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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".


New POPSICLE Pops for July 4th and Summertime
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 30, 2016

Check out the newest flavors of Popsicle pops, just in time for the 4th of July holiday. And enjoy some of the classics like the Firecracker Popsicle pop. (more...)

BWW Review: 'The Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration' A Wonderful Tribute Held at Ravinia Festival
by Kevin Pollack - Jun 29, 2016

As the Grateful Dead fans, or what you would call, 'Deadheads,' united in Ravinia Festival on Sunday evening, it seemed a lot less packed than I hoped it would be. They all came to celebrate the music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead in a very bombastic way. (more...)

Smokey Bones Launches 'Pimp My Patty' Social Media Challenge And Will Award A Total Of $5K In Cash Prizes To The Top Five Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

MIAMI, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Stack it and snap it! Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill just kicked offa nationwide, month-long "Pimp My Patty"social mediachallenge on Sunday, June 26, to offer customers the chance to participate in a build your own burger competition to showcase its mouth-watering and customizable, burger menu. Contestants will go head-to-head to build the best looking burger with a total of $5K in cash prizes offered to the top five finalists. (more...)

NJPAC & Horizon Foundation's Sounds of the City Announce Free Outdoor Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

When DJ Felix Hernandez fired up his turntables for his debut at New Jersey Performing Arts Center's (NJPAC) outdoor summer concert series nearly two decades ago, people were literally dancing in the streets. (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT Tri-oomphs in Tempe
by Herbert Paine - Jun 28, 2016

Ron May, Stray Cat Theatre's founding artistic director, has further propelled his arc of artistic excellence with a stunning staging of AMERICAN IDIOT, and, in turn, reveals the work's continued relevance. The production is a triumph in every sense of the word. May can lay claim to a trifecta of oomphs! (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHLORETTE on ABC - Monday, July 11, 2016
by - Jun 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE BACHLORETTE, airing on ABC on Monday, July 11, 2016! (more...)

First Look: Blake Shelton Performs New Opening Theme for NBC's NASCAR Coverage
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Country music superstar and coach of NBC's Emmy Award-winning series The Voice, Blake Shelton returns to perform NBC Sports Group's 2016 NASCAR on NBC opening theme song. (more...)

Scoop: PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Wednesday, July 27, 2016
by - Jul 8, 2016

Get all the scoop on PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, July 27, 2016! (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's RUNAWAYS
by Review Roundups - Jul 8, 2016

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

VIDEO: Denis Leary Talks 'SexandDrugsandRockandRoll' on TODAY
by - Jul 7, 2016

Actor Denis Leary stopped by NBC's TODAY to talk about his series 'SexandDrugsandRockandRoll," explaining it's a blast because everyone gets along. (more...)

KEANSBURG AMUSEMENT PARK is a Great Summer Destination for Families and Many More
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 7, 2016

Visit Keansburg Amusement Park and Runaway Rapids Waterpark for fun on the New Jersey bayshore. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE BIKINIS Creators, James Hindman and Ray Roderick
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jul 5, 2016

Girl group revue is back by popular demand. Two years ago, the Long Wharf Theatre offered a blast from the past with The Bikinis, James Hindman and Ray Roderick's breezy jukebox revue of '60s and '70s music. The show was loosely based on a true story about senior residents in Florida, who were being pressured to sell their mobile homes to a developer. Instead of a knight in shining armor, a girl group of four women who call themselves The Bikinis come to star in a fundraiser to help the residents pay for their legal fees. This revue, now back at the Long Wharf by popular demand, has a clear narrative that so many people can relate to today, even if they are not retirees who live in a resort. (more...)

BWW Blog: Michael Hartung - A Rollicking Band of Pirates We
by Guest Blogger: Michael Hartung - Jul 5, 2016

Welcome, to the inside scoop, the backstage pass, the exclusive source, the tell-all...well you know...everything and anything awesome about PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Barrington Stage Company! We arrrrre in our second week of rehearsals here in Pittsfield, MA, and as your resident Pirate/Policeman (trust me, it gets confusing for me too), it is my DUTY to keep you filled in on all of the trouble we're getting into. Did I say trouble? I mean super serious hard work. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Teaser Video of Jobsite's TIME STANDS STILL
by Stage Tube - Jul 5, 2016

Jobsite closes their 2015-16 season with a timely drama from a modern master of the American theater: Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still plays July 8-31, 2016, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jobsite Theater's TIME STANDS STILL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Jobsite closes their 2015-16 season with a timely drama from a modern master of the American theater: Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still plays July 8-31, 2016, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Califia Farms Launches First Dairy-free, Nitro Draft Cold Brew Latte
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2016

Califia Farms today announced the launch of Califia Nitro Cold Brew, the first completely dairy-free, nitro-infused cold brew coffee latte. The new Califia Nitro Cold Brew line marries creamy almond and macadamia milks with a cold brew made from a specially-curated, signature blend of direct-sourced beans, and infuses it with a jolt of nitrogen that brings out the natural sweetness of the coffee in a silky micro-foam reminiscent of a dark draft beer. Packaged in a sleek, recyclable, on-the-go aluminum bottle, Califia Nitro Cold Brews come in three on-trend flavors: Latte, Mocha, and New Orleans. (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...)

BWW NEWS: 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS
by Jade Kops - Jul 24, 2016

*Please Refresh Browser To Stay Updated* BWW Sydney will be attending the 16th Annual HELPMAN AWARDS being presented by Live Performance Australia (LPA) at Sydney Lyric Theatre on Monday 25th July. *Please Refresh Browser To Stay Updated* (more...)

2 By Tennessee Williams: 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON & KINGDOM OF EARTH at St. Lukes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 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...)

Andrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Makes US Premiere at TheatreWorks this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will bring U.S. audiences their first look a London hit, when it presents the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created by David Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening that was declared "Sexy, sophisticated, and funny" and awarded five stars by London's Telegraph. The Life of the Party will be presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley August 24-September 18 (press opening: August 27) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call(650) 463-1960. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Welcomes the Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church Choir to AIDA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the Pittsburgh CLO debut of the Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church choir throughout the run of Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA,July 26-31 at the Benedum Center. Director of Worship & Arts, Alton Mitchell, will lead 19 members of the choir as they perform "Gods Love Nubia" with the cast under the direction of Pittsburgh CLO Music Director Tom Helm. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Host 2016 Dark Night Revue: LET'S ROCK BACK TO THE FUTURE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Great Scott! It's that time of year! The Flat Rock Playhouse will present its annual Dark Night Revue fundraiser, but this time with a blast from the past. On August 15, the Supporting Players Guild of Flat Rock Playhouse will present Dark Night Revue: Let's Rock Back to the Future! (more...)

BWW Review: Holy Ogre! SHREK THE MUSICAL Is A Blast!
by Herbert Paine - Jul 20, 2016

Arizona Broadway Theatre's staging of SHREK THE MUSICAL exceeds expectations. Mace Archer has gone beyond the norm, directing something more than a lively and exhilarating show. He's fashioned a distinctive and incredibly intimate and engaging experience that speaks with authenticity to audience members young and older. Archer is aided and abetted in this theatrical coup by a gangbuster cast, featuring the awesome foursome of Jason Simon as the 'big stupid ugly ogre,' Liz Fallon as Fiona, Deonte Warren as Donkey, and David Brumfield as Lord Farquaad. (more...)

VIDEOS: Meet The Cast of SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY
by Michael Dale - Jul 20, 2016

Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind Forbidden Broadway, devotes an entire show to Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash. (more...)

John Luther Adams, Carrie Brownstein, Bela Fleck, Steve Reich and More Set for Symphony Space in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Symphony Space, New York's "cultural town square" on the Upper West Side, is proud to announce its 38th season of innovative programming, running from September 2016 to June 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Teresa Sanderson and LL West on Utah Rep's CABARET
by Tyler Hinton - Jul 20, 2016

Utah Repertory Theater Company will present the award-winning musical CABARET from August 26 to September 11, 2016 at the Sorenson Unity Center Black Box Theater. Master of Ceremonies Teresa Sanderson and director LL West took time out of their busy schedules to answer questions from BroadwayWorld about this new production. (more...)

DEW' Nation Has Spoken: PITCH BLACK Voted Winner In DEWcision 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

For the past three months, the country has been engaged in a passionate election that has changed the course of history forever: DEWcision 2016. Members of DEW Nation have cast their votes for either MTN DEW BAJA BLAST or MTN DEW PITCH BLACK, two specialty flavors that developed cult followings over the years, and after months of voting and wild online challenges, the results are now in. With more than 2.9 million votes, PITCH BLACK has edged out BAJA BLAST by less than a half of a percent of the total 5,789,284 million votes. PITCH BLACK has won the election. And PITCH BLACK will become a permanent member of the MTN DEW retail lineup, making its debut on shelves this September. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 2 BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 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 and KINGDOM OF EARTH, a limited engagement directed by Marilyn Fried and starring Kathryn Luce Garfunkel. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Opens Wednesday at Hackmatack Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Lisa Joyce of Dedham, Mass, as Princess Winnifred, and Drew Masse of Lewiston as Prince Dauntless keep the theater in stitches in Once Upon A Mattress playing Wednesdays to Saturdays at Hackmatack Playhouse through Aug. 13. For tickets or information, call 207-698-1807Call: 207-698-1807 or go to www.hackmatack.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN @ DCPA
by Chris Arneson - Jul 15, 2016

You might wonder why I took my boyfriend to see a show where a gay guy gives sex tips to a straight woman. Like, guys, you already know these secrets... (more...)

Madeline Peyroux Debuts Audio for 'Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Twenty years after her recording debut, Dreamland, Madeleine Peyroux continues her musical journey of exploration beyond the ordinary with Secular Hymns, a spirited and soulful masterwork to be released September 16 on Impulse!/Verve Label Group. (more...)

Scoop: PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Wednesday, July 27, 2016
by - Jul 13, 2016

Get all the scoop on PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, July 27, 2016! (more...)

BWW Interview: BOYZ II MEN at NJPAC
by Sean Quinn - Jul 12, 2016

Boyz II Men comes to NJPAC on July 24. (more...)

Lott Entertainment to Host First Major Fundraiser with Local Talent
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Kathryn Lott and Allison Lott founded Lott Entertainment Presents in 2015 to fill a void in Houston's performing arts scene by bringing provocative artists and deliberately different works from outside Houston to push theatre boundaries within it. (more...)

Food Network Announces August 2016 Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Summer may be winding down in August, but the competition is just getting started on Food Network with all-new series, returning favorites and fierce tournaments that will pit the best of the best against each other in epic culinary showdowns. (more...)

BWW Weighs In: The ROI: JOY Experiment by Amanda 'Wheelz' Wheeler of MARK FISHER FITNESS
by Mark Fisher Fitness - Jul 11, 2016

During the month of June, I conducted a little experiment with one hundred of my friends and acquaintances to see what would happen if we invested a very small amount of time in our own personal joy every single day. (more...)

BWW Review: TAMARIE FOR PRESIDENT Fillibusters the Funny at Catastrophic Theatre
by Brett Cullum - Jul 11, 2016

This is so much fun, and something you don't want to miss this season. It's a time when we could all use a good laugh, and Tamarie is going for broke as she does every summer with her sardonic take aimed at elections. (more...)

INSTAGRAM CHECK: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Will Chase Rocks Out Elizabethan Style
by Michael Dale - Jul 10, 2016

The Broadway favorite clowns around a bit while prepping to play the narcissistic bard. (more...)

OPERATION CRUCIBLE Set for Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Folie a deux Productions and From Ground Up Theatre Company in association with Sheffield Theatres today announce the full cast for Kieran Knowles' Operation Crucible. (more...)

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