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Blast! is a Broadway production created by James Mason for Cook Group Incorporated, the director and organization formerly operating the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps. It was the 2001 Winner of the Tony Award for "Best Special Theatrical Event" and also won the 2001 Emmy Award for "Best Choreography".



Baskin-Robbins Rings in the Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Baskin-Robbins today announced a festive lineup of frozen treats that is sure to make every ice cream lover jolly this holiday season. Baskin-Robbins is offering guests a new Ganache Poinsettia Cake, which is an elegant and decadent ganache cake topped with a wreath of Winter OREO Cookie pieces and an icing poinsettia. Baskin-Robbins is also expanding its Polar Pizza Ice Cream Treat lineup for a limited time with the addition of its Peppermint & Winter OREO Cookies Polar Pizza, which features a double fudge brownie crust with Peppermint ice cream, topped with Winter OREO Cookie pieces and drizzled with marshmallow and fudge toppings. Both of these desserts can be pre-ordered online or in-store. (more...)

Vancouver's Comedy Festival, JFL NorthWest, In Association with SiriusXM, Returns For Ten Glorious Days of Laughter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Vancouver's comedy festival, JFL NorthWest, presented in association with SiriusXM, returns for a second year of mid-winter laughs from Thursday, February 16 to Saturday, February 25, 2017 at multiple venues across Vancouver. Announced today, the 2017 JFL NorthWest lineup includes:  (more...)

The CMO Club and DialogTech Release Guide Helping CMOs Leverage Call Conversions to Improve Customer Acquisition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

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BWW Review: Book-It's TREASURE ISLAND – A Swashbuckling Good Time
by Jay Irwin - Nov 28, 2016

I remember my first exposure to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, "Treasure Island". It wasn't the book but rather an animated version they showed occasionally during Saturday morning cartoons and although I haven't seen that one in years I remember loving it for its thrilling swashbuckling adventure and rich characters including a bad guy who wasn't all that bad even though he was a bloodthirsty pirate. Well I'm happy to say all those feelings from childhood came rushing back the other night as I watched Book-It Repertory Theatre's current adaptation. I mean, swarthy pirates, sword fights, and buried treasure. How can you go wrong? (more...)

BWW Interview: Bryan Santiago's Passionate To Make Everyone Smile
by Gil Kaan - Nov 28, 2016

Now at the beginnings of the DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS WORLDS OF ENCHANTMENT national tour, Performance Director Bryan Santiago took some time from his polishing rehearsals to answer a few ICE-y questions for BroadwayWorld and myself. (more...)

BWW Preview: SANTALAND DIARIES at KC Rep Copaken Stage
by Alan Portner - Nov 28, 2016

Santa's elf speaks out on elf kingdom (more...)

Fourth Oppiwater Arts Festival Programme Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

RSG and Lefra Productions's fourth Oppiwater Arts Festival take place next year from April 30 to May 5 aboard the luxurious MSC Sinfonia. The OPPIWATER ARTS is a unique festival with more than 20 different productions that each play a few performances in the various theatres and venues on the MSC Sinfonia. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse Extends The Second City's HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Playhouse is offering a hilarious opportunity to recap and/or recover from your holiday experiences - an additional week of THE SECOND CITY'S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE, which is the perfect antidote to seasonal stress. The show, which had been set to close on Dec. 31, now will run through Jan. 8, 2017. (more...)

Bill Worrell Announces New Solo EP 'Nashville Sessions'; Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

Bill Worrell, the lead guitarist for Grammy winning AMERICA band released his new original solo EP “The Nashville Sessions” on Tuesday, November 1st. (more...)

BWW Review: Seattle Rep's KING CHARLES III Fails to Live Up to the Hype
by Jay Irwin - Nov 23, 2016

There's always a danger in any kind of entertainment that the show will be hyped up so much that when you finally see it, it cannot possibly live up to the image in your mind. I largely think such is the issue with my lack of zeal over “King Charles III”, currently playing at the Seattle Rep. I had heard so much about this one on how funny and original it was but instead what I got was a play that while interesting, felt long winded and only offered me a few scant chuckles. (more...)

Robert Redford to Present New Animal Planet Event Series OCEAN WARRIORS, 12/4
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

From Executive Producers Robert Redford and Paul Allen, Animal Planet premieres OCEAN WARRIORS, a gripping new series that propels viewers to the edge of a vast frontier and a battle critical to Earth's survival. (more...)

Belgium's BRUTUS Announce Debut Album 'Burst' via Hassle Records
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Belgium's heavy atmospheric trio BRUTUS announce the release of their debut album 'BURST' for February 24th 2017 via Hassle Records. (more...)

PEPPER JOE'S Announces 2016 Hottest Gifts for HOT Pepper Lovers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Show you have the hots for your Pepperhead by giving them the hottest pepper seeds on the planet. You can gift the Box of Dynamite, Fire in a Box or a Volcano in a Box. The Box of Dynamite contains ALL 5 of the World Champion Hottest Peppers: Carolina Reaper, Moruga Trinidad Scorpion, Butch T Trinidad Scorpion, Ghost Pepper (a.k.a. Bhut Jolokia) and the Naga Viper. You can only imagine what the Fire and Volcano collections contain. We've boxed up the heat and it's ready to be at your door for the holidays, in our Gifts and Collections. (more...)

BWW Interview: HMI's Rising Stars Slam Their Backs in Thriving Vogue Culture
by Olga El - Nov 21, 2016

The Hetrick-Martin Institute is the oldest and largest LGBTQ youth-focused organization, serving over 2000 youth annually by providing daily meals, health services, academic support, career preparation, artistic enrichment, support for homeless youth and more. It is also the birthplace of the Harvey Milk High School. One of the most popular programs at HMI is the Kiki Lounge where Vogue dancers, from all backgrounds and experience levels, get to 'slam their backs' as part of a thriving dance scene. (more...)

Jenny and the Mexicats to Release Third Album Early 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

It has been two years since the release of OME, Jenny and the Mexicats second album (their self titled debut came out in 2012, earning them a Los Guilles award in the Best World Music or Musical Hybrid category). (more...)

Phil Kline's UNSILENT NIGHT 25th Anniversary Comes to New York City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

This December, composer Phil Kline's luminous and shimmering mobile sound-sculpture UNSILENT NIGHT returns for a 25th anniversary edition in cities across the United States and abroad. Since its debut with some of Kline's friends on the streets of Greenwich Village in 1992, Unsilent Night has grown as a true word-of-mouth phenomenon; it is now a worldwide annual holiday event and has been presented in over 100 cities and on five continents. (more...)

Luna Stage Present Benefit Reading of EXPECTATIONS by Susan Barsky
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Sometimes what you're looking for is right next door. Expectations is a  heartwarming comedy about motherhood, widowhood and neighborhood. The reading is directed by Luna Stage founder and former Artistic Director Jane Mandel and also features Cynthia Fernandez who returns to Luna after her critically acclaimed starring role in the company's 2014 revival of Marisol by Jose Rivera. (more...)

'Modern Family's Sarah Hyland to Host Nickelodeon's LIP SYNC BATTLE SHORTIES, 12/11
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Now it's the kids' turn, as Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland hosts the anticipated one hour-special,LIP SYNC BATTLE SHORTIES , set to premiere Sunday, Dec. 11, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. (more...)

BWW Interview: Anton Zetterholm of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Cirkus Stockholm
by Isa Ponturo - Nov 15, 2016

I interviewed Anton Zetterholm, who currently plays the role of Raoul Vicomte de Chagny in the 2016 Swedish production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. (more...)

BWW Interview: An Exclusive Q&A with A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS's Veronica Garza
by Kailey Hansen - Nov 15, 2016

What would Charlie Brown say to a cold Chicago winter? Probably, 'good grief!' (more...)

Revised SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER to Close 2016-17 Season at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre concludes its 2016-2017 season with a brand new production of disco musical Saturday Night Fever, revised and rewritten for Drury Lane, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. (more...)

Denver Entrepreneur Leads Racing Team to Compete in 49th Annual SCORE Baja 1000 with Support of Like-Minded Vertex Innovations
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

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BWW Review: THE FINAL VOYAGE OF X MINUS ONE at Counter-Productions Theatre Company
by Andria Tieman - Nov 14, 2016

As a theatre reviewer, I have the privilege of watching all kinds of productions. Everything from Shakespeare to locally-written original works is up for grabs. Occasionally, though, one needs to bring in an expert, which is what I opted to do for my review of The Final Voyage of X Minus One at AS220's Black Box theatre. It's not that this production is hard to understand, or less entertaining to those who are not intimately familiar with sci-fi, but genre works tend to have a lot of subtle nods and winks that may go over the layperson's head, and I was concerned about missing something important. So I brought in a ringer, in the form of my geeky husband Ryan Michney, and I've included his thoughts below. (more...)

BWW Review: KING LEAR at University Of Louisville - Budding Among The Ruins
by Keith Waits - Nov 14, 2016

As a character, King Lear is the great aging lion, one of what Charlton Heston called the 'man killers' of Shakespeare, and a play that examines the hubris and arrogance in power held too long. In an unusual collaboration, Commonwealth Theatre Center (CTC) and University of Louisville Theatre Arts are co-producing this production, which mixes faculty and students from both institutions among its cast and crew. (more...)

Survey Shows Parents Don't Have Enough Time to Play with Their Kids
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

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BRASS AT SEA With Westwind Brass To Play Three Shows At Maritime Museum of San Diego, 12/12, 2/12, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

The Westwind Brass, San Diego's premier professional brass ensemble, and the San Diego Maritime Museum announce their upcoming series of concerts aboard the Steam Ferry Berkeley. (more...)

Steve Cochran's NEW YEAR'S EVE COMEDY SHOW to Ring in 2017 at Raue Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Calling all early birds! Wouldn't it be great if there were a New Year's Eve show you could enjoy while still making it home in time to fall asleep long before midnight? Good news: there is! Say goodbye to 2016 with Steve Cochran's New Year's Eve Comedy Show at Raue Center at 1 p.m. on December 31, 2016. (more...)

Legacy of Discord – Furious Wings Unleashes Its Legacy
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

One of the leading next generation 3D fantasy Action-RPG games, Legacy of Discord - Furious Wings, launched globally earlier this week. (more...)

Jimmy D Robinson and A Flock of Seagulls Announce New Chill Lounge Music Release 'Pedro'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Get ready to meet “PEDRO”—the new up-tempo chill lounge groove from poet Jimmy D Robinson and the Grammy award-winning group A Flock of Seagulls! (more...)

Sounds of Kolachi Tours the US This Spring as Part of Center Stage 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Center Stage invites performing artists from select countries to the United States to perform, meet, and share their experiences with communities around the country.  (more...)

BWW Review: Compelling and Relevant CLYBOURNE PARK by CPH/CWRU
by Roy Berko - Dec 9, 2016

This country is in political and social turmoil. There is a President-elect who appears will win the Electoral College endorsement, while losing the election by a reported 2-million plus votes. There is a rise of xenophobia, the Alt-right, the presence of hate groups, possible destruction of the health care system, while the liberal-left pleads for protection against sexual imposition, women and gay rights, and clean air. (more...)

Wild Women Of Planet Wongo Extends Run Through March 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Due to popular demand, the 60's sci-fi immersive musical comedy Wild Women of Planet Wongo will extend its run for a second time, at the Lower East Side's Parkside Lounge through March 2017 and will be the venue's featured weekend performance. (more...)

FYI to Premiere New Seasons of Hit Series TINY HOUSE NATION, UNPLUGGED NATION, 1/7
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

FYI's hit original series TINY HOUSE NATION returns with all-new episodes on Saturday, January 7 at 9pm ET, followed by the season two premiere of 'Unplugged Nation' at 10pm ET. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ready to Blow Us All Away- Meet HAMILTON's Newest Star, Jordan Fisher!
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 8, 2016

Just under a year ago, Jordan Fisher was melting the hearts of millions from behind the television screen. Now he's doing it live, eight times a week from the Richard Rodgers Theatre. (more...)

Retro Consoles for the Modern Gamer: From GameStop's Holiday Wish List to Yours
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

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VIDEO: First Look - All New TBS & TNT Holiday Special SURPRISE! Instant Xmas Carol
by - Dec 7, 2016

This holiday season, Turner's TBS & TNT are going to turn the Christmas spirit on full blast with SURPRISE! Instant Xmas Carol, an all-new music special that puts a unique twist on the caroling tradition. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: TBS & TNT Get Into the Holiday Spirit with SURPRISE! Instant Xmas Carol
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2016

This holiday season, Turner's TBS & TNT are going to turn the Christmas spirit on full blast with SURPRISE! Instant Xmas Carol, an all-new music special that puts a unique twist on the caroling tradition. The one-hour special – featuring such celebrity carolers as Conan O'Brien, Rashida Jones, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal, Jane Lynch, Ludacris, Kenny G, Tony Sirico, Vincent Curatola, Joseph Gannascoli, A$AP Ferg, Three Loco, Samantha Ronson, Alfonso Ribeiro, Fred Willard, T-Pain and many surprise appearances – is set to premiere on TBS on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). And the night before Christmas, Saturday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT), TBS & TNT will join forces for a simulcast of SURPRISE! Instant Xmas Carol. It will be followed by TBS & TNT's simulcast of the annual 24 Hours of A CHRISTMAS STORY marathon, celebrating its 20th year as one of television's most enduring holiday traditions. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE LION IN WINTER's Michael Hanna
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 6, 2016

Michael Hanna plays middle son Geoffrey in James Goldman's tale of a king and his family on the eve of Christmas that's a complete change from the happy holiday show across the building. THE LION IN WINTER plays through Dec. 31. (more...)

FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE Announces January Lineup for Kraine Theater and UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE has announced  the January lineup for its venues the Kraine Theater and UNDER St. Marks. See the full schedule below: (more...)

38 SPECIAL to Perform at Four Winds New Buffalo This March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce 38 SPECIAL will perform at Four Winds New Buffalo's Silver Creek Event Center on Friday, March 10 at 9 p.m. (more...)

Theatre Raleigh 2017 Family Series On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Looking for something entertaining to do with the kids that isn't an experience just for the kids?  Look no further than Theatre Raleigh's charming adaptations of classic stories, updated and turned on their head.  Come share your love for live theatre with shows that are created just for kids but sophisticated enough for adults, too.  All performances are in the intimate setting of Kennedy Theatre where the audience is close to the action and sometimes part of the show! (more...)

BWW Preview: CATCO Spreads the Spirit of Giving with Holiday Drives at A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Amanda Etchison - Dec 5, 2016

'Tis the season to share holiday joy, which is exactly what the cast and crew of CATCO's latest production aim to do at their upcoming shows. (more...)

BWW Interview: J. Harrison Ghee of KINKY BOOTS at Waterbury's Palace Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - Dec 5, 2016

What happens when the young owner of a failing shoe factory in Northampton, England meets a fabulous London drag queen named Lola? Well, in three words - BIG FAB FUN! And audiences will have the opportunity to witness this thrilling, yet touching musical tale, KINKY BOOTS, when the show takes the stage at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury, CT on December 6th. Playing the fabulous drag queen, Lola, is J. Harrison Ghee, and I had the chance to sit down with him to talk about the glamour, the hard work, and the absolute thrill of bringing this story to Waterbury. (more...)

Fireworks & Guffaws! Spend New Year's Eve with On The Spot Improv at Bovine Metropolis Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Come celebrate an eventful year with improv comedy at Bovine Metropolis Theater in their annual On The Spot New Year's Eve celebration. (more...)

Beachbody Releases New MMA Workout, CORE DE FORCE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Beachbody, one of the world's leading providers and innovators of fitness and nutrition programs, products, and technology, is releasing CORE DE FORCE, the company's first authentic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) inspired fitness and weight loss program. The powerful new workout is designed and instructed by Joel Freeman and Jericho McMatthews, two super trainers with extensive roots in mixed martial arts inspired workouts and the group fitness arena. (more...)

TBT Podcast: FIDDLER's Melanie Moore Visits 'Half Hour Call with Chris King'
by Half Hour Call with Chris King - Dec 1, 2016

For this TBT episode, we look back at one of 'Half Hour Call's' first episodes with the talented Melanie Moore. She is currently one of the sisters in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, which runs through December 31st on Broadway. This episode was a Blast! We talk about her time in the show FINDING NEVERLAND, and her experience on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. We also dive into her role as Chava in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and much, much more! (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere One-Hour Special A-BOMBS OVER NEVADA , 12/5
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The race to create bigger and better bombs led scientists to push the limits and turned a sleepy desert town into a theater of the absurd. A-BOMBS OVER NEVADA premieres Monday, December 5th at 9/8c on Smithsonian Channel. (more...)

THE ODD COUPLE Opens At Stageworks Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Stageworks Theatre presents its fourth production of the season, THE ODD COUPLE by Neil Simon, running January 27 through February 19. (more...)

MSNBC Originals Premieres 'IconocList' Series ft. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dr. Oz & More
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

“IconocLIST,” the next series under the MSNBC ORIGINALS banner, is an authoritative celebration of the cultural icons that have shaped the careers of notable American celebrities. (more...)

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