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Applications Now Open for the 30th SO YOU THINK YOU'RE FUNNY?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Gilded Balloon's comedy newcomer competition, So You Think You're Funny? is back in 2017. Celebrating the competition's 30th year, it continues its status as the very best comedy newcomer competition with its "strong track record of showcasing the stand-up stars of the future." [British Comedy Guide]. (more...)

Stories of Three Women with Ties to the Middle East Make Up ANGEL & ECHOES, Part of Brits Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to host Henry Naylor's ANGEL & ECHOES at the 2017 Brits Off Broadway festival. Directed by Michael Cabot (ANGEL) and Emma Butler(ECHOES), and produced by Redbeard Theatre Ltd with Gilded Balloon Production, ANGEL & ECHOESbegins performances on Tuesday, April 11 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 7.  Press Opening is Sunday, April 16 at 3:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7:15 PM;Saturday at 2:15 PM & 7:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Second Wave of Acts Announced for MDRNTY Cruise
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

MDRNTY Cruise has now announced more big names for their first cruise devoted to electronic underground music. Setting off from Genoa for Palma, with stopovers in Ibiza and Barcelona, this autumn musical event will attract up to 3,200 clubbers from 16th-20th September. Starting from €729, all-inclusive packages (cruise, 24hr-party, accommodation, food & drink, alcohol and applicable taxes) are already available at mdrnty-cruise.com. (more...)

That's Fife Festival Programme Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

???????That's Fife Festival returns to the Kingdom in April 2017 with an eclectic programme of comedy, theatre, spoken word, magic and family entertainment. (more...)

New Play Reading Podcast Releases March Episodes with Cast Members from Leap of Faith and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

At The Table: A Play Reading Series has released its March play, If Found, Please Call by Shannon Deep. Directed by Rachel Flynn (Heathers: The Musical), and co-hosted by Ned Donovan (The Hunted: Encore), the episodes are edited, and feature original scoring by Marcus Thorne Bagala (This American Life). (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/31 - CAROUSEL at Musical Theatre West and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/31 - CAROUSEL at Musical Theatre West and More! (more...)

Nick Cannon Hosts Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' First Facebook Live-athon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals made history on Friday when Nick Cannon hosted its first Facebook Live-athon, using Facebook's new Donate feature for charity pages to raise vital funds. (more...)

Kyle Scatliffe and Lora Nicolas to Lead Upcoming Reading of REGINALD: From Baltimore to Billionaire!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Kyle Scatliffe and Lora Nicolas will lead the upcoming industry reading of Reginald: From Baltimore to Billionaire (Based on the first African American Billionaire Reginald F. Lewis) written by Kevin Ray Johnson (The Unpredictable Times; Off Broadway - Before it got 'Unpredictable: Short Plays by Kevin Ray Johnson; The Next Day at New York Theater Festival) this May at Shetler Studios Penthouse 1. The Executive Producer is Allen DeWane. (more...)

BMOP/Sound To Release Hartke And De Ritis Albums
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Known as the nation's foremost label launched by an orchestra and devoted exclusively to new music, BMOP/sound today announced the release of two new recordings: Anthony Paul De Ritis: Pop Concerto (Released February 2017) and Stephen Hartke: The Ascent of the Equestrian in a Balloon (Released March 2017). (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Ends Season with NIGHT SEASON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Strawdog Theatre Company is proud to announce the third and final production in its 2016 - 2017 season, Rebecca Lenkiewicz's The Night Season, May 12 - June 24, directed by Elly Green, at The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard. (more...)

Creative Loafing's Multi-Faceted Performing Arts Fest Returns to Tampa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Creative Loafing's fourth annual Gasp!, presented by Tampa International Airport, is a performing arts event like no other - a kaleidoscopic circus of theater, dance, music, spoken word, visual art, soundscapes, cabaret and more at the Tampa Museum of Art this Friday, March 31st, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets available at GaspTampa.com. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company presents THE NIGHT SEASON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Strawdog Theatre Company is proud to announce the third and final production in its 2016 - 2017 season, Rebecca Lenkiewicz's The Night Season, May 12  - June 24, directed by Elly Green, at The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard. The performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Previews are May 12 - 13, 18 - 19 at 8 p.m., May 14 and 21 at 4 p.m. The press opening is Monday, May 22 at 8 p.m. with a Board Night Saturday, May 20 at 8 p.m. with an open bar and appetizers. All performances have ground level access and are wheelchair accessible, with a special Access Project performance Sunday, June 4 at 4 p.m. with a touch tour at 2:45 p.m.* An industry performance is on Monday, June 5 at 8 p.m for $18. Preview tickets are $15 with regular run tickets $30, they may be ordered online at strawdog.org or by calling OvationTix toll-free: 866-811-4111. Subscriptions, group, rush, senior and student discounts are also available.  (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Presents Regional Premiere BLOOMSDAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) closes its 31st season with a trip to Ireland in the regional premiere of Bloomsday by award-winning playwright Steven Dietz. Set against the backdrop of James Joyce's groundbreaking modernist novel Ulysses, an American man searches for the Irish woman who first captured his heart 35 years earlier during a Bloomsday walking tour in Dublin. This lyrical, intriguing drama transports audiences into a world of history, humor, and heartache to explore a love affair that might have been. Playing April 4-23, 2017. Directed by Michael Evan Haney. (more...)

Steel Beam Theatre Announces Casting for RUTHLESS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

What do you get when you combine the story-lines of hit Broadway musicals, like Gypsy and Mame, and movies such as The Bad Seed and All About Eve? You get a totally hilarious take on stage mothers and their beautiful- but poisonous- offspring. A campy cult favorite Ruthless! is a don't miss, 90 minute hilarious musical comedy romp through the world of Broadway, child acting, parenthood, and unbridled ambition. (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

Olathe Civic Theatre Association Announces First New Works Playwright Competition Winner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

30 actors, 5 playwrights, 5 directors, 1 winner! The winner of Olathe Civic Theatre Association's inaugural New Works Playwright Competition was crowned Saturday night! (more...)

The Current Sessions Announces World Premiere of THE BIG BALLOON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????The CURRENT SESSIONS is pleased to present the world premiere of The Big Balloon by Iranian-Hispanic artist and choreographer Roya Carreras, held Friday to Saturday, April 14 and 15, 2017 at the wild project, an 89-seat, eco-friendly theater located in the East Village. (more...)

'The Encryption Game' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

LOS ANGELES, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ A veteran thriller writer has found unexpected success recently by wreaking havoc on his own backyard. Glenn Shepard, author of The Encryption Game (Mystery House), has taken the idea of being a regional author to an extreme by having his hero fight terrorists in Virginia, North Carolina, and West Virginia. It is an approach that seems to be at odds with the traditional conventions of the genre, where the action takes place in more international settings. (more...)

Interventional Image-guided Systems Market - Segmentation and Industry Analysis by Technavio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

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Nick Cannon to Host Facebook Live Broadcast During #ChildrensHospitalsWeek
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

During a two-hour social media entertainment and fundraising experience, longtime Children's Miracle Network Hospitals supporter, Nick Cannon, will host a Facebook Live-athon from CMN Hospital's annual “Momentum” conference near Orlando, Fla. (more...)

Creative Loafing's Performing Arts Festival Returns to the Tampa Museum of Art
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Creative Loafing's fourth annual Gasp!, presented by Tampa International Airport, is a performing arts event like no other - a kaleidoscopic circus of theater, dance, music, spoken word, visual art, soundscapes, cabaret and more at the Tampa Museum of Art on Friday, March 31st, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (more...)

Popular Children's Festival KIDSFEST to Return Bigger and Better in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Orb Events and The James Bulger Memorial Trust have announced that KidsFest is back by popular demand for 2017 and is set to be even bigger and better than ever. (more...)

Stage Traffic Productions Present the European Premiere of LATE COMPANY at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

As part of the Finborough Theatre's celebrations of Canada's 150th birthday, Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill, 'the hottest name in Canadian theatre', will debut his play, Late Company, at the Finborough Theatre, for a strictly limited season from 25 April - 20 May 2017, with press nights on 27 April/28 April. (more...)

The Dairy Queen System Celebrates Free Cone Day on March 20th
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

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Seattle Center Whirligig! Offers Child-Sized Entertainment and Non-Stop Fun
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Step inside Seattle Center Armory, transformed into a lively, colorful hub of child-sized entertainment called Seattle Center Whirligig!, and you'll find a variety of inflatable rides, Balloon artists, face painters and caricaturists. Throw in an assortment of Student Showcases and fresh, delicious, local foods from Armory eateries, and you'll have the perfect formula for free and affordable, non-stop fun, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 16. (more...)

Scoop: THE MICK on FOX - Today, March 14, 2017
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Get all the scoop on THE MICK, airing on FOX on today, March 14, 2017! (more...)

Umbrella Group Makes Revolutionary Twists to MACBETH with 3D Projections
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

???????Umbrella Group Theatre presents a remarkable new adaptation of Shakespeare's MACBETH in partnership with Marquette University School of Engineering Visualization Lab (MARVL), 1637 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee from April 7-21, 2017. (more...)

CLEAVE: Sex, Blood, Freaks and World Class Puppet Magic in a Stunning Solo Theatrical Production by Colleen Burke
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Daisy and Violet Hilton were conjoined twins born in 1908 in Brighton, England. They were the highest paid Vaudeville act of the 20s and 30's. Colleen Burke was born with twin internal sex organs, and had a 'twin' sister who was born with cerebral palsy. Cleave is a night of intimate storytelling and puppetry that intertwines the narratives of these two sets of most unusual twins. (more...)

Pancakes With Purpose: Guests Will Receive A Free Short Stack Of Pancakes On IHOP' National Pancake Day' To Support A Noble Cause
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

One week from today,IHOP Restaurants 12 th annual day of giving, National Pancake Day, is scheduled to kick off and for one day only, the humble, delicious pancake will serve a much bigger purpose. As part of its celebration, IHOP has partnered with three inspiring charities Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Shriners Hospitals for Children with the goal of raising $3.5 million for finding cures and eradicating life-threatening diseases affecting children and families everywhere. (more...)

Gregg Barrios New Play SEVEN-CARD STUD Premieres 3/3 at San Antonio's Overtime Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

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Weeping Spoon Returns to MICF with THE BALLAD OF FRANK ALLEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

From the bizarre mind of Festival-favourite Shane Adamczak (Trampoline, Zack Adams, 3x Canadian  Just For Laughs Award Nominee and producer of the Award-winning Fringe hits This Is Not A Love Song and Vicious Circles) comes a brand new comedy about how even the smallest people can do big things.  (more...)

Comedy Duo Satirize Path to Stardom in HOW TO GET FEATURED ON DEADLINE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

Acting/writing duo Jacquelyn Zook and Artie O'Daly are set to release How to Get Featured on Deadline, a six-episode sketch series based on their popular internet short of the same name. The series satirizes the manufacturing of a star, as a fame-hungry actress convinces a Deadline editor to write articles about her self-made rise to fame. New episodes are produced by Cap Gun TV (Teachers) and directed by Alex Fendrich (Second City, Bobby & Iza - NBC Playground). Episodes will release weekly on Thursdays via the show's website, with first new episode live Thursday, April 13. Pilot episode is live now at: https://youtu.be/i32TqyoXDZs (more...)

David London Brings WEEKEND OF MAGIC to Theatre Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Magician David London combines magic with storytelling, comedy, puppetry, philosophy, surrealism, and that which cannot be defined, to create original shows of magic unlike anything you have experienced before. (more...)

See What's On this Month at the Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Avant Media's Tangets Series, NY No Limits Film Series, The CURRENT SESSIONS, and Spotlight On fest included the East Village venue's April programming. (more...)

Honolulu Theatre for Youth Announces 63rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

"The Power of People" is the theme of the 2017-2018 season at Honolulu Theatre for Youth.  Kicking off in August, the season will feature eight inspiring stories created for Hawaii families.  Artistic Director Eric Johnson says, "This season we will journey to ancient China, re-examine the modern ohana and explore underwater worlds.  What these stories of perseverance, ingenuity, empathy and understanding have in common is that each play celebrates our most precious resource, each other." (more...)

Rob Deering to Headline at Drygate Brewery
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

???????Rob Deering, the UK's foremost guitar-wielding, loop-layering stand-up comedian, will headline Gilded Balloon Comedy at Drygate, when it returns on Friday 7 April 2017 after a very busy Glasgow International Comedy Festival.   (more...)

New Play Reading Podcast Releases April Episodes with Cast Members from Waitress, Bonnie & Clyde and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

At The Table: A Play Reading Series has released its April play, Little Wars by Steven Carl McCasland. Directed by Rachel Flynn (Heathers: The Musical), and co-hosted by Ned Donovan (The Hunted: Encore), the episodes are edited, and feature original scoring by Marcus Thorne Bagala (This American Life). (more...)

BWW Review: ANGEL AND ECHOES at 59E59 Theaters is Exceptional Drama
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 24, 2017

An exceptional drama, 'ANGEL & ECHOES' written by Henry Naylor, is now onstage at 59E59 Theaters through May 7th. Performed in one evening, 'ANGEL' is directed by Michael Cabot and 'ECHOES' is directed by Emma Butler. (more...)

HESS, Award-Winning One-Man Play About Rudolf Hess, Goes on the Road
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

The Gilded Balloon and Kinbur Productions are to revive the full-length version of Michael Burrell's award winning one-man play, HESS, a poignant and haunting production that has stimulated, moved and provoked debate, whilst also giving a fascinating insight into the nature of evil, retribution, repentance and forgiveness. (more...)

Peter Bjorn and John Release Studio Doc 'Makin' Point'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Indie pop trio Peter Bjorn and John released their infectious seventh full-length studio album, “Breakin' Point” last summer and lucky for us, they're set to pump that album up with bonus material and demos for Record Store Day. (more...)

Harlem School of the Arts to Celebrate Elle Fitzgerald's Centennial with 'ELLA 100'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Harlem School of the Arts joins the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation in celebrating Ella Fitzgerald's centennial, with a special musical tribute, 'Ella 100 An Evening of Ella Fitzgerald on Friday, April 21 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Gabriel Garzón-Montano Shares 'My Balloon' Video, U.S. Tour Kicks Off This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Today, Gabriel Garzón-Montano drops the official video for “My Balloon” directed by Santiago Carrasquilla. (more...)

Now What Theatre to Take KARA SEVDA on International Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Now What Theatre has announced its inaugural international tour of the play Kara Sevda. Written by Lisa VillaMil and directed by Kat Haan, the tour will begin performances at the Ithaca Fringe Festival on April 21. (more...)

Outcry to Present SEUSSICAL at Lewisville MCL Grand Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

This month Outcry Youth Theatre ventures to the Cross Timbers area for the first time to stage their latest musical, SEUSSICAL. Denton County theater goers are in for a treat as they experience this edgy youth theatre company's take on this widely-loved musical at the Lewisville MCL Grand Theater Black Box May 4 - May 7. (more...)

Christmas Is Coming To The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter At Universal Orlando Resort
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

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MAGIC MONDAY Returns to Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Experience the thrill of magic and spellbinding illusions with a rotating cast of Master Magicians and Variety Acts every Monday at the Santa Monica Playhouse from May 1 through August 28. (more...)

Celebrate Prince Day at the Staten Island Children's Museum 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

On Thursday, April 13, 2017 the Staten Island Children's Museum is celebrating  the life of late multi-talented musician, Prince, with activities and music all day.  So rev up your Little Red Corvette, put on your Raspberry Beret and get ready to Party Like it's 1999! (more...)

Next Iteration Theater Sets Lineup for 2nd Annual Intercultural Play Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Next Iteration Theater Company (NITC) presents its 2nd Annual Intercultural Play Reading Series featuring three plays over three nights at the MATCH. (more...)

Grant Stott's TALES FROM BEHIND THE MIC Headed to Musselburgh & Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Award-winning radio DJ and TV presenter, voice-over artist, actor and regular panto villain Grant Stott will be performing a special extended version of his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe hit solo show, Tales From Behind The Mic, at The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, on Saturday 22 April and The Kings Theatre, Edinburgh, on Sunday 7 May, as part of a Scottish spring tour. (more...)

Joan Minor Brings APRIL IN PARIS SOULFUL JAZZ WITH PARISIENNE SASS to Bay Area
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2017

Recording artist Joan Minor returns to the elegant ANGeLiCAS with three top French musicians in her latest sparkling performance 'April In Paris - Soulful Jazz With Parisienne Sass'. (more...)

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