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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".


BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BOOK OF MORMON's Jake Emmerling
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 9, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON's third tour of Minneapolis is a charm for theatre goers who love a good laugh. Ensemble member Jake Emmerling has been with the tour since the beginning and shares a little of his story with BWW readers in this 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

BWW Preview: CAMELBEACH MOUNTAIN WATERPARK Announces New Summer Attraction
by Marina Kennedy - May 9, 2016

This summer, Camelback Resort, located in the Pocono Mountains, will debut a new exciting attraction at its popular outdoor destination, Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark: Mummy's Oasis family water fun zone. (more...)

Bill Irwin, Christiane Noll & More Set for Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Series, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Tony Award-winner Bill Irwin (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf), Tony-nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) & Drama Desk Award-nominee Kerry O'Malley (Into the Woods, Irving Berlin's White Christmas) are set to appear in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, May 23 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1960s. This is the 16th year of the series and additional casting will be announced shortly for 5/23. (more...)

Carrollwood Players' CAUGHT IN THE NET Now In Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

In Ray Cooney's British farce, Caught in the Net, for nearly two decades, taxi driver John Smith has been living a double life and has successfully kept both lives from colliding into one another. On this particular day, Smith's idyllic world is about to come crashing down. His daughter Vicky in Wimbledon and his son Gavin in Streatham serendipitously have met online, unaware of their relationship, feel a connection, and want to me in person. (more...)

A Live-action Punch and Judy To Debut at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

The School of Night is pleased as punch to announce its participation in the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival with Punch and Judy. (more...)

Cohesion Theatre Company to Stage Neil Gaiman's NEVERWHERE
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Cohesion Theatre Company announces the final installment of their Second Season, a Baltimore premiere production of Neil Gaiman's NEVERWHERE, adapted by Robert Kauzlaric. Cohesion Co-Founder Brad Norris will direct this fantasy adventure tale going up at United Evangelical Church in Canton for 13 performances June 2 - 19, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Estelle Parsons and More at League of Professional Theatre Women's Big Mingle
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Host Estelle Parsons, honorees, presenters, and the League of Professional Theatre Women had a blast at this year's LPTW Awards & Big Mingle at the Pershing Square Signature Theatre Center on Monday, May 2nd, 2016. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Sally Kellerman to Play Pair of Shows at The Iridium, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?Sally Kellerman, the Oscar-nominated "Hot Lips" Houlihan of the original Robert Altman film "M*A*S*H," will bring her acclaimed show "A Little Jazz, A Little Blues, a Little Rock and Roll," to the Iridium in New York on Thurs, May12 with two shows at 8:30 and 10:30 PM.  The show is a celebration of her 40-year cabaret career, from early years at Reno Sweeney in Greenwich Village up to recent performances in New York, L.A. and San Francisco. (more...)

Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING Announces Over $2 Million Sales; Ends May 14
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The End of Longing, written and starring Matthew Perry and directed by Lindsay Posner, has become the Playhouse Theatre's most successful play to run at the venue. As it approaches the end of its limited run, on 14 May, the production has sales of over two million with more than 62,000 tickets sold and over 12,000 of thesetheatregoers were first time attendees. (more...)

Matthew Morrison Will Perform with The New York Pops at Forest Hills Stadium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

On July 7, 2016, The New York Pops will return to its summer home, Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY, for a program starring Tony and Emmy nominee Matthew Morrison and a special guest to be announced. (more...)

From Pastoral Southeastern Connecticut's 'Strawberry Park' Comes 8 Days of Bluegrass and Cajun Zydeco Festivals in an Outdoors Hospitality Setting
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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BWW Interview: Marc Ciemiewicz, JOSEPH's Potiphar and Jacob
by Harmony Wheeler - May 4, 2016

BroadwayWorld spoke with Marc Ciemiewicz about color, character and special effects in the national tour of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.' Marc plays both Jacob and Potiphar in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, which uses everything from Elvis-style to calypso and western in its telling of Joseph's rise to power in Bible-times Egypt. (more...)

BWW Review: TOAST at 59E59 Entertains with Stark Realism
by Marina Kennedy - May 4, 2016

'TOAST' is making its US Premiere at 59E59 Theaters through May 22nd as part of the Brits Off-Broadway festival. Written by Richard Bean and directed by Eleanor Rhode, the play features a cast with some of Britain's most celebrated actors in a realistic, humorous depiction of factory life. (more...)

AXS TV to Premiere 9 Acclaimed Music Documentaries In All-New REEL TO REEL Series
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

AXS TV, the premier destination for music festivals and everything rock and roll, expands its music based programming lineup with the launch of REEL TO REEL an all-new series premiering a different critically acclaimed documentary on the last Tuesday of each month. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- HADESTOWN's Lulu Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Lulu Fall, who stars as 'a Fate' in HADESTOWN, playing at New York Theatre Workshop. (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: First Look at THE MERCHANTS OF BOLLYWOOD at Sadler's Wells
by Roy Tan - May 27, 2016

The glamour and glitz of Bollywood bursts back onto The Peacock stage in the West End this May. A theatrical dance spectacular starring a large cast and an extravagant array of costumes, The Merchants of Bollywood is a riot of swirling colours and sensational dance numbers choreographed by one of Bollywood's top choreographers, Vaibhavi Merchant. (more...)

SMIRNOFF Gets Ready For Summer With New Limited Release - SMIRNOFF Red, White & Berry Vodka Specialty
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

We are one nation, and this summer the SMIRNOFF brand is releasing SMIRNOFF Red, White & Berry, the newest offering to celebrate freedom and bring everyone together under one party. (more...)

The Barter Players Adds CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

?The Barter Players summer lineup, already featuring "Cry Wolf!" and "Robin Hood" now adds "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" for an exciting summer of family fun. (more...)

Lockheed Martin Receives $321 Million to Continue LRASM Integration and Test Program
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

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THERE'S A GOOD REASON TO BE ANGRY ON NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY: Angry Orchard and The Doughnut Project Introduce the Angry Fritter
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Angry Orchard Cider Company and New York City-based The Doughnut Project have teamed up to bring America's most popular hard cider i and most under-appreciated doughnut variety together into a one-of-a-kind creation on National Doughnut Day: the Angry Fritter. (more...)

Inside THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: Director and Co-Creator Tina Landau
by Misha Davenport - May 25, 2016

Broadway World Chicago goes for a deep dive all the way to Bikini Bottom all this week with our coverage of the new show THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL. Today we sit down with director and co-creator Tina Landau. (more...)

DFA's Factory Floor Share New Track 'Dial Me In'; Announce New LP
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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MY BIG FAT BLONDE MUSICAL to Play Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Theresa Stroll, an overweight actress, moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting dreams, but found it difficult to avoid the negativity both around her and coming from within her. As she worked toward her goals, she got hit not just with the reality of having to work to pay back her student loans, leaving her little time and energy to put towards actually making her dreams come true, but also with the roadblocks and closed doors she felt were caused by her weight...She'd had enough! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christiane Noll, Christina Bianco & More Sing the Musicals of the 60s at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 24, 2016

Two-time Drama Desk Award-nominee & YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, two-time Nightlife Award-winner Scott Coulter (who travels around the world performing with Stephen Schwartz), Jeannette Bayardelle (original cast of The Color Purple), Cooper Grodin (plays The Phantom in the National Tour of Phantom of the Opera), Tony-nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) and Drama Desk Award-nominee Kerry O'Malley (Into the Woods,Irving Berlin's White Christmas) just took part in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night- THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1960s (this is the 16th year of the series). (more...)

A Cappella and Beatboxing Show GOBSMACKED! Comes to Udderbelly
by Marianka Swain - May 24, 2016

Two girls, five boys, mind-blowing beatboxing, breathtaking harmonies, superlative arrangements, stunning choreography, visual technicolor and one helluva show. GOBSMACKED! is set to blast into London this Summer as the brand new a cappella show takes over The Udderbelly on the Southbank in June and July. (more...)

Reelz to Present Two Princess Diana Documentary Specials This July
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

REELZ today announced two new original documentary specials about the real stories behind Princess Diana's remarkable life and mysterious death. (more...)

Bazooka Candy Brands Unveils New Juicy Drop Gum
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Bazooka Candy Brands, a division of The Topps Company, Inc., announced today the launch of Juicy Drop Gum, the newest product from its popular Juicy Drop brand. Juicy Drop Gum will make its national debut in early 2017. (more...)

Contemporary Theater Company Sets Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Summer is on its way, and the Contemporary Theater Company is gearing up for a great season in Downtown Wakefield! (more...)

Second Generation Theatre to Stage DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Second Generation Theatre kicks off its 4th season this month with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Written by Christopher Durang, the hilarious Broadway sensation runs from Friday, January 22 through Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Lancaster Opera House. (more...)

Ringling Bros. to Debut New Show OUT OF THIS WORLD in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The World Premiere of the BRAND NEW 145th edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World. This show marks the new era of the circus, as it is the FIRST production without the Ringling Bros. elephants. (more...)

ESPN2 Gets 'Up Close and Personal' with Competitors at Invictus Games 2016
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

ESPN2's nightly prime-time shows from Invictus Games Orlando 2016 – Monday, May 9 through Wednesday, May 11, at 7 p.m. ET each night) will include “Up Close and Personal” features on several of the competitors (more...)

Don't Be Evil: Do The Right Thing
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

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Charles Linville Becomes First Combat Wounded Veteran To Summit Mount Everest
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

NEW YORK, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ At 9:22AM PDT, The Heroes Project announced that USMC Staff Sergeant Charlie Linville (age 30) became the first combat wounded veteran to summit Mount Everest. For the Boise native and father of two, this caps a 3-year journey for the below-the-knee amputee to stand at the world's highest point. (more...)

Junk Ensemble's BIRD WITH BOY Heads Out on UK Tour This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Following their UK touring debut with The Falling Song in 2014, Dublin's award-winning dance theatre company Junk Ensemble is back in the UK this summer with a tour of BIRD WITH BOY, their critically acclaimed site responsive work. (more...)

Christina Bianco and More Sign on for Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Two-time Drama Desk Award-nominee & YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, two-time Nightlife Award-winner Scott Coulter (who travels around the world performing with Stephen Schwartz), Jeannette Bayardelle (original cast of The Color Purple) and Cooper Grodin (plays The Phantom in the National Tour of Phantom of the Opera), will join previously announced Tony-nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) & Drama Desk Award-nominee Kerry O'Malley (Into the Woods, Irving Berlin's White Christmas) at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, May 23 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1960s (this is the 16th year of the series). (more...)

Scoop: THE CHEW - 5/23 - 5/27 on ABC
by TV Scoop - May 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE CHEW - 5/23 - 5/27, airing on ABC (more...)

Sally Kellerman to Play Catalina Jazz Club, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Sally Kellerman, the Oscar-nominated 'Hot Lips' Houlihan of the original Robert Altman film 'M*A*S*H,' will bring her acclaimed show 'A Little Jazz, A Little Blues, a Little Rock and Roll,' to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Wed., June 1 at 8:30 PM. The show is a celebration of her 40-year cabaret career, from early years at Reno Sweeney in Greenwich Village up to recent performances in New York, L.A. and San Francisco. (more...)

BWW Review: MY PARIS in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 18, 2016

Alfred Uhry, Charles Aznavour, Kathleen Marshall and brilliant cast CAN CAN and then some. (more...)

Lee Latchford-Evans Joins Cast of EUROBEAT at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Lee Latchford-Evans, who became famous in the 90s through the pop band Steps, is announced to play Nikolae Nikovsky to jointly host EUROBEAT Moldova at this year's Edinburgh Fringe production. (more...)

Former Adobe Leader Joins Siteworx as VP, Content and Commerce Solutions
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

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Robert Cohen to Bring SOMETHING ROTTEN to Brighton Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Fresh from award-winning success with Glengarry Glen Ross and national press acclaim for Operation Black Antler, Robert Cohen is to continue his festival-season voyage into the heart of darkness with a one-man show about Hamlet's murderous uncle. (more...)

Photo Flash: PSO BRAVO! Presents School Day Concert Full of Surprises
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

On Tuesday, May 10, at 9:30 am, 11:30 am, and 1:15 pm at Richardson Auditorium, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra's (PSO) BRAVO! education program presented 'The Sky is the Limit!', a concert designed to get the imaginations of over 2,000 area school children soaring with works ranging from Ottorini Respighi's 'The Hen' and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee to Daniel Dorff's Blast Off! and Gustav Holst's 'Mars.' Music Director Rossen Milanov conducted as he guided the students through the upper stratosphere and beyond. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Sturgill Simpson Confirms Extensive North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Sturgill Simpson will embark on an extensive North American tour this summer and fall, including dates at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre, D.C.'s DAR Constitution Hall, Denver's Paramount Theatre (two nights), Seattle's Paramount Theatre and L.A.'s The Wiltern (two nights). (more...)

Tickets to Toad The Wet Sprocket, Rusted Root & 38 Special at bergenPAC on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

?New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: Toad The Wet Sprocket and Rusted Root presented by Westfield Garden State Plaza-Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 8PM and 38 Special presented by Westfield Garden State Plaza-Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 8PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Megan Hilty to Join Matthew Morrison & The New York Pops at Forest Hills Stadium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

On July 7, 2016, The New York Pops will return to its new summer home, Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY, for a program starring Tony nominees Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison. After a wildly successful outing at the open-air venue in summer 2015, The New York Pops is proud to return to Queens with a full orchestra. The concert will also continue the expanded version of the orchestra's Kids in the Balcony program, offering 1,000 children an opportunity to attend and learn about live music for free. (more...)

DESPICABLE ME Screenwriters' BUBBLE BOY Musical to Make Regional Debut in VA
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Last week, hot Hollywood writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Horton Hears a Who, the upcoming Secret Life of Pets) traveled to Manitoba, Canada to see a production of their musical BUBBLE BOY by students at Crocus Plains High School. It was the fourth production they've personally attended in the past 18 months, having already visited Danville, Pennsylvania, Port Jefferson, New York, and Agoura Hills, California. (more...)

CAKE WARS Returns to Food Network for All-New Sweet Season, 6/6
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

CAKE WARS returns to Food Network on Monday, June 6th at 9:00pm ET/PT with freshly baked new episodes, where four bakers vie for the opportunity to display their extraordinary cake creations at a big event (more...)

Overwatch is Blizzard's Biggest Open Beta Ever with 9.7 Million Global Players
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

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BWW Interview: Charles Borland Pulls No Punches in THE FATHER
by Naomi Serviss - May 10, 2016

The play, by Florian Zeller, offers a gut punch of a journey to the center of a man's descent into dementia. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 5/4/2016 - 5/6/2016
by BWW - May 1, 2016

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 5/4/2016 - 5/6/2016! (more...)

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