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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 Blog: Ride That Naked Bus - Reflections from a Nude Model at NYC Bodypainting DayBWW Blog: Ride That Naked Bus - Reflections from a Nude Model at NYC Bodypainting Day
by Yaj . - Jul 31, 2015

We were all naked. All 100 or so of us models for the 2nd annual NYC Bodypainting Day-created by artist, Andy Golub. Andy says the event represents 'artistic expression, body acceptance, and the human connection being made by art.' I add body celebration and the human connection department took me to a level I could not have predicted. (more...)

BWW Interviews: 'Greased Lightnin' Strikes in Columbus - Columbus Children's Theatre Performs GREASEBWW Interviews: 'Greased Lightnin' Strikes in Columbus - Columbus Children's Theatre Performs GREASE
by Amanda Etchison - Jul 31, 2015

Summer days are rapidly drifting away, but the Columbus Children's Theatre pre-professional company is striving to make the remaining summer nights a blast from the past with its production of "Grease." (more...)

John Dahlback Releases New Single 'Raven' Today!John Dahlback Releases New Single 'Raven' Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Swedish electronic dance music producer, John Dahlbäck, is an artist to the core. On July 31st, 2015, he releases “Raven” (Armada Music), the first single from his upcoming full-length studio album. The album will be released on Armada Music. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

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Artists' Exchange Seeks Stage Manager, Plus Festival Musicians, Vendors and VolunteersArtists' Exchange Seeks Stage Manager, Plus Festival Musicians, Vendors and Volunteers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Artists' Exchange is on the lookout for a Stage Manager for its 12th annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, which runs December 10-19, 2015. (more...)

Danny Lee Wynter, Belinda Lang & More to Lead Nuffield's THE GLASS MENAGERIEDanny Lee Wynter, Belinda Lang & More to Lead Nuffield's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This October, Nuffield's Director Samuel Hodges, now in his second year leading the company, will direct a production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. The production marks Hodges' directorial debut with Nuffield, which will feature design by Ultz (Olivier Award winner, Jerusalem, Royal Court). (more...)

My Real Games Celebrates Summer with Fresh New TitlesMy Real Games Celebrates Summer with Fresh New Titles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

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Sally Kellerman Coming to Catalina Jazz Club, 8/19Sally Kellerman Coming to Catalina Jazz Club, 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Sally Kellerman, the legendary Oscar-nomInated 'Hot Lips' of the original '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 for a special return engagement on Wednesday, August 19 at 8:30 PM. (more...)

'Great Balls of Fire' Exhibit Opens 10/1 at Museum of Discovery & Science'Great Balls of Fire' Exhibit Opens 10/1 at Museum of Discovery & Science
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

What are asteroids, comets, and meteorites and where do they come from? The Space Science Institute's National Center for Interactive Learning, with funding from the National Science Foundation and NASA, has developed a national traveling exhibition called Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors, that will open on October 1, 2015 at the Museum of Discovery and Science. (more...)

BWW Recap: WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER, Episodes Five and SixBWW Recap: WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER, Episodes Five and Six
by Jennifer McHugh - Aug 5, 2015

We are half way through the First Day of Camp in Waterville and the drama has only just begun to unfold. But can anything really prepare us for the premiere of the coveted musical; Electro/City? They've been in rehearsal for nearly four hours! (more...)

LA Zoo's ROARING NIGHTS Return 8/21LA Zoo's ROARING NIGHTS Return 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The final installment of the Los Angeles Zoo's 2015's ROARING NIGHTS summer music series takes guests back to the 1980s for an evening of music, high-profile food trucks and fun 'to the max' on Friday, August 21, 2015, 7 to 11 pm,  at the L.A. Zoo.  (more...)

Merger Mines Corporation Announces LOI to Acquire Bright Flash Development Inc.Merger Mines Corporation Announces LOI to Acquire Bright Flash Development Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

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West End's LET IT BE Plays 1,000th PerformanceWest End's LET IT BE Plays 1,000th Performance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

LET IT BE played its 1000th UK performance in the West End last night as it entered the final part of its run. The show has just four weeks left to play at the Garrick Theatre and audiences have now just 38 more performances to catch this record-breaking production before it closes on September 5th. (more...)

BWW Recap: Patti Murin Guides Us through a Partner-Swapping BACHELOR IN PARADISE PremiereBWW Recap: Patti Murin Guides Us through a Partner-Swapping BACHELOR IN PARADISE Premiere
by Patti Murin - Aug 4, 2015

Well, hello again! Didn't we just see each other? Oh yes, we were only afforded a mere six day break before the premiere of the latest installment of the "Bachelor" franchise: Season 2 of "Bachelor in Paradise"! And paradise we are in indeed, as this season opens up in Sayulita, Mexico, a vacation destination that I have been dying to go to for years now. Hopefully these fools don't contaminate every hot tub in town before I get there. Let's get started, cause this was a three-hour event, and these people switch partners more often than I did in college.  (more...)

Pop/Rock Duo Venus Mars Project Releases New Song '#LaLaLaLove'Pop/Rock Duo Venus Mars Project Releases New Song '#LaLaLaLove'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Pop/rock sensations, Jacyn Tremblay and Peter Tentindo of Venus Mars Project, have once again worked their dual magic in their new release, #LaLaLaLove, available on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. (more...)

Scoop: BOOM!  on FOX - Thursday, September 3, 2015Scoop: BOOM! on FOX - Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Get all the scoop on BOOM! , airing on FOX on Thursday, September 3, 2015! (more...)

Justin Timberlake Takes to Twitter to Respond to Kanye West's VMA DissJustin Timberlake Takes to Twitter to Respond to Kanye West's VMA Diss
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Timberlake took to Twitter immediately following the live speech to downplay the incident (more...)

BWW Review:  Playmakers Presents 9 TO 5: THE MUSICALBWW Review: Playmakers Presents 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL
by Heidi Scheuermann - Aug 30, 2015

Two things in the world that I think are just the coolest are 1) Dolly Parton and 2) being introduced to shows that I don't know anything about before the curtain comes up. Playmakers Theater in Covington combined these two really cool things that I love into one night of laughs when they presented 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Lakewood Theatre Company to Offer Arts Classes in Acting, Video, and Voice This FallLakewood Theatre Company to Offer Arts Classes in Acting, Video, and Voice This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2015

Lakewood Theatre Company will be presenting a variety of classes in acting, television production, voice, and improvisation for its fall term beginning September 19. (more...)

NBCUniversal Celebrates One Year Out from 2016 Rio OlympicsNBCUniversal Celebrates One Year Out from 2016 Rio Olympics
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

This Wednesday, August 5, marks one year out from the start of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (more...)

OJohn Dahlback's Single 'Raven' Released After Premiere on Avicii's ShowOJohn Dahlback's Single 'Raven' Released After Premiere on Avicii's Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Swedish electronic dance music producer, John Dahlback, is an artist to the core. On July 31st, 2015, he released "Raven" (Armada Music), the first single from his upcoming full-length studio album. The album will be released on Armada Music. (more...)

Scoop: BOOM!  on FOX - Thursday, August 6, 2015Scoop: BOOM! on FOX - Thursday, August 6, 2015
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Get all the scoop on BOOM! , airing on FOX on Thursday, August 6, 2015! (more...)

Serena Williams to Host Second Annual Serena Williams Live Ultimate Charity RunSerena Williams to Host Second Annual Serena Williams Live Ultimate Charity Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

After recently winning her 6th Wimbledon title and heading into the U.S. Open, Serena Williams announced that she will be hosting the second annual Serena Williams Live Ultimate Ru (more...)

A Pledge To America's Pets: Never Again, If We Can Help ItA Pledge To America's Pets: Never Again, If We Can Help It
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

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ROCKY HORROR SHOW Announces Extended Performances in London, Thru Sept. 26ROCKY HORROR SHOW Announces Extended Performances in London, Thru Sept. 26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Due to overwhelming popular demand, Ambassador Theatre Group is delighted to announce an additional eight performances of Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show at the Playhouse Theatre, London, from 21st - 26th September 2015. Tickets go on sale Friday 28th August at 10am. The initial 11 shows sparked such a positive reaction with the public, that tickets sold out in less than 72 hours. (more...)

New York City's Top Pizzerias Unite to Fight Hunger at Slice Out HungerNew York City's Top Pizzerias Unite to Fight Hunger at Slice Out Hunger
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Once a year, NYC's top pizzerias unite under one roof to raise money for New Yorkers in need at Slice Out Hunger's $1 Slice Night. This annual charity event sells $1 pizza slices from famous pizzerias such as Difara, Lombardi's, Keste, John's Pizzeria, Arturo's and more most of which do not offer pizza by the slice. More than fifty pizzerias are expected to donate over 1,000 pizzas for this unique event that attracts over 1,000 attendees. (more...)

Art Fallout to be Held in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, 10/17Art Fallout to be Held in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

To celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month, Girls' Club hosts the sixth annual Art Fallout – a day to explore and support the production and presentation of contemporary art in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. (more...)

Comcast Increases Internet Speeds for Twin Cities Area CustomersComcast Increases Internet Speeds for Twin Cities Area Customers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

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JET BLASST by Stephen Carbone is ReleasedJET BLASST by Stephen Carbone is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Aviation author Stephen Carbone excites, illuminates and details the inside scoop of accident investigation in the aftermath of an airline tragedy in his novel titled 'Jet Blast.' (more...)

Alex & The Kaleidoscope to Appear Live in Concert 10/3Alex & The Kaleidoscope to Appear Live in Concert 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

With 18 national awards in their hip pocket, including a 2014 New York Emmy® Award for Best Children's Programming, Alex & The Kaleidoscope, with Alex Mitnick at the helm, has a splendid itinerary of colorful musical adventures in store (more...)

BWW Review: Signature Theatre's THE FIX Rocks DC!BWW Review: Signature Theatre's THE FIX Rocks DC!
by Benjamin Tomchik - Aug 24, 2015

The Fix has exactly what it takes to be a smashing production! Clever, dazzling and perfect for a Washington audience, The Fix is a must see at Signature. (more...)

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Get all the scoop on BOOM! , airing on FOX on Thursday, August 27, 2015! (more...)

BWW Blog: Siobhan O'Loughlin - Broken Bone Bathtub World Premiere in TokyoBWW Blog: Siobhan O'Loughlin - Broken Bone Bathtub World Premiere in Tokyo
by Guest Blogger: Siobhan O'Loughlin - Aug 21, 2015

?I was completely terrified. Thoughts in my head on the day of the show opening: (more...)

The Nash Presents PAPA, BIRDSEED, and More in AugustThe Nash Presents PAPA, BIRDSEED, and More in August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2015

August storms in to Phoenix with a blast of incredible jazz, as local and visiting artists fill the calendar at The Nash. BIRDSEED brings an all - Charlie Parker concert, the new funky band MR. PEOPLE hit the stage for First Friday, and PAPA DEFRANCESCO shows audiences where son Joey got his chops from. (more...)

Strength In Members Dream Grant Winner to Dance with DAMES AT SEA Choreographer Emily MorganStrength In Members Dream Grant Winner to Dance with DAMES AT SEA Choreographer Emily Morgan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Strength in Members, a consulting company based in Colorado, asked their employees what their dream would be if they had the money to make it come true. Theatre enthusiast Adriana DiFranco applied, writing, 'My dream would be...to dance on Broadway'. (more...)

D7 Sounds Uses Internet Radio for Blues Legend Deacon Jones' Premier Worldwide ReleaseD7 Sounds Uses Internet Radio for Blues Legend Deacon Jones' Premier Worldwide Release
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Newly formed California-based custom label, D7 Sounds (LLC), released its first musical artist to the worldwide digital market alongside its network of curated Internet radio stations. (more...)

Snipp Launches Twenty Two New Programs this Past Month, a New RecordSnipp Launches Twenty Two New Programs this Past Month, a New Record
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

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THE HONEYCOMB TRILOGY to Play The Gym at Judson, 10/13-11/14THE HONEYCOMB TRILOGY to Play The Gym at Judson, 10/13-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Gideon Productions will present the much-anticipated return of Mac Rogers' three-part science fiction epic, The Honeycomb Trilogy, directed by Jordana Williamsand running in rep October 13-November 14 at The Gym at Judson (243 Thompson Street between West 3rd Street and Washington Square South). Tickets ($25) are available online at www.gideonth.com or by calling 866-811-4111. (more...)

Scoop: BOOM!  on FOX - Thursday, August 20, 2015Scoop: BOOM! on FOX - Thursday, August 20, 2015
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Get all the scoop on BOOM! , airing on FOX on Thursday, August 20, 2015! (more...)

BWW Review: FOREVER PLAID is a Joyous Blast From the PastBWW Review: FOREVER PLAID is a Joyous Blast From the Past
by Frank Benge - Aug 17, 2015

FOREVER PLAID, a musical revue written by Stuart Ross in 1990 has been performed internationally. The show is about those close-harmony groups like The Four Aces and The Four Freshmen that were popular during the 50s. These groups personified the clean-cut genre. The Plaids are a quartet of high-school friends with dreams of recording an album who come to their untimely end in a collision with a bus filled with Catholic schoolgirls on their way to see the Beatles' American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. The Plaids have been given a final chance from the afterlife for musical glory. (more...)

Review Roundup: 1980s Hip-Hop is Brought to Life in STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTONReview Roundup: 1980s Hip-Hop is Brought to Life in STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
by Tess Reynolds - Aug 14, 2015

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. (more...)

VIDEO: George & Brad Are 'Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered' in IT TAKEIS TWO, Episode 7VIDEO: George & Brad Are 'Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered' in IT TAKEIS TWO, Episode 7
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

George Takei and husband Brad have released the seventh episode of their heightened reality series IT TAKEIS TWO titled, 'You're being a Major B-Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.' Check it out below! (more...)

NASA TV Coverage Set for Japanese Cargo Craft Launch to Space StationNASA TV Coverage Set for Japanese Cargo Craft Launch to Space Station
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The launch of a Japanese cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station will be broadcast live on NASA Television on Sunday, Aug. 16, followed by live coverage of its arrival at the orbiting laboratory Thursday, Aug. 20. (more...)

Millbrook Playhouse Extends THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTESMillbrook Playhouse Extends THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David Leidholdt, are pleased to announce the final production of the season, The Marvelous Wonderettes, in the Poorman Cabaret. (more...)

Bookworks Presents Shelf Awareness for Readers: Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 70 Years LaterBookworks Presents Shelf Awareness for Readers: Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 70 Years Later
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The atomic and plutonium bombs killed 129,000-246,000 people, mostly civilians. A year later, John Hersey's classic Hiroshima was published in the New Yorker; subsequently brought out in book form by Knopf, it has never been out of print and has sold more than three million copies. (more...)

The Yesterdayz Set for Van Wezel's Friday Fest, 8/21The Yesterdayz Set for Van Wezel's Friday Fest, 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Sit back, relax, and let yourself travel back to the 60's with your favorite tunes from The Beatles, Elvis, The Supremes, The Beach Boys, and more! Fan favorite, Yesterdayze, is back on August 21 from 5 pm to 9 pm, so get ready for a blast from the past at this FREE SHOW! (more...)

BWW Blog: Rachel Thomas - Skits Under The Stars and Megan HiltyBWW Blog: Rachel Thomas - Skits Under The Stars and Megan Hilty
by Guest Blogger: Rachel Louise Thomas - Aug 10, 2015

Hello magical lovers of the theatre! Oh happy day of dreaming big to you! Last week was yet another glorious well-lived and fun-filled week for us here at Transcendence!  (more...)

Scoop: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on THE CW - Thursday, August 27, 2015Scoop: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on THE CW - Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Get all the scoop on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, airing on THE CW on Thursday, August 27, 2015! (more...)

BW Interviews: Jessica Lee Goldyn: This Business Chooses YouBW Interviews: Jessica Lee Goldyn: This Business Chooses You
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 10, 2015

'You really don't choose this business; it chooses you,' Jessica Lee Goldyn says of her becoming a professional dancer and actress while still in her teens. That bright career which has taken her to Broadway and around the country performing in musical theatre now brings her to Brunswick, Maine, to reprise the role of Elizabeth in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, which opened at Maine State Music Theatre August 6th. The role of Frederick Frankenstein's glamorous and fickle wife has been tailored to her extraordinary dancing abilities by director Marc Robin, and, as she tells Broadway World a few days before opening, she is enjoying the experience enormously! (more...)

COP CAR, Starring Kevin Bacon, Coming to Digital HD, On-Demand & DVD 9/29COP CAR, Starring Kevin Bacon, Coming to Digital HD, On-Demand & DVD 9/29
by Movies News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

A corrupt small-town sheriff is on the hunt for two runaway kids who took his car on a joy ride in Cop Car, an unnervingly funny thriller now available on Digital HD and On Demand, and debuting on Blu-ray TM and DVD on September 29, 2015 (more...)

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