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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 Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Discos Down
by Marietta Lunceford - Jul 30, 2016

South City Theatre's production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is silly and campy, but a great escape. It gives you the opportunity to dance, laugh out loud, and forget your humdrum life for a couple of hours. As usual with SCT these days, some shows are sold out already, so go to www.southcitytheatre.com or call 205-621-2128 as soon as you can to get reservations. Then get out your bell bottoms and get ready to have a Blast! (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Today for the 2016 Elsie Fest!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The second annual Elsie Fest, a one-day outdoor music festival celebrating stars and songs from the stage and screen, to take place on Monday, September 5th at the Ford Amphitheater at the Coney Island Boardwalk. Tickets for Elsie Fest go on sale to the public today, July 29th at 10am EST on Ticketmaster.com (more...)

Suzanne Bowen Fitness Launches Newest DVD, 'BarreAmped Fire Extreme Sculpt'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Fitness and lifestyle expert Suzanne Bowen, creator of Suzanne Bowen Fitness (#SBF) www.suzannebowenfitness, a top streaming website for workout videos and nutrition advice, has just released her newest DVD in the BarreAmped franchise.  BarreAmped Fire Extreme Sculpt (www.barreamped.com 84 minutes $19.99) presales have already exceeded expectations and is well on its way to being the most popular BarreAmped DVD to date.    Suzanne's signature BarreAmped is a proven, results oriented, body shaping barre program that is a combination of dance, Pilates, yoga, and Bowen's classical Lotte Berk training. It is Classic Barre meets Extreme Results.  (more...)

'Bella's Baking Blast' App for Children Delivers Virtual Baking Fun
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

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AN EXCLUSIVE PRESENTATION OF A LIFE-CHANGING NEW APP at The Annoyance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

 '...App' is a completely improvised show based in the technological world and presented in the style of a Pitch Deck.  The '...App' team seeks to sell you, our potential investors, on the hottest new mobile app, the title of which is provided via audience suggestion!  The show is always new, always thrilling, and always an absolute blast.  Our final two performances will be this Sunday, July 31st, and the following Sunday, August 7th, at 8:30pm.  We would like to offer you free press tickets, should you be able to review or list our show.  (more...)

Kevin Smith's YOGA HOSERS Premiere Party to Hit Theaters Nationwide This August
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Two average teens' lives are flipped downward dog when they discover that the convenience store where they work is sitting above an army of evil bratwursts. Fathom Events, in partnership with Invincible Pictures and SpectiCast, brings “Kevin Smith's 'Yoga Hosers' Premiere Party” to U.S. cinemas for one night (more...)

Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT to Hold 'Rock-A-Long' Performance This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The critically acclaimed production of Green Day's hit musical, American Idiot, will be performing a special 'Rock-A-Long' performance for one night only on Thursday 8 September 2016. Following the huge success of last year's event, audience members are encouraged to 'ROCK OUT' with the cast, following the musical's return to its London home at the Arts Theatre in July. (more...)

Photo Flash: Art Garfunkel Visits 2 BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Art Garfunkel recently stopped by to see a performance of 2 BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS at St. Luke's Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has a photo of him with the cast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Art Garfunkel Visits 2 BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Executive Producers Roy Nevans and John Lant, in association with Edmund Gaynes, are pleased to present 2 By Tennessee Williams: 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON andKINGDOM OF EARTH, a limited engagement directed by Marilyn Fried and starringKathryn Luce Garfunkel.  (more...)

24 Hour Fitness Launches Team USA Bootcamp
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

24 Hour Fitness, a proud sponsor of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and Official Fitness Center Sponsor of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, introduces a Team USA Bootcamp into all club markets next month, as the Rio 2016 Olympic Games begin. (more...)

BWW Interview: TV Personality MARIO LOPEZ Returns to Zach and A CHORUS LINE This Weekend at the Hollywood Bowl
by Don Grigware - Jul 26, 2016

Well-known TV personality and show host Mario Lopez returns to the stage as Zach in A Chorus Line at the Hollywood Bowl at the end of this week. In our chat he talks about doing the role on Broadway in 2008...and  the challenges of performing onstage. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Jasper Carrott & Alistair McGowan at The Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Comedy legends Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan are joining forces to split the bill and your sides with a night of comedy stand up and impressions. (more...)

Double Dog App Enables Friends To Dare Each Other For Fun, Fame and Money
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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Rishikul Yogshala Offers 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Pokhara, Nepal, September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The reservoir of yoga comes straight to the land of beauty, Nepal at the hands of renowned Indian Yogis from Rishikul Yogshala. Hailing from the motherland of yoga, Rishikesh, these teachers are here as heralds of the new age of yoga, but with traditional yoga practices. Rishikul Yogshala is conducting yet another 200 hour yoga teacher training in Nepal in the month of September 2016 and this time they promise one month of fun filled yoga sessions, invigorating meditation experiences and transforming pranayama classes. All this will be conducted as per the standards of Yoga Alliance, USA and Yoga Alliance International. The school has been in the yoga fraternity for more than 7 years and has become one of the highest reviewed yoga schools in India. The effective teaching methodology of the teachers is commendable and the school reports to have many repeated students coming for advance courses or other yoga retreats. Rishikul Yogshala is headquartered in the yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh but has its reach all across the Indian peninsula along with other countries like Thailand, South Africa, Vietnam and Nepal. All the teachers working for the school are motivated by the cause of spreading wellness and dream to empower each & every human being to take care of themselves & their family without depending on the modern medicine. 200 hour yoga teacher training in Nepal is a perfect outlet for not only those who wish to become certified yoga teachers but it also great for people who are looking to learn the intricacies of yoga and use it for their personal skills. This month long course will journey through different subjects, which will include physical knowledge like hatha and ashtanga yoga asanas, pranayama and dhayana (postures, breath work & meditation) whereas practical knowledge would be imparted as well. Ashtanga yoga primary series, Hatha Yoga primary series, introduction to Kundalini Yoga and Ayurvedic detoxification techniques will become an integral part of the learning whereas human anatomy and yoga philosophy will take the student into the depth of yogic learning. Informing the students about how body is affected by the poses, the alignment & adjustment classes will bring out a sound yogi who knows how to practice safely. The teachers will throw light upon the teaching methodologies on an everyday basis. This informative course will be undertaken at Hotel Tulsi, a perfect location at the splendid town of Pokhara, Nepal. Standing tall amidst the Annapurna Range, Hotel Tulsi has been the hub from where Rishikul Yogshala functions and creates competent yoga teachers from Nepal. The hotel has 35 rooms & suites with a beautiful open spaces rigged with greenery. The practitioners can experience a blast of fresh air coming from the open lake near by whereas the view of the Annapurna Range is yet another reason for students to feel excited at the hotel. The rooms are offered on an individual or sharing basis with Free Wi-Fi services. Also, the Ayurvedic chefs prepare the food, which includes three meals everyday made of oriental herbs and spices. The menu is decided by keeping in mind the health of the budding yogis. Nepal is the town of natural beauty and mountainous terrain. Many travelers and yogi come to this part of the world to understand themselves either by way of trekking, yoga or both. The place is soulful and nurtures the yogi in anyone as the quiet terrain offers perfect scenery for the inner work. The clear blue sky and star laden nights are a treat to the eyes and acts as soul's food. The yogis have a host of places to explore apart from the short excursions that the school conducts. Whether you are an adventurer or a shopaholic, you will find something or the other interesting the green valleys of Pokhara. If you love adventures there are many options for you like paragliding, kayaking, zip line adventures etc. For further details please contact: +91 706 006 0954 or write to rishikulyosgahala@gmail.com or visit the website: https://www.rishikulyogshala.org (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Meet the Company of NYMF's MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET
by Richard Ridge - Jul 25, 2016

One of the most eagerly awaited new shows of this year's New York Musical Festival (NYMF) is the special event 'Midnight at the Never Get' which will be presented at 42WEST (514 West 42nd Street) for three (3) performances: Thursday, July 28 @ 9pm; Sunday, July 31 @ 9pm; Monday, August 1 @ 8pm. Produced by Michael Chase Gosselin, the musical is conceived by and starring Sam Bolen and Mark Sonnenblick, with musical direction and arrangements by Adam Podd, choreography by Andrew Palermo and directed by Max Friedman. Audiences will be transformed back to 1965 when they enter the venue to the back room of The Never Get.  Featuring a sultry score fashioned after the American Songbook, 'Midnight at The Never Get' imagines two men who never existed at a time that very much did. (more...)

Pelican Brewing Company releases aromatic imperial IPA innovation, Beak Breaker
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

With a knack for consistently innovating new recipes, Pelican Brewing Company this week raises the bar on imperial IPAs with the release of Beak Breaker. Big punchy hops, bright gold color, tropical aroma and incredible balance are the hallmarks of this delicious new brew. (more...)

Sonoma Brands Launches On-The-Go SMASHMALLOW Brand To Shake Up The Sweets Category
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Sonoma Brands, a one-of-a-kind consumer products incubator and venture fund, founded by Jon Sebastiani, announces today its launch of SMASHMALLOW, a delicious 'snackapade' that offers a "better-for-you" option to satisfy any sweet tooth on-the-go. SMASHMALLOW is a premium 'snackable' marshmallow brand that will make its exclusive retail launch at Sprouts stores nationwide and is now available on the smashmallow.com website. A broader West Coast launch in other retailers throughout the Pacific Northwest, Northern and Southern California is slated for November 2016. (more...)

The Little Theatre Presents The 22nd Christmas Pantomime, Dec. 16-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

We loved it as a movie, we loved it as a video game...many of us have grown up with it over the last 40 years.... now let's make it a live performance with local Chennai flavour, crazy out of the box characters, music/ dance and a whole lot of stunts that the entire city will want to be a part of! (more...)

BWW Preview: NEWSIES Heads to DPAC
by Taryn Oesch - Aug 8, 2016

National Tour of Newsies Heads to DPAC. Preview with Stephen Michael Langton (more...)

Guest Blog: The Urchins On LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Guest Blogger: Sasha Latoya - Aug 4, 2016

Before the new UK tour of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS opens at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre tonight, the Urchins Sasha Latoya (Crystal), Vanessa Fisher (Chiffon) and Cassie Clare (Ronnette) give us an insight into the new production and how rehearsals are going. (more...)

ESPN's Matthew Berry Inks Multi-Year Extension Through 2021
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Matthew Berry, the most recognizable and influential personality in fantasy sports, has reached a new contract extension with ESPN to continue as the company's Senior Fantasy Analyst through 2021. (more...)

WAM Theatre to Hold August Theatre Workshop for Girls at IS183
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Following the success of their inaugural collaboration during the 2016 April vacation week, WAM Theatre is once again teaming up with IS183 Art School to offer an August Theatre Workshop for girls ages 8-12, August 22-26. The workshop will again be led by WAM Theatre Teaching Artist Barby Cardillo. WAM has modeled this program on the successful theatre arts workshop for girls at Girls Inc., now in its third year. (more...)

The Gift Theatre to Present World Premiere of New Melissa Ross Play
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Gift Theatre, Chicago's most intimate and pioneering Equity ensemble theatre, presents the world premiere of Melissa Ross' haunting and heartfelt mystery A Life Extra Ordinary. Ensemble memberJohn Gawlik directs a cast featuring ensemble members Cyd Blakewell (Annabel), John Kelly Connolly (Bill), Paul D'Addario (Tom), Darci Nalepa (Polly), Lynda Newton (Grace), Jay Worthington (Jeff), and making his Gift Theatre debut, Rudy Galvan (Sam). A Life Extra Ordinary opens Thursday, October 6 at The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Press performance is on Monday, October 3 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Sprout Foods Grows Up and Introduces Organic SMASH Fruit, Vegetable, and Super Grain Pouch Snacks to School Children
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Sprout Foods, Inc., the manufacturer of the first organic baby food in a pouch, announced this week the introduction of Sprout Organic SMASH, a pureed squeezable pouch snack for kids just in time for back-to-school. As part of Sprout's commitment to nutrition for the entire family, SMASH provides wholesome nutritional benefits for kids 6-12 while leveraging the same convenient twist-off and re-sealable pouches Sprout is known for. (more...)

Roddie Romero & the Hub City All-Stars Distill the Spirit of Louisiana in GULFSTREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

By the muddy bayou, under moss-strung oaks, American rock 'n' roll was born--or at least, one of its many forms. It flourished in small bars and dancehalls, on local radio stations, in family vinyl collections, long before it morphed into its current commercial form. It's still alive and kicking, thanks to bands like Lafayette, Louisiana's Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars. (more...)

BWW Blog: Casey Hebbel - Wine Country Summer Days
by Guest Blogger: Casey Hebbel - Aug 22, 2016

Transcendence is having so much fun these beautiful wine country summer days! From community Transcendence Connects projects to special performances outside our regular Broadway Under the Stars season and our last Skits Under the Stars night of the summer, here is Casey Hebbel to give you the latest... (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ben Fankhauser on His BEAUTIFUL Life & the Latest NEWSIES News
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

For Ben Fankhauser, life is 'Beautiful.' He's about to celebrate his one-year anniversary touring in that Broadway bio musical about Carole King. It showcases Abby Mueller, the sister of its original Tony-winning star, Jessie Mueller. In 'Beautiful,' Fankhauser plays Barry Mann, who teamed up with Cynthia Weil to co-write top pop hits like 'On Broadway' and 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling.' (more...)

ITHT to Kick Off Season with 'TUNE-UP CHORUS' Sing-A-Long
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

It's back! Irvington Town Hall Theater (ITHT) kicks off their 2016-2017 season on Saturday, September 17th at 7:30pm with the return of The ITHT Tune-Up Chorus. (more...)

'STYX & DON FELDER: Renegades In The Fast Lane' Set for Residency at The Venetian This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Rock legends STYX with very special guest star DON FELDER-formerly of the Eagles--will take the Las Vegas stage for an unforgettable five-night limited engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Las Vegas. The show, 'Styx & Don Felder: Renegades In The Fast Lane,' will be held on January 6, 7, 11, 13 and 14, 2017. (more...)

PEPPA PIG'S BIG SPLASH to Stop at the Palace in Waterbury This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Due to popular demand, Peppa Pig's Big Splash (www.peppapigliveus.com) is adding 31 additional cities to the brand's first-ever U.S. tour, which includes a performance at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on Friday, Sept. 23 at 6p.m. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/26/2016 - 8/2/2016
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/26/2016 - 8/2/2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of OCTOBER SKY's West Coast Premiere at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run September 10 - October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 10 - September 21. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond Have a Blast at AVENUE Q
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

It's always a good night to hang with the cast of AVENUE Q, especially if you are Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond. The hilarious duo swung by Avenue Q last night and BroadwayWorld has your look at Fey and Richmond hanging with the cast behind the scenes. Check it out! (more...)

BWW Interview: Alison Ewing Brings CABARET to San Diego
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 19, 2016

Alson Ewing talks about playing Fraulein Kost and being a part of the 50th Anniversary tour of one of Roundabout Theatre's most sucessful shows, CABARET (more...)

BWW Review: A Murderess Is Made In A/C Theatre's LIZZIE
by Erin Kong - Aug 18, 2016

A/C Theatre Company takes the reigns from creators Steven Cheslik-deMeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Stevens Hewitt, and depicts LIZZIE: The Musical, a phenomenon with head-banging rock music, haunting four-part harmonies, and refreshing feminist motifs. Directed by Kim Richard and Tim Shawver, A/CTC's production of LIZZIE evades the risk of falling into standard rock concert format, transcends typical musical theatre, and perfectly presents a jarring portrayal of a normal girl groomed into an axe-wielding murderess. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season Two of Amazon Original Series CREATIVE GALAXY, Premiering 9/16
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

On Friday, September 16, Amazon Original Kids Series CREATIVE GALAZY, the hit 'make-along, create-along' animated art adventure preschool series, is set to blast off for Season Two on Prime Video with all-new episodes. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Village Theatre Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

This past weekend, Village Theatre's 16th Annual Festival of New Musicals was held in Issaquah, WA, with actors, creative teams, and writers gathered from around the country for readings of five new musicals — Costs of Living (by Timothy Huang), How to Break (book and lyrics by Aaron Jafferis, songs by Rebecca Hart, beatbox score by Yako 44), We Foxes (by Ryan Scott Oliver), String (book by Sarah Hammond, music and lyrics by Adam Gwon), and Writing Kevin Taylor (music and lyrics by Will Van Dyke, book and lyrics by Josh Halloway). (more...)

New Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Co-Op Mode Premieres 'Zombies in Spaceland'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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BWW Interview: Kevin Massey Talks A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at Winspear Opera House
by Sarah Comley Caldwell - Aug 16, 2016

It was a delight to chat with Broadway actor Kevin Massey, currently starring in the national tour of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, playing at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas this August. (more...)

BWW Blog: Arielle Jacobs - Flying High, Down Under: Part 2: Are You Happy?
by Guest Blogger: Arielle Jacobs - Aug 16, 2016

Our Aladdin company is awesome. They are fiercely talented, funny, warm, and just a blast to see every day. Since day one, they've made a foreign girl feel totally welcome with their smiles, their questions to check in on how I'm feeling, sharing their snacks and their stories… I've been overwhelmed by the warmth and presence of Australians. They always seem to be going out of their way to check in and see if your happy. (more...)

Axii Announces AXII & FRIENDS- THE MIXTAPE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Fast rising Swedish artist Axii has already made a huge impression on Dance music lovers around the world since he exploded onto the scene. The 18 year old multitalented DJ and producer, who is based in Malmö, boasts an impressive catalogue of releases which includes hits such as'Halloween', 'Sandwich', 'Banjo', 'Wild' and 'Blast', so it comes as no surprise that he has been gaining the support of industry tastemakers like Nicky Romero and DJ BL3ND - a marvellous achievement for any calibre of artist.  (more...)

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN to Launch Playhouse @ Westport's Grand ReOpening Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

St. Louis based, Emery Entertainment, in collaboration with Jack Lane, (Executive Producer of STAGES St. Louis) is excited to announce the re-opening of the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza with an all-new season of stage productions. The season will kick off with the longest running solo play in Broadway's history, Rob Becker's Defending the Caveman starring Las Vegas entertainer of the year Kevin Burke, running four weeks beginning September 30. (more...)

BWW Review: freeFall Theatre's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Is Out of This World Fun
by Peter Nason - Aug 15, 2016

Gilbert and Sullivan meets 80's synth-pop and 'Star Wars' in this brilliant adaptation by Eric Davis and Michael Raabe. (more...)

BWW Blog: Sarah Osman - Summer Days and Senior Year
by Guest Blogger: Sarah Osman - Aug 15, 2016

I have less than one month until school starts. In less than one month I will be a senior in high school and I will have to worry about the future that lies ahead of me after graduation. But as of right now, I'm not going to worry about that. I am trying to stay as busy as possible; not worrying about the future but focusing on the present! (more...)

BWW Interview: Peter Vullo and THURSDAY NIGHT TERRORS
by Mark C. Lloyd - Aug 15, 2016

BWW Interviews: Peter Vullo and Thursday Night Terrors (more...)

Industrial Toys Launches Renegade
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

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Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Friday, September 2, 2016
by TV Scoop - Aug 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on BLUE BLOODS, airing on CBS on Friday, September 2, 2016! (more...)

The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series Announces Season of Dance, Music and Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series announces an exciting season of dance, music and theater. (more...)

THE TRANS LIST Among HBO's Upcoming Thought-Provoking Documentaries
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the second half of 2016 (more...)

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