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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".



Country Music's Aaron Tippin Announces 2017 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Aaron Tippin, 'The Hardest Workin' Man in Country Music' is living up to his name as he reveals his 2017 tour schedule. Today, Tippin announced 50 live concert dates with many additional dates to be added throughout the year. (more...)

Michael Mott to Bring Original Music to Birdland Debut This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Critically acclaimed songwriter Michael Mott will be making his Birdland debut for a one night only concert of his original music on Monday, February 27 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Xian Zhang Leads New Jersey Symphony in 2017-18 Season - Jason Alexander, Pianist Jeremy Denk and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Xian Zhang announce the Orchestra's classical, pops and family programs for the 2017-18 season, Zhang's second as the Orchestra's critically acclaimed artistic leader. The NJSO brings a diverse range of compelling programs to six venues across the Garden State, with highlights including classical masterworks, a Winter Festival celebrating foreign artists and composers who found creative inspiration on America's welcoming shores, film-with-orchestra presentations of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and music- and comedy-filled performances with Tony Award-winning star Jason Alexander. (more...)

BWW Blog: Miranda Jackel - Attending BroadwayCon
by Guest Blogger: Miranda Jackel - Jan 31, 2017

I'll never forget the day I found out the first-ever BroadwayCon was happening. I saw the headline in big, bold letters, and could barely believe my eyes. I WENT INSANE (tbh, that's an understatement). I began jumping up and down, screaming at the top of my lungs!!! For years and years, I'd been constantly rambling on about how desperately I wanted a Broadway convention to happen. Finally, it was going to be a reality, and I was overwhelmed by joy and surprise! The first year of BroadwayCon was absolutely unforgettable-and not just because we got stuck at the Hilton in the midst of that crazy blizzard!! (more...)

CSO's Concert for Kids LET'S GO TO OUTER SPACE! to Be Dedicated to US Senator John Glenn
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

As part of the CSO's Concerts for Kids series, CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov and the Columbus Symphony have teamed up with Columbus' Momentum dance program and OSU Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics Dr. Mike Stamatikos for a one-hour exploration of music and outer space designed for kids ages 3-10. Dedicated to former astronaut and US Senator John Glenn. (more...)

DNA Sequencing Markets: Global Analysis and Opportunity Evaluation 2016 - 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

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Registration Now Open for Piedmont Players Theatre (PPT) 2017 Summer Theatre Camps
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Piedmont Players Theatre has announced its lineup for Summer Theatre Camps 2017. See al the information below! (more...)

Asolo Rep to Host LA FETE DE MONTE CARLO Gala at The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Asolo Rep's Annual Gala: La Fete de Monte Carlo, will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota. (more...)

Heath Green and The Makeshifters Premiere New Track from Debut LP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

You would think that with all of the attention being paid to the resurgence of Alabama soul music that someone like Heath Green would surely be on the radar of every A&R guy out of Nashville by now (more...)

NBCUniversal Celebrates One Year Out from the Winter Olympics in South Korea
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Today marks one year out from the start of The Winter Olympics, which will begin on Feb. 8, 2018, in PyeongChang, South Korea. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Lise Bruneau
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 8, 2017

Today's subject Lise Bruneau is currently living her theatre life onstage at Arena Stage as Sara Müller in Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine. The production runs through March 5th. (more...)

Aliens to Invade the Southern with THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS: TARGET EARTH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Telling an all-ages adventure story set in the 1930s, The Intergalactic Nemesis mashes up comic book and radio-play formats into a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience-the live-action graphic novel. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - A Festival for the Books: A Reflection of the KCACTF Region 1 Festival
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Feb 7, 2017

I recently had the pleasure of joining classmates in the participation of the 49th Annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region 1. I found myself immersed in a world of talented future theatre professionals and current professionals that helped to mold my experience and bring me one step closer to accomplishing my goal. (more...)

Oxygen Media to Host a Lethal Homicide Valentine's Day Weekend
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Oxygen Media presents a seductive “Homicide: Valentine's Day” weekend featuring the very best crimes of passion episodes such as the captivating Jodi Arias “Snapped” two-part special.  Following the network's recently announced commitment to crime programming, the rampage begins on Saturday, February 11th 7PM ET/PT. For a sneak peek, please visit: http://www.oxygen.com/snapped/season-19/videos/spend-valentines-day-weekend-with-oxygen (more...)

Original Comedies HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS and RETURN OF THE MAC Coming to Pop 4/12
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Wednesday nights will soon be all that and a bag of chips as Pop gears up to debut two new original comedies HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS and RETURN OF THE MAC (formerly 'The Joey Mac Project') on April 12. (more...)

MusicWorks to Present ROCKET MAN The Elton John Tribute Show at OId School Square
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

???????MusicWorks will continue its CLASSIC FOLK & ROCK SERIES next week at Old School Square's Crest Theatre, which is located at 51 North Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach (one block north of Atlantic Avenue). (more...)

XYIENCE Energy Drink Announces New Original Campus Insiders Video Content Featuring College Basketball Expert Seth Davis And A National Sweepstakes
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

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Modern Dance Theater Company Breaks Bubbles with OUT OF THE ECHO CHAMBER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

J. Lindsay Brown Dance is excited to broaden horizons with the premier of Out of the Echo Chamber at Dovetail Studios (2853 W Montrose Ave), on March 31st & April 1st at 7:45pm. Out of the Echo Chamber is a collaborative showcase featuring works from J. Lindsay Brown Dance, Airyn Digman & Jessica Madden, Megan Rhodes, and Earlyn Whitehead. A collection of old and new works, J. Lindsay Brown will also premier excerpts from her newest project 'Things that Should be Danced', based on Sei Sh?nagon's ancient Japanese text 'The Pillow Book'. This concert features screen dances, tap, interdisciplinary collaboration, and more, so do not miss out! Tickets are $20, $15 for artists/performers, and may be purchased at www.echochamber.bpt.me. (more...)

Ethan Lipton's New Musical THE OUTER SPACE to Blast Off This Month at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The Public Theater will begin previews for the world premiere musical THE OUTER SPACE on Thursday, February 23 in Joe's Pub at The Public. With book and lyrics by Ethan Lipton and directed by Leigh Silverman, the show has been extended one week through Sunday, April 9, with an official press opening on Wednesday, March 8. THE OUTER SPACE features music composed and performed by Ethan Lipton, Vito Dieterle, Eben Levy, and Ian Riggs. (more...)

Cast Announced for Hulu's Highly Anticipated Project MARVEL'S RUNAWAYS
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The wait is over. Marvel has found their RUNAWAYS. Marvel Television announced today the first group of young actors has been set for MARVEL'S RUNAWAYS the highly anticipated project with popular streaming service, Hulu (more...)

Jari Love Announces Newest DVDs, GET RIPPED EXPRESS and GET RIPPED IN 6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

On the heels of finishing her North American tour, certifying instructors in her 5 phase Get Ripped workout program, creator Jari Love has just released two new DVDs available in hard copy disc form and also as downloads at www.jarilove.com. With a focus on compound exercises, the scientifically tested Get Ripped program incorporates free weights, weight bars, athletic steps and plyometric training.   (more...)

BWW Review: LIZZIE, Greenwich Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Feb 24, 2017

A rock musical about a suspected Victorian murderess - not your average night at the theatre, by any stretch of the imagination. Enter Lizzie, making its UK premiere at Greenwich Theatre. Tim Maner's book takes the infamous real life case and draws on several of the theories that have been devised over the years to try and explain the (as yet) unsolved crimes. (more...)

BWW Review: GALA FLAMENCA 2017, Sadler's Wells
by Jenny Gilbert - Feb 24, 2017

What could be more cheering in a dank dark London February than a blast of Spanish flamenco? Answer: a Sadler's Wells flamenco gala, a fistful of stellar talents for the price of one. (more...)

Heath Green and The Makeshifters Premiere New Track; Debut LP Out Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

You would think that with all of the attention being paid to the resurgence of Alabama soul music that someone like Heath Green would surely be on the radar of every A&R guy out of Nashville by now (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 23rd, 2017 - SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, opens on Broadway tonight! (more...)

Local Actor Phil Elam to Light Up the Stage in LILIES OF THE FIELD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

After winning six honors at a variety of national and international film festivals with his debut producing effort, 'SWING LOW,' Detroit native Phil Elam is taking to the stage to play his most personally inspired role as the lead in the stage production of the beloved film, 'Lilies of the Field.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Kate Fleetwood Talks UGLY LIES THE BONE
by Marianka Swain - Feb 22, 2017

Kate Fleetwood's varied career encompasses everything from musicals London Road and High Society to Macbeth and Medea. She's currently starring in American writer Lindsey Ferrentino's play about a soldier who returns home to Florida after suffering a life-changing injury in Afghanistan. The production begins previews tonight.  (more...)

Pantochino Teen Theatre to Blast Off with STARMITES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Pantochino Teen Theatre will present the out-of-this-world pop musical, "Starmites" by Barry Keating and Stuart Ross for two performances on February 25 & 26 at the Milford Center for the Arts on Railroad Avenue in Downtown Milford. (more...)

Super League Gaming's City Champs Expands for League of Legends, Introduces First-ever City vs City Minecraft Tournament
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

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Utah Symphony To Honor Veterans And Military
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

During the 2016-17 season, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera will present its annual cultural festival with an emphasis on supporting veterans and those currently serving in the military through the arts. (more...)

What Do Boink Live Streaming, SnapChat, Twitter, and Facebook Have in...
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

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Detroit Rapper Esham Releases Debut Single 'Trust No One' From New Album
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Detroit rapper Esham releases new single “Trust No One” today via Reel Life Productions, an independent record label founded in 1988 by Esham and his older brother, James. The track arrives in advance of Scribble, set for release on May 26, 2017. (more...)

Heath Green and The Makeshifters Debut LP Out 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

You would think that with all of the attention being paid to the resurgence of Alabama soul music that someone like Heath Green would surely be on the radar of every A&R guy out of Nashville by now (more...)

Gregg Edelman-Helmed ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, THE MUSIC MAN and More Set for BTG's Expanded 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Hot off the heels of its critically acclaimed revival of Fiorello!, which was named a Critic's Pick by The New York Times, Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director/CEO) have announced BTG's 2017 Summer Theatre Season. (more...)

Red Branch Theatre Company Announces Casting for MAD LIBS LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) opens its 2017 season entitled Mad About You with the interactive word game-turned-musical Mad Libs Live. (more...)

Styx, Reo Speedwagon, and Don Felder Set to Launch 'United We Rock' U.S. Summer Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Rock legends REO SPEEDWAGON and STYX, along with very special guest star DON FELDER—formerly of the Eagles—will join forces for the “United We Rock” U.S. summer tour (more...)

5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE at Glen Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

???????Following its critically acclaimed Australian premiere in Brisbane in 2015, and after sell-out seasons in Chicago and New York, 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE is heading south to serve up some slices to Glen Street Theatre. (more...)

Alan Ayckbourn's A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN, Ali Taylor's GOTH WEEKEND and More Set for Summer 2017 at Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

A summer season of plays celebrating the often extraordinary stories of people leading ordinary lives has been announced at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre. (more...)

March Events Announced at The Kraine Theater & UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade is a theater development group with a focus on new work that produces a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater every season. FRIGID's Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. (more...)

About Face Theatre to Blast Off This Spring With WONKA BALL: FORBIDDEN PLANET Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Get ready to blast off! About Face Theatre (AFT) invites guests to the final frontier - space - for an out of this world evening at WONKA BALL: FORBIDDEN PLANET. (more...)

BWW Interview: Drew Redington's 'Holiday Break' on Broadway
by Christopher Castanho - Feb 13, 2017

Drew Redington is one of the lucky few who decide to take a break from their college theatre program and study abroad on Broadway. An Elon Musical Theatre student, Redington just wrapped up his jump-roppin', tap dancin' role in the ensemble of 'Holiday Inn: The New Irving Berlin Musical' I was lucky enough to sit down with Drew and hear about the journey from his hometown of St Louis, Missouri to the Grand White Way. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Caroline and Mia Rilette
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 13, 2017

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Gabrielle Stravelli Releases 'Cake of My Childhood' Single on Spotify
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Gabrielle Stravelli – the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter – released “Cake of My Childhood” on Spotify, the first single from the new album Dream Ago. (more...)

BWW Feature: Vengeance Has a Face in CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL
by Kristen Morale - Feb 13, 2017

Cruel Intentions takes Choderlos de Lacios' eighteenth century novel Les Liaisons dangereuses and brings themes of incest, manipulation and vengeance to new heights. Substituting ex-lovers with rivaling siblings and married women with virgin ingenues, Kumble gave turn of the century audiences the story of Kathryn Merteuil and Sabastian Valmont, teen step-siblings and lovers who make sport of ruining people's lives. Cruel Intentions has left such an impression on the minds and hearts of people everywhere…especially people like Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin (more...)

World Premiere of A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS is Stunning
by Linda Hodges - Feb 11, 2017

Playing now through February 26, 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' is at once haunting and hopeful; shattering and uplifting and will surely open people's hearts and minds to the plight of women in the world today. (more...)

BWW Review: MASURCA FOGO, Sadler's Wells
by Jenny Gilbert - Feb 10, 2017

For anyone who had been wondering, seven and a half years on from the demise of Pina Bausch, what was the point of her company's continued trawl through her back-catalogue, this visit is reason enough. It's not just that Masurca Fogo, which takes its inspiration from Portugal and Cape Verde, brings a welcome blast of sunshine into a dank London February. It's that in these dark days of global divisiveness the whole Bauschian project seems even more vital a celebration of shared humanity. (more...)

The Return of FRIDAY 5 (+1): ANTIGONE at Belmont University
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 10, 2017

In Ara Vito's Southern Gothic-inspired treatment of Sophocles' Antigone, the bond between two sisters is challenged by the tragedies of national and familial conflict. Against the backdrop of a decaying home in middle-of-nowhere country, the air is imbued with history and spirits walk the earth. Tragedy is yesterday and tomorrow and now - uncovered by love, betrayal, death, and hope. Summer Shack directs. (more...)

Brandy Clark and Charlie Worsham Unite for 20+ City Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Two of Nashville's “best-kept secret(s)” (Billboard/Taste of Country) are getting together for a noteworthy tour promising an incredible night of music and immense talent. (more...)

Belgium's BRUTUS Announce New Single 'Drive' | Debut album Out 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Belgium's heavy atmospheric three-piece BRUTUS have revealed 'Drive', the colossal second single from their forthcoming debut album 'Burst', due for release via Hassle Records this February 24th. (more...)

10th Adelaide Fringe for Faulty Towers The Dining Experience in 20th birthday year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Interactive Theatre International presents: Faulty Towers The Dining Experience. Celebrating its 10th Adelaide Fringe in its 20th birthday year, this globetrotting Aussie hit returns with even more 5-star reviews on its plate - the latest just this month from Perth and London. It's 'an absolute blast' (Isolated Nation, Fringe World 2017). (more...)

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