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BWW Review: MASSACRE (SING TO YOUR CHILDREN) at Convergence-Continuum
by Roy Berko - May 27, 2017

"Massacre (Sing to Your Children)" is an abstract play whose meaning will depend on an individual's views of the world, and their willingness to search for the author's intent and purpose. This is a script and production for playgoers who like to probe for ideas with no need for clarity of ideas or outcomes. (more...)

2016 Primus Prize Winner IN A WORD Premieres at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Lesser America (Half Moon Bay, The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) presents the New York Premiere of IN A WORD by Lauren Yee, winner of the 2016 Francesca Primus Prize and a finalist for the ATCA/Steinberg Award. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli (The Bridges of Madison County national tour, Actually at Geffen Playhouse), previews begin June 16 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America continues its run as the inaugural Company in Residence. (more...)

Mary Lambert Premieres New Video for 'Know Your Name' Ft. Sara Ramirez
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Mary Lambert premiered the fierce new video for “Know Your Name.” Inspired by Taylor Swift's iconic “Bad Blood” video, Lambert's all-inclusive babe squad takes to the arcade to bring you the second single off her independently released EP Bold. (more...)

EXIT Theatre to Present World Premiere of A LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVE
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

This July, EXIT Theatre is proud to present A Life On The Ocean Wave, a collaboratively-constructed multi-disciplinary original play with a jaunty subtitle: Being a Merrie Evening of Genuine Sea Chanty Sing-Along, and Also a Historically and Scientifically Accurate Account of a Sailor's Life at Sea, in Which Ghosts Appear and Have Something to Say. (more...)

NPR First Listen Shares Cody ChestnuTT's New Album 'My Love Divine Degree'
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Cody ChesnuTT, the legendary soul troubadour known for his raw and honest storytelling, is set to release his first album in four years, the soul elevating My Love Divine Degree. The album will be released on June 2, 2017 (more...)

Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Friday, June 9, 2017
by - May 26, 2017

Get all the scoop on REIGN, airing on THE CW on Friday, June 9, 2017! (more...)

True Colors Theatre Announces New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre have announced Jamil Jude will be joining True Colors Theatre Company in the position of Associate Artistic Director starting in September 2017. (more...)

Barlow & Firth's THE GIRLS to Hit the Road in 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, the producers of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new musical comedy, The Girls, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, have announced that the production will return home to Yorkshire and open at the Leeds Grand Theatre on 15 August 2018 and visit 42 theatres across the United Kingdom. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at California Shakespeare Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater begins its 43rd Season with Shakespeare's genderbending comedy, As You Like It. In director Desdemona Chiang's all new production, adaptable and resilient Rosalind must leave everything she knows behind to find her true family. (more...)

Camden Rocks Festival Announce Stage Times & Full Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Camden Rocks Festival have revealed full line-up details for the June 3rd all-day event, and announced a special Kraken Sounds Stage to be held in the Camden Market Amphitheatre, featuring acoustic performances and open to all, free of charge. (more...)

Thrillers Release Debut Album 'Break Free' ft. Twin Shadow & Back Talk
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Electro-pop-Blood-brothers THRILLERS are masters of crafting summer-sentric pop songs you won't be able to stop dancing to. (more...)

Emma Dears and Craig Price to Headline A NIGHT AT THE MUSICALS for Save Our St. Bride's
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

One of Liverpool's most historic churches will take centre stage when the West End comes to the Georgian Quarter for a night of musical theatre magic. (more...)

SOAP to Bring THE MESSY SHOW to Williamsburg This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

NYC sketch group SOAP will host three different performances of "The Messy Show" this summer at a secret DIY outdoor venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Lewis Carroll's THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

RGM productions today announces the full cast for the West End premiere of The Hunting of the Snark, a brand-new family musical inspired by the creator of Alice in Wonderland's beloved classic poem. (more...)

Origin Theatre and Bloom's Tavern to Host 4th Annual Immersive BLOOMSDAY BREAKFAST
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

This year's 4th annual immersive Bloomsday Breakfast hosted by Origin Theatre Company and Bloom's Tavern in Midtown on June 16 will feature an expanded version of its juried costume contest and the announcement of a new Irish-American literary prize. (more...)

Winter Springs Performing Arts Provides Big Chills with SWEENEY TODD School Edition
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Chills ensue at Winter Springs Performing Arts as they gear up to perform their next musical production Sweeney Todd- The Demon Barber of Fleet Street School Edition playing June 1 through June 4. Performances are Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm. (more...)

Guns N' Roses To Continue Thrilling Fans With Newly Added North American Stops On The Not In This Lifetime Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Unstoppable rock music icons Guns N' Roses will electrify fans into the fall, announcing today a series of fifteen additional North American Stadium and Arena stops on their ongoing worldwide Not In This Lifetime Tour.  Produced by Live Nation, the exhilarating global phenomenon is letting fans get closer with a newly added round of arena shows throughout the U.S. and Canada including stops at New York's famed Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles' Forum and Staples Center over Thanksgiving weekend.  In addition to the arena shows, a larger-than-life performance for the people of Little Rock, AK has been added on August 5 at War Memorial Stadium. Tickets for the new Stadium and Arena dates go on sale to the general public starting Saturday, June 3.  Exclusive Guns N' Roses VIP packages available for North American dates at vipnation.com. (more...)

Lydia Brittan Brings Live Show to the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Lydia Brittan experience is like a vivid flashback to the sixties, one that transports you straight onto the set of Shindig, but with modern sounds reminiscent to Vintage Trouble and Amy Winehouse piercing through. (more...)

Jordan Harrison's THE AMATEURS to Bring 14th-Century Pageant Players to the Vineyard
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Vineyard Theatre's 2017-2018 season will include the world premiere of THE AMATEURS by Jordan Harrison (2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for MARJORIE PRIME) directed by Oliver Butler (THE OPEN HOUSE, Obie Award for Direction). (more...)

Mile Square Theatre presents The 7th Annual New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The NEW JERSEY ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns to for its seventh year, beginning a new and exciting partnership with Mile Square Theatre. The marathon evening of one-minute plays by over 30 of New Jersey's established and emerging playwrights and directors plays three performances only, Saturday, June 24th at 8pm, and Sunday, June 25th at 3pm & 7pm, 1400 Clinton St, Hoboken, NJ 07030. Tickets, priced at $20, are currently available at www.milesquaretheatre.org (more...)

Bloody, Brilliant Classic Returns to QPAC
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Following a wildly successful world premiere run two years ago, shake & stir theatre co is haunting the Cremorne Theatre at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) again with an encore season of Bram Stoker's gothic masterpiece Dracula from 15 August to 2 September 2017. (more...)

BWW TV: Carolee Carmello & Norm Lewis Take Over the Pie Shop in SWEENEY TODD!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2017

Tony Award nominees Norm Lewis and Carolee Carmello have just joined the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, now playing at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street, NYC). In addition to Lewis and Carmello as Sweeney and Mrs. Lovett, the cast includes Stacie Bono (as Pirelli & Beggar Woman), Matt Doyle (as Anthony), Alex Finke (as Johanna), Jamie Jackson (as Judge Turpin), John-Michael Lyles (as Tobias) and Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar (as The Beadle). (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre presents the Return of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mashi Theatre presents TALES OF BIRBAL
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

As India celebrates 70 years of independence, Mashi theatre look further back in history, a time of magic, mysticism and storytelling. Tales of Birbal brings fables handed down generation to generation across the Indian sub-continent to stages across the UK for families of all backgrounds. (more...)

McKnight Theater Artist Fellows present WORKS IN PROGRESS 6/26
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

17 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows Sonya Berlovitz (costume design), Thomasina Petrus (actor) and Kimberly Richardson (actor) will present selections from theatrical works in progress on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Mixed Blood Theatre. This free event is presented by the Playwrights' Center, which is taking reservations at pwcenter.org, info@pwcenter.org or 612-332-7481. Mixed Blood Theatre is located at 1501 South 4th Street in Minneapolis. (more...)

Download HBO's THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, Starring Oprah Winfrey, This Month
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

See Oprah Winfrey in 'one of the best performances of her career' (Variety), when The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is available for Digital Download May 29th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Carolee Carmello, Norm Lewis, and the Cast of SWEENEY TODD Meet the Press
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

On May 23, the cast of Sweeney Todd, including new stars Carolee Carmello and Norm Lewis, held a meet and greet at the Barrow Street Theatre. Check out photos from the event! (more...)

Pickwick to Release 'Love Joys' This July; Announce North American Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Small Press Records is pleased to announce that the new Pickwick long player LoveJoys will be released on July 7th, 2017. The band will be touring in support of the release, including two shows in British Columbia that have been moved from early June to late July - dates below. (more...)

Leaders, Citizens and Musical Artists to Convene for CLIMATE DAY LA
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Leaders, citizens, and musical artists will convene on Tuesday June 27th at Climate Day LA to collaborate on building deep and lasting support for local climate action, with a conference, gala, and evening concert. The musical guests Neon Indian and Weyes Blood perform at the evening concert and Moby DJ's at the Sunset Gala at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. (more...)

Graphic Novel-Inspired 'CIRCLE OF BLOOD' Will Be Shadowbox Live's Next Original Show
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Shadowbox Live is mounting their next original signature production, Circle of Blood:  A Story of Betrayal, Honor and Vengeance inspired by the graphic novel "Kabuki' by New York Times Best Selling Graphic Author David Mack. Circle of Blood:  A Story of Betrayal, Honor and Vengeance runs September 29 - November 12, 2017, for 29 performances at Shadowbox Live's theatre, 503 S. Front Street. (more...)

BBC America Teams with Elisabeth Moss on Developing Mini-Series FEVER
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

Based on Mary Beth Keane's novel of the same name, the limited series is set to star award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss (Handmaid's Tale, Top of the Lake). Moss, who additionally holds the rights to the novel, will also serve as an Executive Producer on the project. (more...)

Rebekah Carrow to Lead Pirandellian Drama MARY V at TNC This June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

In 'Mary V,' a Pirandellian, feminist appropriation of Shakespeare's historical play, an all-female cast battles for control of a production of 'Henry V,' led by their king, an actress named Mary. (more...)

Erik Ehn's QUIET HOUSE to Play Planet Connections This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Erik Ehn's Quiet House directed by Glory Kadigan premieres June 23 at the 2017 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (The Festivity runs June 12 - July 9 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC). (more...)

Roger Mooking Returns for Smoking-Hot New Season of Cooking Channel's MAN FIRE FOOD, 5/30
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

As temperatures rise outside, Cooking Channel is heating up with a smoking new season of MAN FIRE FOOD, kicking off on Tuesday, May 30th at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT. (more...)

BWW Recap: Nevertheless, Supergirl Persisted at the End of Season 2
by Nicole Ackman - May 23, 2017

This week's episode, aptly named 'Nevertheless, She Persisted' was an emotional end to SUPERGIRL's second season as Kara finally defeated Rhea and the Daxamite forces. However, even with the help of Superman and Cat Grant, victory doesn't come without a price. (more...)

Americana Singer Songwriter Shelly Waters to Release New Album in July
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Americana singer-songwriter Shelly Waters is set to release her new, self-titled album on July 28, 2017. (more...)

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD Comes to Fox Theatre 10/5
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

"As soon as the dust settles you can see an new world / In place of where the old one had been..." A concept album to end all concepts, Murder Of The Universe is the new collection by head-bending psychedelicists King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Murder Of The Universe is a face-melting musical assault concerned with the downfall of man, the death of the planet....the murder of the whole goddamn universe. "We're living in dystopian times that are pretty scary and it's hard not to reflect that in our music," says front man Stu Mackenzie. "It's almost unavoidable. (more...)

A Week To Go Until Those Liver Birds Take Flight Again In Special Concert Presentation!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Excitement is mounting for the world premiere of a new musical based on Carla Lane's much-loved BBC series The Liver Birds. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Will Rock Around the Clock with HAPPY DAYS - The Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Everyone's favorite TV family will be singing and dancing their way across the stage this summer when Happy Days - The Musical opens at The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre. (more...)

Spacelab9 Announces 'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Soundtrack Double LP'
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

SPACELAB9, in conjunction with CD PROJEKT RED, is proud to announce the vinyl debut of one the most critically acclaimed role playing video games ever to grace the medium. (more...)

Shakespeare/Video Game Parody Reloaded at The Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Ready player one? Hamlet: The Video Game (the stage show) is reloaded and powered up for an explosive return season at The Forge at The Court Theatre this June. (more...)

THAT '70S SHOW's Debra Jo Rupp to Star in World Premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Faith, family and frosting collide in a touching and timely new play by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This Is Us). The Echo Theater Company continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of The Cake. Jennifer Chambers directs for a July 1 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

World Premiere of Documentary I KILLED JFK in Select Theaters 5/31
by Movies News Desk - May 23, 2017

Barry Katz Entertainment in association with KAOS Connect and Screenvision Media have teamed to release a one night only, special documentary event, focused on the world's greatest unsolved murder case entitled I KILLED JFK. T (more...)

Show-stopping Sugary Goodness At WEST END BAKE OFF 2017
by Cindy Marcolina - May 22, 2017

On a (thankfully) sunny Saturday afternoon, the thespians who usually inhabit London theatres turned bakers for the day. Benefitting Acting For Others, an umbrella name that represents 15 charities devoted to helping people in the theatre business, the West End Bake Off was a bounty of show-stopping sugary goodness. (more...)

Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan to Star in FOOTLOOSE
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Following an acclaimed 2016 UK Tour, worldwide smash hit musical Footloose: The Musical will burst back onto the stage in 2017 starring Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan, playing at the Belgrade Theatre from Tues 13 to Sat 17 June. (more...)

Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Fox Theatre today announces its 2017 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival schedule featuring family-friendly titles sure to entice both kids and those who are kids at heart. Guests will be singing a tune with sing-a-long versions of Walt Disney's animated gem "Beauty and the Beast," as well as the Julie Andrews' timeless classic "Mary Poppins." Additionally, wizards and muggles alike will be mesmerized as all eight "Harry Potter" films will be showing at the Fox Theatre with triple- and double-headers throughout August. Fan favorite Saturday AM Cartoons will be returning, and in celebration of its 75th anniversary, "Casablanca" will have fans "playing it again" with Rick and Sam. (more...)

INHERITANCE Unlocks Dark Family Secrets in World Premiere at Dances With Films
by Movies News Desk - May 22, 2017

Portola Pictures has announced the World Premiere of Tyler Savage's Inheritance at the 20th Dances With Films Festival. (more...)

Tina Fey, Bill Nye, Ellen Burstyn and More Join 10th Anniversary World Science Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The World Science Festival has announced complete programming for the  10th anniversary Festival, which will bring science to the crossroads of the world, Times Square, and to locations across the five boroughs of New York City, with more than 50 events, May 30 - June 4, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Ned Averill-Snell Stands Out in Jobsite Theater's Fine Production of Israel Horovitz's GLOUCESTER BLUE
by Peter Nason - May 22, 2017

Averill-Snell's performance is dizzying in its brilliant unpredictability. The show is, too. (more...)

OWN Unveils Season Two Trailer of Acclaimed Drama Series QUEEN SUGAR
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network debuted today the season two trailer for its acclaimed original drama series QUEEN SUGAR from Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker creator/executive producer Ava DuVernay (“Selma,” “A Wrinkle in Time”) and executive producer Oprah Winfrey. (more...)

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