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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".



Sarantos Releases a New Soft Rock Song Called 'Why Ask Why'...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

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Director Robert Mintz and THE NEVERENDING STORY at The Growing Stage
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 9, 2017

Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview Director Robert Mintz about his career and 'The Neverending Story' that will be performed at The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey from March 10th to March 26th. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD (The Musical)
by Vickie Evans - Mar 8, 2017

The Bodyguard (The Musical) opens in Charlotte, NC with a Blast! The set, costumes, music and of course, the sensational Deborah Cox leaves a lasting imprint on opening night, at the Belk Theater. Show runs from March 7-12 (more...)

The Dead Daisies Announce 'LIVE & LOUDER' 2017 World Tour & Live Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

High Octane, rip-roaring hard rockers THE DEAD DAISIES have announced a massive World Tour in celebration of the release of 'LIVE & LOUDER', the band's highly-anticipated live outing, out on May 19 th 2017 via Spitfire Music / SPV. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 8th, 2017 - LETTERS TO OUR DAUGHTERS, THE OUTER SPACE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 8, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: LETTERS TO OUR DAUGHTERS welcomes a slew of stage stars to celebrate women and more! (more...)

Virginia Arts Festival Presents TENTHING BRASS ENSEMBLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

It takes a lot of brass to consider the whole of the classical repertoire your playground-especially if you're a trumpet player. Violinists, cellists, pianists can take their pick of masterpieces showcasing their instruments, but for trumpeters, the pickings are decidedly slimmer. (more...)

PANGEA Mixes Politics and Art in March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

As New York girds itself for a fight across party lines, Pangea is the place to party before the fight.  Some mean hombres like Jeremy Lawrence, Salty Brine and MargOH! Channing will show you what they're made of. Singer-seers like Gay Marshall and Carol Lipnik will blast through doors and glass ceilings, and cabaret confederates like Kevin Malony's rogues' gallery of talent in the "Happy Cry Pretty" series will break conventions with disarming ease. Top off the month with The Secret Variety Society on Friday March 31 and you've got a recipe for dealing with the disaster. (more...)

BWW Review: KING LEAR Kills at Guthrie Theater
by Karen Bovard - Mar 6, 2017

'Disciplined' may seem an odd word to apply to a production of KING LEAR, a tragedy that is about personal and societal dissolution into madness, both individually and at large. But the current mounting in Minneapolis earns that moniker, both in actorly control and design restraint. The result is a masterful rendering that eschews excess but allows the human relationships to be bared and centered. (more...)

Brelby Theatre Company Announces Creative Team for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Shelby Elise Maticic is the Artistic Director of the Brelby Theatre Company. She has BS in Theatre Performance from Northern Arizona University and an MFA in Arts Entrepreneurship & Management from Arizona State University. (more...)

Scoop: PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Monday, April 17, 2017
by - Mar 30, 2017

Get all the scoop on PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, airing on THE CW on Monday, April 17, 2017! (more...)

Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins plan to remove artificial colorings from U.S. menus by end of 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

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Ellen Douglas Schlaefer Receives Wally Russell Mentoring Award at USITT 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

???????Director of Opera Studies and Associate Professor at University of South Carolina School of Music Ellen Douglas Schlaefer received USITT's 2017 Wally Russell Professional Mentor Award at USITT 2017 in St. Louis. (more...)

Latitude Festival Announces Dara O Briain, Katherine Ryan, and Simon Amstell as 2017 Comedy Headliners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Now in its 12th edition, Latitude Festival once again sets the bar high for summer festivals with the largest comedy line up in the UK, offering festival goers an unrivalled opportunity to see the world's most globally acclaimed comedians, alongside emerging talent and innovative newcomers. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse and Irish Arts Center to Present Two New Works by Enda Walsh
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse and Irish Arts Center (IAC) join forces to introduce New York audiences to two new works by the Tony Award-winning Irish playwright-director Enda Walsh. (more...)

Utah Opera To Highlight Veterans' Journey With THE LONG WALK, 3/31, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

 On March 31 and April 1 at 7:30 PM “The Long Walk” will make its Western U.S. premiere at the Jeanné Wagner Theater in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. It is the story of one man's experience and based on the book “The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life that Follows” by Brian Castner. (more...)

BWW Review: DANIEL TIGERS NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! A Terrific Time at Crouse Hinds Theater
by Natasha Ashley - Mar 27, 2017

This past weekend, for two performances only, the touring production of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! entertained many families at Crouse Hinds Theater in Syracuse, New York. The production was just pure fun and a wonderful way to introduce young children to live theater. The music, the lights, the sets, and the costumes brought the familiar character of Daniel Tiger and all of his neighborhood friends to life. (more...)

San Diego Celebrates Corporate Wellness at March Fit Company Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

On March 11, 2017 over 250 participants from companies located in the San Diego California area took part in the Fit Company Challenge, a corporate wellness event hosted by the Fit Company Institute. The challenge provided area companies an opportunity to come together as a team and spend a morning exercising, pushing their physical and mental limits and showing the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Participants worked in teams of 3 to 4 towards completing a variety of fitness stations to challenge their fitness level and earn points for their company. Teams chose what level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced) to go through each course which allowed participants of all fitness levels to push their physical fitness without going too far out of their comfort zone. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): The Stars of Belmont University Musical Theatre's 9 to 5: THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2017

Today, in our latest Friday 5 (+1), we introduce you to a group of Belmont University Musical Theatre leading ladies - Katie Bays, Emily Anne Ludwig, Lizzy Hinton, Cassie Donegan, Mary Kate Hughes and Katie Grogg - and their leading man, the Franklin Hart Jr. of this particular revival, Graham Trout! Remember their names, gentle readers, they are sure to impress you now over on Belmont Boulevard just as much as they are destined to dazzle critics and audiences (in theaters along other notable streets) alike in the years to come… (more...)

BWW Review: THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE at Actor's Express
by Justin Cole Adams - Mar 24, 2017

GEORGIA MCBRIDE shows us how to step outside the status quo, one lip sync and sequin at a time. (more...)

NOCCA to Host 'FULL STEAM AHEAD' Pop-Up Museum This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts' full-day academic program, the Academic Studio, presents Full STEAM Ahead: The NOCCA Sciences Pop-Up Museum, a morning of hands-on, interactive activities and experiments in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math for 5th - 6th grade students and their teachers that will fill Solomon Family Hall and the math/science labs in the Chevron Forum at NOCCA. The inaugural Pop-Up Museum is designed to help youth explore the fun, beauty and creativity in math and science! (more...)

BWW Review: Opening Night of HAMILTON: A Rapper's Delight, Now thru August 5
by Linda Hodges - Mar 24, 2017

Alexander Hamilton Lin was waiting just to sing for you. Alexander Hamilton We're so happy that your life rings 'new! (more...)

About Face Theatre Prepares to Blast Off at WONKA BALL: FORBIDDEN PLANET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Get ready to blast off! About Face Theatre invites guests to the final frontier - space - for an out of this world evening at WONKA BALL: FORBIDDEN PLANET. The company's annual gala will be held Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8 pm (VIP Cocktail Reception at 7 pm) at Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or by calling (773) 784-8565.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Matthew J. Taylor of 42ND STREET at MAYO Performing Arts Center
by Jaclyn Layman - Mar 22, 2017

Come and meet the star of 42nd Street! I had the privilege of chatting with the very talented Matthew J. Taylor, who plays Julian Marsh in this exciting production. We talk about life on the road, beloved timeless musicals, preserving vocal health and New Jersey's outstanding Westminster Choir College. (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Cozies Up to the Legendary Tony-Winner, Michael Cerveris
by Broadwaysted - Mar 21, 2017

This week's episode of Broadwaysted is 'not too bad, if I say so myself,' because we're sitting down with two-time Tony winner Michael Cerveris! Tucked away in a cozy booth at NYC's Peter McManus Cafe we drink a few (too many) rounds of cocktails (and quite a few shots) as Michael spills about his dual reality as actor and musician. (more...)

Barn Players Kids Now Enrolling For DISNEY'S THE LION KING, KIDS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

???????Attention all parents of kids going into 3rd through 7th grade! "Disney's The Lion King, Kids" will be roaring on stage locally this summer at The Barn Players in Mission, KS! This is an affordably priced summer camp program filled with arts, activity, and fun for your children. (more...)

New Video: Jenny and The Mexicats 'La Diabla' Premiered on Rolling Stone
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

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...)

Detroit Rapper Esham Releases Debut Single 'Trust No One' From New Album SCRIBBLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 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...)

Danzig New Album 'Black Laden Crown' Out Mid-May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Following on his historic reunion with the classic Misfits lineup attended by record numbers at last year's Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago as well as the recent confirmation of a headlining set at this year's Blackest Of The Black festival (more...)

Richard Booth, Farrell Cox, and More Announced for ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Les Enfants Terribles and ebp in association with Creature of London are delighted to announce the cast of "ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND" which returns to The Vaults at Waterloo from 15 April 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christopher Gattelli Taps into Big Screen NEWSIES and Broadway-Bound FROZEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Christopher Gattelli, the Tony-winning choreographer, is practically jumping with joy over the success of ''Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!'' and its giant leap to the big screen. Its three-day screenings (Feb. 16, 18 and 22) broke records to become the highest-grossing Broadway event from Fathom Events. And now ''Disney's Newsies'' will return for an encore showing on Saturday, March 4, at 12:55 p.m. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Relive the Past Performances of the Cast of THE PRICE
by Danielle Ashley - Mar 18, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. In anticipation of opening night, get to know more about the cast! (more...)

BWW Review: THE WHITE SNAKE at Center Stage
by Daniel Collins - Mar 17, 2017

Audiences are in for a magic journey both on and off stage as Center Stage, now unveiled after a $28 million renovation, presents award-winning playwright Mary Zimmerman's adaptation of the Chinese fable, 'THE WHITE SNAKE.' (more...)

Morgan Heritage's New Album, 'Avrakedabra' Out 5/19, Pre-Order Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

In the wake of their historical GRAMMY win for Best Reggae Album as the Producer and Artist for “Strictly Roots”, which was released under their own independent label CTBC Music Group, the Iconic GRAMMY Award-Winning cultured driven band has managed yet again to deliver another classic album. (more...)

Kneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS Makes New York Debut Tonight at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh, Cornwall's beloved theatrical alchemists, and their former Co-Artistic Director Emma Rice - now the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe - for the New York Premiere of the acclaimed production 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. (more...)

Sh!t Theatre to Bring LETTERS TO WINDSOR to HOME Manchester This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Letters to Windsor House (no, not that one) is the latest show from multi award- winning duo Sh!t Theatre, comprising Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit, whose last appearance at HOME was in Women's Hour in HOME'S ORBIT Festival in autumn 2016. Letters to Windsor House plays at HOME for four performances, Wed 19 - Fri 21 April 2017. (more...)

Experience Three Decades of The Beatles and Wings Live: THE MCCARTNEY YEARS Comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

You know the music and the voice….See Paul McCartney's songs at their best in the #1 Paul McCartney Tribute Show - The McCartney Years!  It's a night of hits from the Beatles and Wings in a note-for-note concert recreation with costumes and more!  The McCartney Years hits The Ridgefield Playhouse stage on Friday, March 31 at 8 pm as part of the Pepsi Rock Series Powered by Xfinity and is partially underwritten by Nutmeg Livery.  You'll be up and dancing to Sir Paul's greatest hits including "Live and Let Die," "Silly Love Songs," "Band on The Run" "The Long and Winding Road," "Jet," and many more. Every song is played live with nothing pre-recorded and set to the standards of Sir Paul McCartney. (more...)

SUCCESSIONS, THE 39 STEPS and More Set for Centaur Theatre's Season 49 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

A new line-up of plays and much more were revealed at Centaur Theatre's 49th season launch this afternoon. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Red Branch Theatre Company's MAD LIBS LIVE, Opening This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) opens its 2017 season entitled Mad About You with the interactive word game-turned-musical Mad Libs Live this weekend. Performances continue weekend through April 8th. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Gets Five Cents of Advice from 'Little Known Facts' Host Ilana Levine
by Broadwaysted - Mar 14, 2017

'The Doctor is In' this week as we get Broadwaysted with actress and podcast buddy Ilana Levine! The crew is pouring out cider and red wine as we discuss our favorite kinds of apples and how cute it would be if a shark gave you a hickey. Ilana spills about her amazing experience with YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN and the different ways she and her fellow cast members warmed up. (more...)

GSN Announces New Programming Slate and Other Initiatives at Upfront
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today its new programming and other initiatives, as part of the network's 2017 Upfronts, with a focus on its core 'shiny floor' game shows. (more...)

Bluebarn Theatre presents Regional Premiere Of SILENT SKY by Lauren gunderson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The BLUEBARN Theatre is proud to continue Season 28 with the historical drama, Silent Sky  by Lauren Gunderson. BLUEBARN Producing Artistic Director Susan C. Toberer directs with set design by Martin Scott Marchitto, lighting design by Darrin Golden, costume design by Lindsay Pape, sound design by Craig Marsh, and properties design by Amy Reiner. (more...)

BWW Review: MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature Theatre
by Roger Catlin - Mar 13, 2017

Bad singers make interesting stories. After Meryl Streep got an Oscar nomination for her role as the classical world's Florence Foster Jenkins, last year, here comes Broadway's Debra Monk, warbling the pop repertoire of a mid-1960s musical misfit in a new musical full of Great White Way pedigree. (more...)

BWW Review: BYE BYE BIRDIE at Meridian High School
by Leesa Williams - Mar 13, 2017

Bye Bye Birdie is a Hit!BYE BYE BIRDIE hit the musical stage in the early 1960's. The story line was inspired by the popularity of Elvis Presley and his draft notice. BIRDIE is full of great tunes that most will recognize. 'How lovely to be a woman', 'Kids', 'The Telephone Hour' and 'Put on a Happy Face', made famous by Dick Van Dyke in the 1963 film adaptation. (more...)

BWW Interview: Puppeteer Jess Spalis on The Magic of CIRCUS 1903
by Rachel Weinberg - Mar 10, 2017

I recently had the chance to chat with Jess Spalis, a UK-based artist who is currently traveling across the United States with CIRCUS 1903—THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS. The circus will arrive in Chicago on March 21. In preparation for the upcoming engagement, Spalis discussed her work as part of a team of six bringing two life-size elephant puppets to life in the show, as well as her background as an actor and an aerialist. (more...)

Understudies from A BRONX TALE, IN TRANSIT, GREAT COMET and More Set for AT THIS PERFORMANCE... This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Musicals Tonight! continues its ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudiesand Alternates with its next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE... to be held on Sunday, March 5th at The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street at 7 PM. (more...)

Chicago's Longest Running Show TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING Has Been Extended Indefinitely!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Presented by the original New York producers, in conjunction with Chicago Theater Works, one of Chicago's longest running, smash hit shows, Tony n' Tina's Wedding, has officially announced that they are extending their performances indefinitely, due to popular demand, and are officially "here to stay"! Tony n' Tina's Wedding played an incredible 16 years in Chicago, and, during that time, entertained more than one million audience members of all ages. (more...)

Crystal Theatre Announces 2017 Summer Camp Registration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Spend Your Summer on the Crystal Theatre Stage! One Week and Two Week Musical Theatre Camps For Students in Preschool - High School are Available! (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Lilli Cooper All the Way from a Pineapple Under the Sea
by Broadwaysted - Feb 28, 2017

This week the Broadwaysted Crew is so excited to sit down and pour out some laughs with Broadway's Lilli Cooper! We're mixing mezcal with club soda and lime while Lilli spills about her experience performing in THE WILDERNESS, her 'Bikini Bottom Days' in THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, and her epic journey with WICKED- including the time she went on for Elphaba in the middle of the show! (more...)

Nova Scotia studios bring their A-Game to GDC 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

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Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield Join THE 24 HOUR PLAYS at the Pantages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that celebrated actors MELISSA GILBERT and TIMOTHY BUSFIELD are joining the cast of the Minnesota premiere of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS® on Monday, March 13 at 8 p.m. at the historic Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). This one-night-only event brings together the extraordinary talent of local and nationally-known artists to create six new theatrical plays within 24 hours. (more...)

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