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Seattle Opera to Address Imperialism and More with Community Events for MADAME BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

With stylized sets inspired by Japanese theater and lush, colorful kimono worn by singers, Seattle Opera's grand production of Madame Butterfly coming this August may seem like business-as-usual. But there's a dramatic difference that sets this Butterfly apart: the broader conversation taking place on cultural appropriation, yellowface, and Asian American representation. While certainly not new to many Asian and Pacific Islanders, these conversations have permeated the Puget Sound theater scene for the past several years following a production of The Mikado that made national news. (more...)

Boston Pops, Chita Rivera, A CHORUS LINE and More Set for MPAC's 2017-18 Season; Tickets on Sale Monday!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Boston Pops, Ringo Starr, Randy Newman, Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune, Sutton Foster and A Chorus Line are just a few of the headline events coming to Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) during its 2017-2018 season. (more...)

BWW Interview: #DisneyDad Raymond J. Lee Dishes on GROUNDHOG DAY, Reworks the Stereotypes and Tames Facebook Hatred
by Matthew Blank - Jun 9, 2017

Raymond J. Lee talks about GROUNDHOG DAY, his experience as an Actor-of-Color and newest gig as a Disney Daddy! (more...)

BWW Feature: VITAL 5: This Weekend In Jacksonville Theatre
by Heather Vollman - Jun 8, 2017

Remember way back when (okay, it was 5 weeks ago) when I said I would start pairing restaurants with can't miss shows for date night? The time has COME, friends. Let's do this. Here's this weekend's Vital 5 in Jacksonville (June 9-11th). (more...)

SIS Delivers Third Release on Blind Side Label Remixed by Rodriguez Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Bringing his signature sound to Crosstown Rebels, delightfully unconventional producer SIS delivers his third release on the label, The Blind Side. Hot on the heels of his Boabab album on Mobilee, Rodriguez Jr. delivers a stunning remix to complete the package. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WHO'S TOMMY at MTH Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The MTH Theater at Crown Center presents THE WHO'S TOMMY, its second MainStage musical of the season. In honor of tonight's opening, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Casting Announced for 2017 newTACTics New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

TACT concludes its 2016 - '17 season with its 7th annual newTACTics New Play Festival, a fresh collection of four unpredictable and engaging new works. The original plays at newTACTics always invite you to expect the unexpected, and this year's offerings are no exception. (more...)

LPTW to Host 'Women Stage The World' March Through Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

On June 13th at 6:00pm, The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization promoting visibility and increased opportunities for women in the field, will lead their 5th Annual Equality March through Times Square to advocate for equal representation and pay for women in theatre, Women Stage The World. (more...)

London Cast and Edinburgh Transfer Announced for NASSIM at the Bush Theatre Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The Bush Theatre is thrilled to announce that their production of Nassim written by Nassim Soleimanpour (While Rabbit Red Rabbit) and directed by Bush Theatre Associate Director Omar Elerian (One Cold Dark Night, Islands) will transfer to the Traverse Theatre for a full run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Veanne Cox
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 7, 2017

Today's subject Veanne Cox is currently living her theatre life onstage at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) playing the role of Arsinoé in The School for Lies. The show runs through July 9th at the Lansburgh Theatre. (more...)

JAPAN CUTS 2017 Full Line-Up & Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

JAPAN CUTS, North America's premiere showcase for new Japanese cinema, returns for its 11th installment July 13-23 to serve up a slice of the best and boldest films from Japan never before seen in NYC with special guest filmmakers and stars, post-screening Q&As, parties and more. Boasting a thrilling slate of epic blockbusters, shoestring independents, radical documentaries, mind-bending avant-garde, newly-restored classics and breathtaking animation, Japan Society's renowned summer film festival promises a bounty of cinematic discoveries for film fans and pop culture enthusiasts alike. (more...)

LEWISPALOOZA No. 7 Benefits Hope Song; Lewis Brice Spotlights Songs from 7/14 EP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Lewispalooza No. 7 was held on June 6 outside Tin Roof Demonbreun and raised funds for Hope Song, a non-profit using music to help give cancer patients hope. Lewis Brice and friends played host to a crowd of fans and industry alike through the nearly six hour concert  that has become a go-to event leading up to CMA Fest. Performing guests included Jerrod Niemann, Michael Ray, American Young, Love and Theft, Kristen Kelly and many more. Lee Brice showed up for a special performance of his new single 'Boy' during Niemann's set.  (more...)

Generation Productions presents FIRST DATE at The Abbey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Generation Productions presents an immersive version of the Broadway musical FIRST DATE: The Musical at The Abbey, September 14-30th, 2017. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at  bit.ly/FirstDateAbbey. (more...)

BWW Review: Characters Defend Their Worth in UNSPOKEN: SHAKESPEARE'S PERSONAE IN PERIL
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 6, 2017

Los Angeles Drama Club jumps into the controversy about rewriting Shakespeare for modern audiences in UNSPOKEN: SHAKESPEARE'S PERSONAE IN PERIL. Part II of a trilogy exploring what has become a sore subject among Shakespeare circles, it takes a strong stand and presents persuasive food for thought in this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

AboutFACE Ireland Seeks Submissions for 2017 NEWvember New Plays Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

AboutFACE Ireland are very happy to announce they are now accepting submissions of new plays from playwrights based in Ireland, and Irish playwrights around the world, for the 2017 NEWvember New Plays Festival Dublin, to be held over four days November 16th to 19th at Belvedere House in Dublin's city centre. (more...)

The LEGO Group Announces Building Sets Based On The LEGO' NINJAGO' Movie
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

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Alter Bridge Release Live Performance Video for 'Cradle To The Grave'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

ALTER BRIDGE is on a mission: to continue to expand themselves musically while showing that they are one of the best live acts on the road today. (more...)

The Temptations, Blind Boys of Alabama Among 'Feed The Body, Feed The Soul' Events at Fox Cities P.A.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Oshkosh Corporation, Fox Communities Credit Union, and Refuge Foundation for the Arts are pleased to announce a new partnership celebrating a holistic approach to strengthening our community. Through a series of events titled Feed The Body, Feed The Soul, the partnership's focus is to raise awareness and funds to assist with basic needs and access to the arts in Northeast Wisconsin. (more...)

Soar the Skies and Ride the Earth with OVER & UNDER at Annex Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Annex Theatre's 30th season heralds the return of established artists with Over & Under, two interweaving one-act plays written by Juliet Waller Pruzan & Bret Fetzer, directed by Rachel Katz Carey. (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 6/26 - 7/7 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jun 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on TODAY 6/26 - 7/7, airing on NBC (more...)

Crooked Colours Release Debut Album 'Vera'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

After being cooped up in a studio for 18 months, Aussie trio, Crooked Colours, are ready to return to centre stage with their debut 10-track album, 'Vera' – released via Sweat It Out. (more...)

Stuart Lightbody Presents Breath-Taking New Show UNIQUE WONDERS at Alexander Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Following a global magical tour, award-winning sleight-of-hand artist Stuart Lightbody returns home to Cape Town this winter to present his breath-taking new show, Unique Wonders, at the Alexander Upstairs Theatre, from Monday 31 July to Saturday 19 August 2017. (more...)

Ryan Raftery's THE RISE AND FALL (AND RISE) OF MARTHA STEWART to Spruce Up Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Ryan Raftery, creator and star of the smash hit Anna Wintour and Andy Cohen musicals, returns to Joe's Pub to premiere the final show in his 'Titans of Media' trilogy based on the tale of America's first self-made female billionaire. (more...)

Paul Taylor Dance Company and the U.S. Debut of Roy Assaf Dance at Jacob's Pillow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Based in Israel, Roy Assaf Dance makes its U.S. debut with a program of clever and heartfelt works in the Doris Duke Theatre July 12-16. A rising choreographic star, Assaf has been commissioned by companies across the globe including Batsheva Dance Company, The Royal Swedish Ballet, National Dance Company Wales, and LA Dance Project. The program opens with Assaf's embracing duet Six Years Later which is praised for its "beauty, nuances, and intricate, astute movements" (Ora Brafman, Jerusalem Post), and closes with his powerful all-male trio The Hill, inspired by veterans' experiences and based on the Hebrew song "Givat Hatachmoshet". (more...)

ONE VOICE AT THE OLD VIC to Feature Monologues by Mark Watson, Amelia Bullmore, and Yasmina Reza
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Old Vic today announced the next One Voice at The Old Vic which will take place on 7 July featuring new monologues written by Mark Watson and Amelia Bullmore performed by Katherine Parkinson and Niamh Cusack as well as a monologue by Yasmina Reza. (more...)

Disney Store to Unveil New Product Collections and Collectibles at D23 Expo 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

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Photo Flash: The Neo-Futurists Premiere Dan Kerr-Hobert's THE FOOD SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Neo-Futurists present Ensemble Member Dan Kerr-Hobert's The Food Show, partnering with Metropolitan Brewing to bring the site-specific world premiere to the brewery's new Avondale location, 3057 N. Rockwell, July 27 - September 2. Previews are Thursday, July 27 - Saturday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m., with opening night Monday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m. Performances run Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for previews and Thursdays are pay what you can; for the regular run, tickets are $10-25. Tickets and information are available at neofuturists.org or 773.275.5255. (more...)

BRIC to Celebrate Brooklyn with Pharoah Sanders, The Soul Rebels, Tei Shi, Lila Downs, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The BRIC Festival has announced its full lineup! See the full schedule below! (more...)

Scoop: LOVE CONNECTION on FOX - Thursday, June 22, 2017
by - Jun 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on LOVE CONNECTION, airing on FOX on Thursday, June 22, 2017! (more...)

NBC Announces Fall Premiere Dates for New 2017-18 Season
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

NBC has announced premiere dates for its 2017-18 fall schedule, which includes broadcast television's #1 program,” “Sunday Night Football”; last season's #1 new series, “This Is Us”; the return of one of the most honored and beloved comedies of all time, “Will & Grace”; dominant reality show and three-time Emmy Award winner “The Voice”; the Edie Falco-starrer “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”; new Monday night drama “The Brave”; and the sophomore season of Mike Schur's mind-bending comedy, “The Good Place.” (more...)

Park City Institute Opens the 2017 St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series with X AMBASSADORS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The holiday celebration begins, when Park City Institute presents X Ambassadors on July 3, 2017. "We are kicking off the 2017 St Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series at Deer Valley Resort with a big show from X Ambassadors," says Teri Orr, Park City Institute Executive Director. "This band's energy is just right for a holiday weekend show." (more...)

London Based Three Piece Flawes Return with Brand New Single 'Forever'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

London via Yorkshire band FLAWES return with their first new recorded material since 2016's 'CTRL' and 'UNSPKN' EPs created a feverish buzz around the trio. 'Forever', released today (16th June) via Red Bull Records, is the first track from their upcoming EP, due for official release this Autumn. (more...)

IAN AND HIS BODY Are Both at MITF This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Ian tries to keep his nose clean and to walk the straight and narrow but his body is a very smooth talker. (more...)

IAN AND HIS BODY Are Both at MITF This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Ian tries to keep his nose clean and to walk the straight and narrow but his body is a very smooth talker. (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH at HSC and Central PA's Shakespeare Season
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 16, 2017

In a busy year for Shakespeare in Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg Shakespeare Company gives the Scottish Play some twists and turns for the summer's biggest production. (more...)

New York Neo-Futurists to Present THE INFINITE PRIDE at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The award-winning New York Neo-Futurists have announced THE INFINITE PRIDE, a special edition of their late-night show THE INFINITE WRENCH in honor of Pride Month. This June, The New York Neo-Futurists bring The Infinite Pride back for its tenth consecutive year of celebrating queer culture, politics, and relationships. The shows will be presented at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003) on Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 24th at 10:30pm. (more...)

Start Summer This Weekend with AH, WILDERNESS! at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Experience the fireworks of love-first love, unrequited love and mature love-on stage this summer, as Goodman Theatre concludes its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness! (more...)

VIDEO: AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Contestant Cured of Blindness Gets Golden Buzzer
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

On last night's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, singer Christian Guardino from Patchogue, NY belted out The Jackson 5's 'Who's Lovin' You' and earned a Golden Buzzer from judge Howie Mandel. (more...)

BWW Review: HOLY CRAP!, King's Head Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 14, 2017

The Heather Brothers are back with their new heavenly blaspheme musical comedy Holy Crap!. After launching the first pay-per-view religious channel in Great Britain, the American Bobby Del La Ray (John Addison), The "Hallelujah Cowboy", soon realises that there is no market for such an enterprise in the "godless and bankrupt UK". Since his meddling with the mafia is taking its tall on his mother, who is being held hostage in Sicily, he decides to start offering his few viewers another kind of entertainment, something that he is sure will increase his figures: porn. Helped by Rex Bedderman (Arvid Larsen), a legendary British rockstar and devout Christian who promotes his channel, Bobby's influence starts to grow. (more...)

BWW Review: TOMMY, Theatre Royal Stratford East
by Debbie Gilpin - Jun 13, 2017

Following a successful national tour, Ramps on the Moon's co-production of The Who's Tommy continues its journey with a run at Theatre Royal Stratford East this month. Ramps on the Moon is a budding consortium that is associating closely with several UK theatres and theatre companies as they work on new projects over the course of the next few years. One of their partners, Graeae Theatre Company, will be at Stratford East later this year with their production of Reasons To Be Cheerful. (more...)

ZU-UK Previews A Double Bill Of Ambitious New Immersive And Virtual Reality Work
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Leading immersive and digital performance innovators ZU-UK will be tucking audiences into bed with a hot chocolate and VR headset in a new performance that merges reality with digital, whilst in Theatre Royal Stratford East's restaurant, Gerry's Kitchen, binaural sound will present audiences with an intimate experience of a dinner date. (more...)

The SPCO's Liquid Music Series Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's pioneering Liquid Music Series announces today the full schedule of events for its 2017.18 season. (more...)

Instituto ABCD of Brazil Selects D2L's Brightspace to Help Instructors Identify and Support Students With Dyslexia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

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NPAW Gives Full Visibility on Ad Performance With SmartAds 2.0
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

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Spanish Adaptation of ROMEO AND JULIET & More Set for Theater on the Lake's 65th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Chicago Park District today announced the five genre-defying productions comprising the 65th season of Theater on the Lake, the Chicago Park District summer theater festival. (more...)

Scoop: LOVE CONNECTION on FOX - Thursday, June 15, 2017
by - Jun 12, 2017

Get all the scoop on LOVE CONNECTION, airing on FOX on Thursday, June 15, 2017! (more...)

Microsoft premieres Xbox One X, world's most powerful console
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

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Girl Friday Productions Stages IDIOT'S DELIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

A romantic commentary on idealism, greed and the realities of war, Robert E. Sherwood's IDIOT'S DELIGHT, produced by Girl Friday Productions and directed by Craig Johnson, opens June 30, 2017 on the Andy Boss Thrust Stage at Park Square Theatre. Girl Friday Productions brings its signature large ensemble cast to this dramatic comedy with musical accents, set in a world on the brink. (more...)

BWW Review: KISS ME, Trafalgar Studios
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 10, 2017

Directed by Anna Ledwich, Kiss Me is passionately and heartbreakingly intimate. Stephanie (Claire Lams), a war widow, struggles to reconcile her role as a "modern woman" with her longing to have a baby. She is met by a man, Dennis (Ben Lloyd-Hughes), whose job is to give exactly what the woman wants most. Their meeting will be the start of an unorthodox relationship in a shifting 1929 London which is still learning to adjust to the new world. (more...)

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