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Mark Villareal's 'Leadership Lessons From Mom' Becomes International Best Seller
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

SAN ANTONIO, March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Bestselling author Mark Villareal and author of the International Best Seller Shortcuts Get You Lost! Proudly announces the release of the latest book titled Leadership Lessons From Mom. The book has achieved #1 status in the U.S., Canada, Australia, U.K, Japan, Germany and #3 in Italy! The book has also received the endorsement of Carly Fiorina. The author is humbled and honored by these achievements. This book is available on Amazon http://amzn.to/2mGSmv5 via paperback and Kindle. It's also available on Kobo.com and BarnesandNoble.com (more...)

Scoop: CBS DREAM TEAM- IT'S EPIC! on CBS - Thursday, March 9, 2017
by TV Scoop - Mar 9, 2017

Get all the scoop on CBS DREAM TEAM- IT'S EPIC!, airing on CBS on Thursday, March 9, 2017! (more...)

Wales Millennium Centre and Omidaze Productions Combine Politics and Tragedy in New ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Wales Millennium Centre and Omidaze Productions present the third and final part of their Shakespeare trilogy in a new 'Romeo and Juliet'. This co-production pairs the well-loved tragedy with aerial circus alongside a series of workshops to explore power and explain our parliamentary systems to schoolchildren. (more...)

BWW Review: Edward Fernandez as KING LEAR at EPAC
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 23, 2017

Prepare to be astonished, delighted, and moved. (more...)

Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, THE WOLVES and More Slated for Goodman Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Falls announces Goodman Theatre's new 2017/2018 Season, which builds on the theater's 40-year commitment to producing works that are representative of American society. In announcing the new season, Falls serves up a dynamic mix of works from culturally and aesthetically diverse playwrights-new plays and revisited classics that address the most significant issues facing the country today. (more...)

Sega Center Presents the World Premiere Reading of ON THE ROYAL ROAD: THE BURGHER KING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The New York reading of On the Royal Road: The Burgher King at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is the very first presentation of an abbreviated version of this play prior to its world premiere production at the Hamburg Schauspielhaus in October 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Thai Blind Orchestra of Young Musicians Perform 'Through the Heart'
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2017

'Music has nothing to do with the eyes. It's perceived through the heart,' says one of the children from the Thai Blind Orchestra.  Watch the video below of these hearing impaired young musicians as they perform. (more...)

Theater Breaking Through Barriers Provides Catharsis for At-Risk Youth via SING FOR HOPE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Sing for Hope is proud to announce an exciting new Cultural Partnership Program that supports NYC-area arts organizations in their efforts to increase reach, diversify audiences, and model civic spirit. The Sing for Hope Cultural Partnership Program is a go-to resource for arts organizations that want to engage communities on a broader scale, but may not have the budget or bandwidth to establish a fulI community outreach department. (more...)

BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL Learns the Truth About Her Star-Crossed Lover, Mon-El of Daxam
by Nicole Ackman - Mar 21, 2017

On this week's episode of Supergirl, Kara finally learns that Mon-El is the prince of Daxam and she isn't too pleased. When his parents, including guest star Teri Hatcher, come to Earth to retrieve him, Mon-El is forced to face up to his lies. Meanwhile, Lyra gets Winn in trouble with the law and it turns out that Kara wasn't the only one being lied to… (more...)

The Heather Brothers' HOLY CRAP to Play King's Head Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Heather Brothers, writers of the hugely popular A Slice of Saturday Night, return with a brand new musical comedy brimming with sin, salvation and sacrilege. Bringing together the creative team from cult hits Shock Treatment and The Toxic Avenger, the premiere marks Benji Sperring's first production at the King's Head following his appointment as Associate Director and the triumph of Shock Treatment. (more...)

Chandler Lions Club to Partner with Local High School for BLINDED BY DE-LIGHT Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

??????? Lions Club members Bill Fullerton and Steve Welker, who each lost their sight as adults, will partner with the Hamilton High School (HHS) Leo Club, Drama Club and Culinary Classes to create a dining-and-drama experience while "Blind" at Blinded By De-Light, beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 in the Hamilton High School cafeteria. (more...)

Lakewood Playhouse Announces It's Line Up for Season 79!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to announce its 79th Season of Shows! It's a season filled with Laughter, Mystery, Literature, and Stories That Touch the Heart. This year includes Five Premiers that have never been seen at the Lakewood Playhouse!   (more...)

Guest Blog: Playwright Nicholas de Jongh on Shakespeare's Sexuality and PRICKED OUT
by Guest Blog: Nicholas de Jongh - Mar 20, 2017

My play Pricked Out may be set in Dorset on Midsummer's Day 2016, where two young men meet and make a sensational discovery about themselves, but the focus is on time past - in the shape of William Shakespeare and the extraordinary revelation of his sonnets, published in 1609 to far more embarrassed silence than to general applause. It was the playwright's greatest act of self-exposure and a most uncharacteristic one at that from a man known for his canniness and personal diplomacy… (more...)

The Roustabouts Theatre Co. Launches First Season with the World Premiere of MARGIN OF ERROR by Will Cooper
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Roustabouts Theatre Company will launch their first season with the World premiere of MARGIN OF ERROR by Will Cooper directed by Rosina Reynolds playing at the Lyceum Theatre, Horton Plaza from April 14 to May 7, 2017. Over the course of an evening, a famous scientist, two of his students, and his wife confront each other in that margin of error where reason goes Blind and passions incandesce. A fast-moving drama of twists and turns, MARGIN OF ERROR unveils what can happen when the arrogant, the ambitious, and the vengeful bring love and deceit down to a science. (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals and Cleveland Public Library Home to Rare Collection of Live Musical Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

A rare collection of complete live recordings of classic American musical theater is now available at two major venues: Goodspeed Musicals' Scherer Library of Musical Theatre in East Haddam, Connecticut, and Cleveland Public Library in Cleveland, Ohio. (more...)

YoungArts Welcomes Stacey Glassman Mizener and Dejha Carrington
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) today announced the appointment of Stacey Glassman Mizener as Vice President of Development and Dejha Carrington as Vice President of External Relations. (more...)

DEFINE-FLAIR Round Table Discussion Press Release
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

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VIDEO: Watch Josh Groban, Andrew Rannells & More Gender Swap at Broadway Backwards!
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2017

Broadway Backwards on March, 13, 2017, where men sing songs intended for women and vice versa without changing pronouns, shattered fundraising records, bringing in an impressive $522,870 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. (more...)

Plays for and by Young People Slated for National Theatre Connections Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????Young members of Sheffield People's Theatre take part in a national celebration of theatre when they join local schools and youth theatre groups performing new plays from emerging playwrights as part of the National Theatre Connections Festival 2017 at the Crucible Studio Theatre Monday 27 March - Saturday 1 April. (more...)

Working Theater's BAMBOO IN BUSHWICK to Explore Gentrification in Brooklyn, Off-Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Working Theater, under the direction of Artistic Producing Director MarkPlesent, has announced that it will present BAMBOO IN BUSHWICK - a new play that explores the varying and complex reactions to gentrification in the suddenly trendy Bushwick section of Brooklyn, as the second fully staged production in the company's FIVE BOROUGHS / ONE CITY project, which is deepening its relationships with communities of working people in their very own neighborhoods. (more...)

The Greenville Little Theatre presents its 92nd Dazzling Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Greenville Little Theatre (GLT) is delighted to present its 2017 - 2018 92nd Dazzling Season! (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction, Anthony Doerr, to Release New Book in Albuquerque, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction, Anthony Doerr, will visit Albuquerque for an event sponsored by Bookworks at the Albuquerque Academy for the paperback release of his beloved book, All the Light We Cannot See. The event is April 5, at 7 pm, at Albuquerque Academy's Simms Auditorium, at 6400 Wyoming Blvd NE. Tickets are $17 and include a signed paperback. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LOVE OF THREE KINGS at Sarasota Opera
by Carolan Trbovich - Mar 16, 2017

Sarasota Opera The Love of Three Kings (more...)

Donna Rostad Shares 'Pocket Full of Dreams'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

'A Pocket Full of Dreams': a gripping adventure filled with romance, mystery, corruption and even murder, based in a small ranching town. 'Pocket Full of Dreams' is the creation of published author, Donna Rostad, a mother of four, a passionate business woman, and a gifted author, who's memories and love for Montana became the inspiration for her book. (more...)

Scoop: SURVIVOR on CBS - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
by TV Scoop - Mar 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on SURVIVOR, airing on CBS on Wednesday, March 22, 2017! (more...)

Cardboard Citizens Announce Casting For HOME TRUTHS: A Season Of Nine Brand New Plays Exploring The History Of Housing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The award-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens has today announced casting for its season of new work at The Bunker in London this April. Celebrating 25 years of making work with and for homeless people, the company will continue its exploration of the state of housing in nine new plays commissioned by Cardboard Citizens from some of the UK's most exciting playwrights. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, FIRST DATE and More Slated for Lake Country Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Lake Country Playhouse announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will feature a six play Main Series, four play Youth Series, and a special concert event. (more...)

NBC's THE VOICE Completes Blind Auditions Rounds; 48 Artists Meet in Battle Competition
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Coaches from NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series THE VOICE have each selected their 12-member teams that will advance to the Battle Rounds phase of the competition. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Presents Donny McCaslin And Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

This spring, Carnegie Hall presents dynamic and innovative jazz programming with two performances in Zankel Hall, featuring saxophonist Donny McCaslin and trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah. (more...)

Nationwide Open Call for Young Artists Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) has announced that applications to become a 2018 YoungArts Winner will be accepted beginning today, March 15 through October 13, 2017. YoungArts identifies and nurtures the nation's most accomplished emerging artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts between the ages of 15 and 18 or in high school grades 10-12. One of the most comprehensive programs dedicated to supporting and propelling young artists, YoungArts provides opportunities to participate in its programs nationwide and engage with renowned mentors, monetary awards, including prizes of up to $10,000, the chance to become a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and guidance in taking important steps toward achieving their professional and artistic goals. Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit applications online at http://www.youngarts.org/apply.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Cynthia Erivo, Josh Groban & More Spread the Love at BROADWAY BACKWARDS- $522,870 Raised for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Equality, solidarity and warmth filled the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 13, 2017, when the biggest stars on Broadway proved gender doesn't matter, but love does as they explored and embraced the great songs of musical theatre at the 12th annual Broadway Backwards. (more...)

New York Philharmonic's Open Rehearsal Cancelled, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

The New York Philharmonic's Open Rehearsal scheduled to take place Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 9:45 a.m. is cancelled due to a change in the rehearsal schedule, which was impacted by the winter storm. The concert taking place that evening at 7:30 p.m. at David Geffen Hall will go on as scheduled. Refunds for the Open Rehearsal will be issued to the original method of payment within seven to ten business days. For information please call the New York Philharmonic Customer Relations Department at (212) 875-5656. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Griffin Theatre's 2016 Helpmann Award Winning THE BLEEDING TREE Gets Well Deserved Restaging At Sydney Theatre Company
by Jade Kops - Mar 14, 2017

With more space to work with, the expansion to the Wharf 1 stage has not diminished any of Lee Lewis' vision or Paula Arundell, Airlie Dodds and Shari Sebbens intense performance in THE BLEEDING TREE (more...)

Folk Alley Premieres Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors' 'Rowdy Heart, Broken Wing'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

If ever there were a 'Hardest Working Band' award, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors might well be nominated to take it home (more...)

Naomi Wallace's THE WAR BOYS to Make New York Premiere This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Naomi Wallace's blistering play, The War Boys, will have its New York premiere at Access Theater (380 Broadway between White & Walker Streets) for a limited four-week engagement with an opening set for Saturday, March 25th at 8PM. (more...)

Sweet Spirit Channels Queen and Bowie with 'The Mighty' + Bonus Video
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Austin's most fun-loving eight-piece band Sweet Spirit has teamed up with Consequence of Sound to debut “The Mighty”, the second track from their highly anticipated upcoming LP, St. Mojo. (more...)

Almeida Theatre Announces Full Programme for HAMLET FOR FREE Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Hamlet for Free will run from Monday 10 - Thursday 13 April with five performances of the Almeida's production of Hamlet, directed by Robert Icke with Andrew Scott in the title role, exclusively available to anyone aged 25 and under. Alongside the play, Hamlet For Free will feature a programme of free performances, events, and workshops inspired by the themes and making of Hamlet. (more...)

AT&T Performing Arts Center and AEG Presents Announce Taj Mahal/Keb' Mo'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center and AEG Presents announced today that tickets for Taj Mahal/Keb' Mo' will go on sale Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m. Grammy award-winning American blues musician, Taj Mahal and three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller, Keb' Mo' will perform for one night only at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Strauss Square in the downtown Dallas Arts District.  (more...)

Vertical Entertainment Acquires 6 DAYS for North America
by Movies News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Toa Fraser's thriller “6 DAYS”, starring Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish, and Mark Strong, has been acquired by Vertical Entertainment for North American rights with a target U.S. theatrical date in Fall 2017. (more...)

The CW Greenlights Fifth Season of Acclaimed Sci-Fi Drama THE 100
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The CW Network has renewed its acclaimed hit sci-fi drama THE 100 for the 2017-18 season, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. (more...)

The Actors' Gang U.S. Premiere of HARLEQUINO: ON TO FREEDOM Written and Directed by Tim Robbins
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Actors' Gang's new musical production of Harlequino: On to Freedom will have its U.S. Premiere on March 25, as part of the theater's 2017 Spring Season of Justice. Written and directed by Tim Robbins, Harlequino: On to Freedom is a raucous celebration of the rebel slave, Harlequino. (more...)

Guest Blog: Windson Liong On Asian Representation and CHINGLISH
by Guest Blog: Windson Liong - Mar 13, 2017

I am extremely excited to be a part of the European premiere of Chinglish, because with the current political climate, a play like this that celebrates diversity is important now, more so than ever. I play the role of Bing, a translator who hardly translates, and also, Xu Geming, a judge who wants to lead the city of Guiyang to new heights. (more...)

BWW Review: Appalachian Agincourt, Hillbilly HENRY V from Cohesion
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Mar 13, 2017

We get an early hint that this Henry has more bloodthirst and realpolitik about him than Shakespeare had in mind, when (without any sanction in the script) he shoves aside a squeamish executioner and personally participates in the execution of the three traitors suborned to murder him at Southampton. (more...)

BWW Review: JOHN Is A Dark Comedic Gem
by Frank Benge - Mar 13, 2017

JOHN, a new play by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Annie Baker, is now receiving a Southwest Premiere production at Hyde Park Theatre, under the direction of Ken Webster. The production is so exceptional on so many multiple levels that I am likely to wear out my thesaurus. This is not the first play by Baker that Hyde Park Theatre has produced. Earlier this season, they presented The Flick, and they have, in the past, produced Circle Mirror Transformation, The Aliens and Body Awareness. Webster clearly has an affinity for her work and Austin is all the richer for it. (more...)

BWW Review: Celebrating Advocacy through the Arts with the INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS FESTIVAL
by Caryn Cooper - Mar 13, 2017

The International Human Rights Arts Festival took place on the weekend of March 3-5, 2017 at Dixon Place in New York City. The festival featured more than 70 artists producing more than 40 events, all oriented in the theme of advocacy. Artistic media ranged from theater, dance, music, photography, film, spoken word, and much more. This festival is under the curation of Tom Block, Jessica Chen, Karla Puno Garcia, Julia Levine, Heather Robles, and Thomas Tsai. (more...)

United States Association of Blind Athletes Inspire Physical Fitness for the Blind
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to announce a $230,880 grant from the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc to implement the National Fitness Challenge for the fifth consecutive year. For the next nine months, USABA is partnering with 13 agencies throughout the United States to provide 300 Blind and visually impaired youth and adults with opportunities to increase their physical fitness levels and live healthier, more active lives. (more...)

James Woods Wins Bronze in Men's Ski Slopestyle at X Games Norway 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Monster Energy would like to congratulate James Woods on earning a bronze medal in Men's Ski Slopestyle Finals at X Games Norway 2017. Woods was on fire throughout the action-packed contest, which took place at night under the bright lights on the massive slopestyle course at Hafjell Resort in Norway. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Co Announces Special Events In Conjunction With TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Topdog/Underdog the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to Topdog/Underdog, available at huntingtontheatre.org/topdog by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts/BU Theatre. (more...)

Courtney Lewis To Make Debut With Jonathan Biss As Soloist, 4/20-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Courtney Lewis, former Assistant Conductor, will make his New York Philharmonic subscription debut leading Jonathan Biss as soloist in Timo Andres's Piano Concerto No. 3, The Blind Banister, and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2; the program also includes selections from Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet and Elgar's In the South (Alassio).  (more...)

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