday. On last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, host Jimmy Kimmel decided to break down how that went. (more...)

VIDEO: U2 Gives Surprise Performance of 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For'
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

U2 talked about the Manchester attacks, getting advice from Bruce Springsteen, how they got their start, Donald Trump, the possibility of a new album, and the time Jimmy listened to their concert from a parking lot. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, June 15, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, June 15, 2017! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 25th, 2017 - THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 25, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The new musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR bows tonight at Abingdon! (more...)

DIRTY DANCING Reboot Fails to 'Lift' ABC to Ratings Win on Wednesday Night
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

ABC's reboot of the 1980's classic film DIRTY DANCING did not deliver a strong rating's performance Wednesday night, coming well below the Season Finale of CBS's SURVIVOR. (more...)

Chicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game written by D.L. Coburn, featuring Jeff Award winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, and directed by Ross Lehman. (more...)

BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING Steams Up Heinz Hall
by Dylan Shaffer - May 25, 2017

It's the classic story of Baby and her family vacation to Kellerman's resort. The sun is hot, the family activities are campy, and the dancing is dirtier than ever. The staged version of the 1987 movie of the same name, Dirty Dancing is a surprisingly sensational show. (more...)

Ron Pope: Billboard Premieres 'Bad For Your Health' Video
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Billboard is premiering Nashville-based independent artist Ron Pope's new video for the track “Bad For Your Health.” Read their interview with him [HERE] and watch/share the video [HERE]. (more...)

Ina Garten Launches BAREFOOT CONTESSA: COOK LIKE A PRO on Food Network 5/28
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

In BAREFOOT CONTESSA: COOK LIKE A PRO, Ina will help viewers bring their cooking to the next level, by sharing foolproof recipes and tips for delicious food made easy. (more...)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd's 'Baby Got Gone' Video Premieres at CMT
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The video for “Baby Got Gone,” the first single from Lay It On Down, five-time Grammy nominee and critically acclaimed guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd's forthcoming ninth album, is premiering on TV via CMT Music and online at CMT.com. (more...)

Hans Zimmer vs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike for 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Digital Soundtrack
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, who in the last year alone have had two No. 1 hits on Billboard's Dance Club Songs Chart, have created HANS ZIMMER VS DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE 'HE'S A PIRATE', which is the sole bonus track on the upcoming digital version of the soundtrack for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEADMEN TELL NO TALES (more...)

NJ Civic Youth Ballet Announce PETER AND THE WOLF and New Original Ballet THE MAGIC TOY SHOPPE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet will present two wonderful ballets for children of all ages at the Sitnik Theater, on June 4th at 4:00. (more...)

There's a New Boss In Town! THE BOSS BABY Arrives on Digital HD, Blu-ray/DVD This July
by Movies News Desk - May 24, 2017

DreamWorks Animation invites you to meet a most unusual Baby when THE BOSS Baby, the “wildly funny” adventure comedy of the year arrives on Digital HD July 4 and on Blu-ray and DVD on July 25. (more...)

BWW Review: A Beautiful 'BUTTERFLY' Alights in St. Louis
by Steve Callahan - May 24, 2017

(Thus review first appeared on KDHX, St. Louis.) The wonderful Opera Theater of St. Louis has opened its forty-second season with a deeply satisfying production of Giacomo Puccini's 'Madam Butterfly'. Opera Theatre has grown to be among the world's first rank of opera producers. Audiences and reviewers come from all across America and from five continents around the globe. This production of Butterfly is right up there with their best. (more...)

Broadway Producer Goes to Court After Failed Casting of Keira Knightley, Al Pacino, Miley Cyrus and More
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Gary Oldman, Miley Cyrus, Keira Knightley and Al Pacino will not be coming to Broadway, after all. (more...)

BWW Review: Ebony Rep's FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is the Summer Party You Don't Want to Miss
by Ellen Dostal - May 24, 2017

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its successful Broadway run in an out-and-out stellar revival at Ebony Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles. It's the summer party you don't want to miss! (more...)

Cockpit In Court Summer Theatre to Kick Off with FOREVER PLAID
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Cockpit In Court Summer Theatre kicks off its Forty-Fifth season with a 1950s flair.  For eight performances only June 10-25, Cockpit will present its first musical Forever Plaid. (more...)

FILL THE HALL Food Drive to Return to The Music Hall for Third Year
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Music Hall, dubbed "the beating cultural heart of the New Hampshire Seacoast," (The Boston Globe) is showing its heart on Saturday, June 24, when it opens its doors and asks the community to help fill every seat in the Historic Theater with bags of food for Gather's (formerly The Seacoast Family Food Pantry) Summer Meals 4 Kids  program during the third annual Fill The Hall Food Drive. (more...)

Jessica Grove and James Snyder to Play Title Roles in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season kicks off with a two-week run of Disney's beloved family classic musicalBeauty and the Beast. Performances are Tuesday, June 20 through Sunday, July 2 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

ICE CREAM to Temper Steamy Nights at Can Can Kitchen and Cabaret This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Nothing says summer like hot weather and ice cream, so who can't get behind steamy nights and an ice cream theme! Seattle's own Can Can Kitchen and Cabaret invites you to its latest effervescent, dance-crazed spectacle, ICE CREAM, the historic venue's kick-off to the summer season. (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHELORETTE on ABC - Monday, May 29, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE BACHELORETTE, airing on ABC on Monday, May 29, 2017! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Play Final West End Performance in August; Tour to Open in September
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, based on the early life and career of legendary singer songwriter Carole King, will complete its run at the Aldwych Theatre on 5 August 2017.  (more...)

Longtime Basketball Analyst Dick Vitale Signs Deal through 2020 with ESPN
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

Longtime ESPN basketball analyst Dick Vitale – one of the most influential and vibrant personalities in the history of sports television – has signed a contract extension with ESPN through the 2019-20 season. (more...)

VTA Announces Summer Cool Films Series
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association's announces the 2017 Summer Cool Films Series line-up running July 8-August 28, plus titles for Reel Late at the Vic late night movies and daytime Family Films!  Passbooks for the series are on sale now at Ticket Center Stage.  Call (937) 228-3630, toll free (888) 228-3630 or purchase online at www.ticketcenterstage.com. (more...)

Wafia's '83 Days' Debuts Today, Playing NY and LA This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

'83 Days,' the first solo release from rising Dutch-Iraqi vocalist and songwriter Wafia, premieres today listen here. (more...)

A BRIEF, ENDLESS LOVE to Premiere at Dallas Comedy House
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Dallas Comedy House is proud to announce the premiere of A BRIEF ENDLESS LOVE, by Matt Lyle, opening June 2nd. Reviewing press are invited to attend the show on June 2nd at 9:00 p.m. at the Dallas Comedy House Mainstage Theater - 3025 Main St • Dallas, TX. Arrangements can made for other dates. (more...)

Eliot Feld's KIDS DANCE to Feature Dances by Feld, Careless and More
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Eliot Feld's KIDS DANCE, called 'a New York City treasure' by The New York Times, makes its annual visit to The Joyce for six performances, June 8-11.   The remarkably poised, scrupulously schooled, and impeccably rehearsed whiz-kids, numbering 60, ages 11-17, will delight audiences young and old with Feld classics Meshugana Dance and The Jig is Up, along with two Feld works created especially for Kids Dance: Upside Dance and the new Pointing, a premiere for four young ladies en pointe.  (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Updates Immigration Musical AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), currently producers of the Tony-nominated 'Indecent,' and the company responsible for last season's hit musical 'The Golden Bride,' kicks off its record-making 103rd consecutive season with 'Amerike - The Golden Land,' a high-energy musical journey of the American immigrant experience. (more...)

RELATIVITY Adds A Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of (more...)

The Happy Together Tour to Return to Mayo Center This June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Celebrate the best music of the sixties and seventies when The Happy Together Tour returns to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

21 Theatre Announces 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Discover 5 shows you won't want to miss at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 21 theatre's electrifying 2017 season of music & musicals. (more...)

HSA Dance Student Isabella Soto Lives Her Dream with American Ballet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Isabella Soto is an extraordinarily gifted young dancer of color, and a dance and music student at Harlem School of the Arts (HSA). (more...)

24 Hours Left to Donate at Prizeo and Win the Ultimate Tony Awards Experience
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Prizeo, the online giving platform that democratizes giving at any income level, has partnered with the 71st Annual Tony Awards, to host a special sweepstakes that gives one lucky winner the chance at the Ultimate Tony Awards Experience. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 22, 2017
by - May 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre Celebrates its 45th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre invites you to "get out of the heat and into a seat" to celebrate its 45th season in residence at CCBC Essex.  This summer's series includes "Arsenic and Old Lace," "Forever Plaid," "Sister Act," and "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." Cockpit performances are held in the Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd. Subscriptions and individual tickets are available from the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-2787 (ARTS) or online at www.ccbcmd.edu/cockpit. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Winning Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler Talks ABC's DIRTY DANCING & Finding an Honest Connection to the Music
by Courtney Savoia - May 22, 2017

Award-winning dancer, choreographer, and director, Andy Blankenbuehler, has worked on some of the most groundbreaking musicals of all time, including Hamilton and In the Heights, and has used movement to connect to the complex and beautiful truth of the human condition. His current project, choreographing the long-anticipated ABC revival of one of the most classic movies of all-time, Dirty Dancing, has allowed Blankenbuehler to keep flexing his artistic muscles, and enter into a world of increased depth and discovery with its cherished characters. Since the original first debuted, Blankenbuehler was moved by its powerful themes of strength, liberation, love, and allowing the art of dance to serve as a powerful voice. (more...)

BWW Talks to HAMILTON & DIRTY DANCING Star J. Quinton Johnson + Watch Exclusive Clip from ABC Reboot!
by Caryn Robbins - May 22, 2017

Below, Johnson discusses ABC's highly anticipated DIRTY DANCING reboot, plus as a special bonus, BWW shares an exclusive clip of the actor performing 'When I'm Alone' from the movie premiering Wednesday, May 24 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC. (more...)

WRITERS AVENUE Returns to The Courtyard in Hoxton
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

WRITERS AVENUE THEATRE COMPANY, founded by its Artistic Director, Sandra Thompson-Quartey, specialises in finding, developing and staging new plays by first-time writers.   In June 2017 Writers Avenue will be moving into the award-winning Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton, London and will be programming work for the main theatre which features 130-150 seats within a highly flexible space.  (more...)

Bernadette Peters to Talk Storied Career in 'Profiles in Creativity' Series at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Kennedy Center today announces that acclaimed three-time Tony Award-winning actress and star of the Kennedy Center's celebrated 2011 production of Follies, Bernadette Peters, will take part in philanthropist and Board Chairman David M. Rubenstein's new series of sit-down conversations with high-profile figures from the arts and culture field on June 26, 2017. (more...)

Freeform's BABY DADDY Goes Out with A Bang; 100th Episode & Series Finale Airs 5/22
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

After a renowned six-season run and 100 episodes, the People's Choice Award-winning comedy Baby DADDY will come to a close and air its series finale on MONDAY, MAY 22 (8:31–9:02 p.m. EDT), on Freeform and on the Freeform App. (more...)

ALADDIN's Clifton Davis Joins A BROADWAY MUSICAL at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Aladdin's Clifton Davis will be joining Feinstein's/54 Below's concert presentation of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' A BROADWAY MUSICAL on Sunday July 16th, at 7pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL, THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at National Tour
by Keith Waits - May 22, 2017

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL, THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at National Tour (more...)

BWW Review: SWEET CHARITY at The Village Players Of Birmingham is Fun, Laughs, and a Good Time!
by Katie Laban - May 20, 2017

Do you wanna have fun, fun, fun? How's about a few…laughs? Well, actually, The Village Players of Birmingham production of Sweet Charity gives the audience more than a few laughs, it keeps them entertained through entire show. The musical is a treat to watch from the moment it starts to the very last second that Charity steps off stage with its crowd-pleasing numbers and vibrant color schemes that it is one Michigan theatre-goers will truly enjoy and remember for years to come. (more...)

Photo Flash: Thrilling Einstein Bio Play RELATIVITY Comes to Northlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Relativity, written by Mark St. Germain, directed by BJ Jones, and featuring Mike Nussbaum as Albert Einstein. Relativity runs May 11 - June 18, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents THE OTHER MOZART
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

The name Nannerl Mozart has been a footnote in classical music history, but Sylvia Milo's award-winning play THE OTHER MOZART reveals the extraordinary talents and rich inner life of Amadeus Wolfgang Mozart's sister, whose artistry was stifled and whose compositions were ultimately lost to the world because of her gender. Previews begin May 31 for Rubicon Theatre Company presentation of the acclaimed Off-Broadway drama the N.Y. Times describes as "strikingly beautiful." (more...)

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