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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".



Zoe Kazan's New Play AFTER THE BLAST to Open LCT3's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater will open its 2017-2018 season with AFTER THE BLAST, a new play by Zoe Kazan, to be directed by Lila Neugebauer, beginning performances Saturday, October 7 and running for six weeks only through Sunday, November 19 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). Opening night is Monday, October 23. (more...)

FEAST, CHALK, THANK YOU, ROBOT and More Set for July at UNDER St. Marks & The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade has announced its July 2017 lineup at UNDER St. Marks and The Kraine Theater. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Willie Nile Announces Album Release Show in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

In a consistently colorful musical career that spans nearly four decades, Willie Nilehas established a reputation as a world-class rock 'n' roller, and as a singular songwriter with deep roots in rock's rich history. So it's not surprising that he'd choose to tip his hat to one of his most enduring musical inspirations with his eleventh studio album, Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan, a heartfelt, personally charged set of Dylan covers that honors its subject while exemplifying the same qualities that have distinguished Nile's work since the beginning. (more...)

BWW Interview: Teal Wicks in THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO at TRT
by Marina Kennedy - May 30, 2017

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Teal Wicks who will play Jo in 'The Ballad of Little Jo' at Two River Theater. Directed by the theater's Artistic Director, John Dias, the musical will be on the Red Bank stage from June 3rd to June 25th. (more...)

As Spring Awakens, the Broadwaysted Podcast has a Beautiful Brain Freeze with Actor and Producer Evan Todd
by Broadwaysted - May 30, 2017

This week the entire Broadwaysted crew is feeling like a 'Natural Woman' because we're sitting down with one of the stars of BEAUTIFUL THE MUSICAL, Evan Todd! We're pouring out beer and vodka with Evan and his friend, comedy writer Jay, as Evan spills about his experiences as an actor and producer in NYC. (more...)

Site-Specific OPERATION BLACK ANTLER Looks at Surveillance at HOME Manchester
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

In the murky world of undercover surveillance, what will you do when the power is in your hands? Operation Black Antler, which continues HOME's reputation for presenting site-specific work at sites throughout the city centre, runs between Wed 7 - Sat 17 June 2017. (more...)

ICEE and Coca-Cola Celebrate 50 Years of Friendship
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Moviegoers, theme park connoisseurs and adventurous road trippers have been making memories with ICEE by their side for 50 years. Despite ICEE launching more than 150 flavors since 1967, Coca-Cola has remained a top flavor for five decades. To commemorate this long-term partnership, ICEE is offering retailers the opportunity to merchandise the product with special point-of-sale displays highlighting 50 years of friendship. (more...)

Death From Above Release Brand New Song 'Freeze Me' Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Death From Above release a brand new song, 'Freeze Me,' today via all digital retail outlets. (more...)

MYTHBUSTERS, MONSTER GARAGE Set for Discovery Channel's 'Throwback Weekend'
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Discovery Channel is turning back time and resurrecting supersized episodes of MYTHBUSTERS and Monster Garage for THROWBACK WEEKEND, beginning Saturday, June 17 at 7PM ET/PT. (more...)

Impro Theatre Announces PLEDGE DRIVE UNSCRIPTED
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The award-winning Impro Theatre continues its 11th Anniversary Season with their 2nd annual Pledge Drive UnScripted benefit event, which includes a 30-hour non-stop improvised marathon, a crowdfunding campaign, and a silent auction. The event takes place in the intimate Impro Studio in the heart of Los Feliz Village from June 30 to July 1, 2017. Proceeds benefit the Impro Theatre School and Impro Studio. (more...)

Centenary Stage Co. Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

                Music, dance and special events fill the Lackland Performing Arts Center as Centenary Stage Company announces its 2017 - 18 full season line up of events.  In addition to CSC's theatrical events the 2017 - 18 season will see the return of audience favorite series, such as, the January Thaw Music Festival and the annual Dance Fest all while hosting an array of exciting guest artists. (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN Is Something Awesome at the Hobby Center
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Jun 8, 2017

BWW Review: Set in 1590s England, SOMETHING ROTTEN is chock full of anachronistic humor and wit, with a cast that's something special. (more...)

Amazon Original Kids Series DANGER & EGGS Premieres on Prime Video in US & UK 6/30
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Amazon today announced its original animated kids series Danger & Eggs is scheduled to premiere on Friday, June 30 on Prime Video in the US and UK. (more...)

He's a Little Sinatra. She's A Little Bit Sondheim: An Intimate Journey Through a Musical Theater Romance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Broadway veterans and Harbor Lights Founders and Artistic Directors Jay Montgomery and Tamara Jenkins are joining creative forces and sharing their personal story in the last production of the 2017 Season, which is focusing on what it means to be a theater artist. 'We are excited to be back in the performing saddle and having a blast working together. The show will be lots of fun with some sweet moments. And everyone will certainly relate to the universal themes in relationship dramas,' says Jenkins. 'We are also thrilled to be joined by Musical Director Andrew Smithson who was with us for our 2011 Harbor Lights' productions of Marry Me a Little, and Amahl and the Night Visitors, and is himself a consummate artist and musician. We needed someone versed in multiple styles as the show covers many musical genres.' (more...)

Songhoy Blues Team with NPR and Tidal to Release Video for 'Bamako'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Today, Songhoy Blues have teamed up with NPR and global music and entertainment platform, Tidal, to release the video for “Bamako,” from their upcoming album, Résistance (more...)

BWW Review: SORDID LIVES Mixes Camp with a Good Dose of Heart, at the OUTwright Theatre Festival
by Krista Garver - Jun 6, 2017

SORDID LIVES is a campy, over-the-top play about sex and acceptance in a Southern town. This production provides plenty of laughs and also highlights the very real struggle many people face just being themselves. (more...)

Jackalope Theatre Company's 10th Season Features Three World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Jackalope Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Gus Menary, announces its 2017/18 season, the company's 10th. The upcoming season features four productions, including three world premieres. (more...)

THE 39 STEPS and CABARET Headline Moonbox Productions' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Moonbox Productions, nominated for numerous IRNE and Elliot Norton Awards, is thrilled to announce its theatrical line up for the 2017-2018 season. (more...)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro to Receive Pat Tillman Award for Service at The 25th ESPYS
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

For his perseverance and commitment to his country, Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro will receive The Pat Tillman Award for Service at “The 25th ESPYS Presented by Capital One” on July 12. Emmy Award-winning host, writer and producer Jon Stewart will present the honor during the live telecast on ABC. (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Everyone's Favorite Mai Tai-Drinking, Strike-Leading, Alien Technology Expert!
by Broadwaysted - Jun 27, 2017

For Jeremy Jordan's return to Broadwaysted, we couldn't just have a normal episode. So this week we're drinking a gallon of Mai Tais and Game Master Kimberly is pulling out all the stops with one of the most epic games in BW history:'Escape the Podcast,' an interactive, problem-solving escape game. (more...)

BWW Review: THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND at Empire Stage
by John Lariviere - Jun 25, 2017

Direct from NYC, Empire Stage presents the South Florida premiere of Thank You For Being a Friend - A Golden Girls Musical Parody, written and directed by Nick Brennan. This new musical is a parody of the classic 1980's Television sitcom, The Golden Girls. (more...)

The Dustbowl Revival with Jim Lauderdale Come to NYC, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Over the past few years, the Dustbowl Revival has been making a name for itself with a vibrant mix of vintage Americana sounds. Critics have proclaimed that this eclectic eight-piece "would have sounded utterly at home within the hallowed confines of Preservation Hall in New Orleans' French Quarter" (Los Angeles Times) and their "upbeat, old-school, All-American sonic safaris exemplify everything shows should be: hot, spontaneous, engaging and, best of all, a pleasure to hear" (L.A. Weekly).  (more...)

Freddie Flintoff to Make Stage Debut in FAT FRIENDS - THE MUSICAL Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Former England cricket captain, and star of SKY's League of Their Own, Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff will swap the cricket pitch to tread the boards as he joins an all star cast for the world premiere of Kay Mellor's Fat Friends - the Musical. (more...)

BWW Interview: History Repeats as Aspiring Chorus Girl Taylor Quick Finds Stardom in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by Matthew Blank - Jun 22, 2017

Meet new leading lady Taylor Quick, starring in the title role of Goodspeed's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE! (more...)

BWW Interview: Nadir Khan of ANAND EXPRESS
by Zofeen Maqsood - Jun 21, 2017

One of the prominent names in Indian theatre, Nadir Khan has been actively involved with the theatre since 1998 as director, actor, producer, sound and light technician and stage manager. (more...)

BWW Interview: Q&A with Bobby G Award Winners Elleon Dobias and Austin Hand
by Chris Arneson - Jun 21, 2017

The winners of Colorado's Bobby G Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor (Austin Hand) and Actress (Elleon Dobias) are currently in New York City as finalists for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards), which recognizes excellence in high school musical theatre across the nation. (more...)

Two Shows Left for Immersive Experience PSYCHOSICAL Asylum Cabaret at Three Clubs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

This CRAZY immersive experience will take you on a entirely musical journey through the minds of 10 people living with different mental disorders, reminding us that we all experience connection with our own feeling 'crazy'. (more...)

Review Roundup: Jim Steinman's BAT OUT OF HELL Opens on the West End
by Review Roundups - Jun 20, 2017

Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell - The Musical is a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland. Strat, the forever young leader of The Lost, has fallen for Raven, daughter of Falco, the tyrannical, ruler of Obsidian. The show made its world premiere tonight at the London Coliseum and the critics are weighing in.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp Wraps Up It's Third Year- Volume One!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Jun 20, 2017

I just returned from Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp, my first. How did this happen? Well, it all happened in Kristin's Dressing Room, at the Lunt-Fontanne, when we were doing MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY. Her 'bootcamp' for young, aspiring performers had already had two seasons and she was looking to really 'change it up.' The rest is history, as they say, and 'I' can say, in all honesty, that it was one of the greatest experiences I have ever had and those 43 kids and a handful of young interns, are in our hearts... forever. (more...)

Jared James Nichols Releases New Single 'Last Chance'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Acclaimed blues power guitarist, singer and songwriter JARED JAMES NICHOLS has released 'Last Chance,' his new edgy, rocking single co-produced by NICHOLS and Tony Perry--son of Aerosmith's Joe Perry--and mixed by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour, Steel Panther) on Friday, June 16. (more...)

Richmond County Orchestra Presents AMERICANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Richmond County Orchestra (RCO), under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia, presents: AMERICANA, a musical star-spangled tribute to the United States that includes a full orchestral patriotic favorites such as the Star Spangled Banner, Stars and Stripes Forever and 1812 Overture sprinkled with dancing by members of the New American Youth Ballet choreographed by Elizabeth Flores. Performers include Nezad Marsic, Alison Madill and John Griffen. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: Pick Of The Programme - Musicals
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 19, 2017

BroadwayWorld reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue selects her top picks from the musicals section of the Edinburgh Fringe programme. (more...)

BWW Review: Fantastic.Z's Short Play Series FAMILY Modern and Sweet
by Amelia Reynolds - Jun 16, 2017

Keeping it brief, since the show only runs through this Saturday, LGBTQ theater group Fantastic.Z has a series of short plays currently performing at The Eclectic Theater called 'Family'. The six-play series has a family motif, each story showcasing modern examples of what it means to be a unit in the modern era. In a more deductive sense, this new works micro-festival highlights specifically pain within the family unit. Half of the shows work through that pain less successfully with staged therapy (moping, finger-pointing, and yelling), and the other half of the show work through that pain more successfully with comedy. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stars Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington Talk BAT OUT OF HELL
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2017

Relative newcomers Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington were thrilled to land the lead roles in Jim Steinman's musical Bat Out of Hell. Several decades in the making, the show is now playing at the London Coliseum. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: MARY POPPINS' Beverly Grant & Teal Davis
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 15, 2017

It's yet another opening night at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson, as co-directors Jamie London and Noah Rice unveil the company's latest: Mary Poppins the Musical. Featuring a cast of more than 40 actors, it's the last production of The Keeton's 2016-17 season. (more...)

BWW Interview: KINKY BOOTS' Blair Goldberg Talks Chipotle, Her Childhood on Broadway and Panic! at the Disco Heartthrob Brendon Urie
by Matthew Blank - Jun 15, 2017

A chat with KINKY BOOTS' Blair Goldberg, who made her Broadway debut as a child opposite Bernadette Peters in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. (more...)

DigitalTrends.com Names Top Games of E3 2017 Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

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Chicago Director Moves From Stage to Film in a Hit New Production
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

After a long- run as Director of Chicago's hit theatre production, TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING, Paul Stroili, will be temporarily swapping his artistic hat to take on the roles of Co-Executive Producer and Actor in the upcoming independent film feature,Wake. This independent film will begin production this year and starts principal photography later this month. (more...)

ARCTIC ZERO' Celebrates Summer with 'Freedom Tour'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Sunny summer days and sweet, creamy ice cream often make a perfect pair. But for those with dietary restrictions, or who are trying to get or stay fit, ice cream isn't necessarily on the menu; and weathering the season without a favorite treat can be tough. ARCTIC ZERO is changing all that with its Fit Frozen Desserts, which free everyone to indulge. To celebrate, the brand is hitting the road on a nationwide "Freedom Tour," visiting some of the hottest spots and events of summer, cranking up tunes, meeting up with friends and, of course, offering free samples of creamy, delicious ARCTIC ZERO. (more...)

Back By Popular Demand Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road presents Bryan Adams
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road presents Bryan Adams - back by popular demand - at Clearwater's Coachman Park on Sunday, September 10 at 7 pm. Tickets go on sale Saturday, June 17 at noon. This event is rain or shine. (more...)

FOOTLOOSE Opens This Summer at Surflight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Surflight Theatre under the leadership of  Producing Artistic Director Steve Steiner and under the new ownership of Al Parinello (Producer The People in the Picture, The Fantasticks) will be reopening officially after a 2 year closure and bankruptcy liquidation on June 23rd with the musical sensation Footloose based on the 1980's blockbuster movie of the same name. With mega hits like Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise , Let's Hear it for the Boy and of course the title track Footloose, the musical is sure to thrill the Long Beach Island audiences with its unforgettable score, vibrant dancing and  poignant story of youth, rebellion and family.  (more...)

BWW Interview: WORDISM POET AND HOST JUMANNE PITTS
by Mark C. Lloyd - Jun 14, 2017

One of the great enjoyments of doing interviews is going to new places, events and meeting new people. A few years ago I discovered something I really can't believe I didn't discover earlier. It's been around for awhile. Where was I? Well, I know about it now. (more...)

Earthwatch Program Sheds Light on Trees in Cambridge
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

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BWW Morning Brief June 12th, 2017 - JULIUS CAESAR in the Park, POST-TONY EXTRAVAGANZA and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 12, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: JULIUS CAESAR opens at Shakespeare in the Park, and Phillipa Soo headlines Jason Robert Brown's POST-TONY EXTRAVAGANZA! (more...)

See THE PLEDGE at Brelby – Because Magic!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

An Illinois native, Jennifer Gantwerker made her theatrical debut at age eight in a summer camp production of Prejudice is an Ugly Color. (more...)

BWW Review: The Tarpon Arts One Act Plays Festival at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center
by Peter Nason - Jun 11, 2017

You'll find some hits, some misses, but all with something to offer. (more...)

BWW Feature: The Cast of NOISES OFF at Everyman Theatre Chat About Comedy, Acting and Sardines
by Kristen Price - Jun 10, 2017

Everyone in the theater community of Baltimore seems to be talking about the mad-cap, truly hilarious production of NOISES OFF happening at Everyman Theatre this month. After reading a few glowing reviews, I was finally lucky enough to see it this week. And honestly, I'm not sure the reviews did the show justice. It was spectacular! The time and energy that I'm sure it took the actors to learn and master the choreography alone truly showed in their performances. The entire production was a master class in farce, and I'm not sure I've ever laughed so much in a theater before. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE KING AND I's Manna Nichols Chats About The Relevance of This Classic Musical
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 1, 2017

Following a Tony Award-winning Broadway run at Lincoln Center Theater in 2015 and 2016, Bartlett Sher's THE KING AND I is now hitting the road on a national tour and arrives in Chicago this month. In advance of the production's arrival, I spoke with cast member Manna Nichols. Nichols plays the role of Burmese princess Tuptim, who is presented to the titular King of Siam as a peace offering at the beginning of the show. She chatted about the relevance of this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic in 2017 and why she's drawn to the role of Tuptim. (more...)

BWW Interview: ACTOR, DIRECTOR AND WRITER BRANDON ALLISTAIR CZERWINSKI
by Mark C. Lloyd - Jun 1, 2017

BWW Interview: ACTOR, DIRECTOR AND WRITER BRANDON ALLISTAIR CZERWINSKI (more...)

Michael Cotter to Star in Upcoming Family Film HOPE DANCES
by Movies News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Actor Michael Cotter (Inherent Vice) stars as an ambitious father in the new inspiring family feature film HOPE DANCES, releasing June 6th on DVD/VOD. (more...)

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