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Join Silvaco at Semicon West 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

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Tickets Now On Sale for 9 TO 5 at Hill Country Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for "9 to 5: The Musical" presented by the Hill Country Community Theatre.  Reservations can be made by calling (830) 798-8944, online at www.theHCCT.org, or at the box office.    (more...)

Hulu Subscribers Can Now Stream HBO's Critically Acclaimed Series, Movies & More
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Just in time for summer binge-watching, Hulu and Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO) announced a new agreement that gives Hulu's subscription on demand and live TV viewers access to an even more complete entertainment package, all in one place. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DRESSER - Different Stages Perfect Gem Shines
by Lynn Beaver - Jul 6, 2017

THE DRESSER by Ronald Harwood is a powerful piece by itself, but in the hands of Different Stages it is a rare and perfect gem. (more...)

Emma Roberts, Hayden Christensen to Star in New Romantic Comedy LITTLE ITALY
by Movies News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

First Take Entertainment is pleased to announce that Director Donald Petrie's (Miss Congeniality, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days) feature film, LITTLE ITALY, completed principal photography on June 22, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. (more...)

Season 4 YOUNGER Premiere is Highest-Rated, Most-Watched Episode Ever
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

YOUNGER, TV Land's hit comedy from Darren Star reached new heights, as its Live + SD season four premiere on Wednesday, June 28th was the highest-rated and most-watched telecast ever. In Live+3, 'Younger' posted its highest-rated and most-watched premiere. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ORIGINALIST at Arena Stage – Back by Popular Demand and Thank Goodness
by Charles Shubow - Jul 21, 2017

How else can one describe actor Edward Gero's incredible performance as the late Supreme Court Justice Antonia Scalia other than a 'tour de force' in the acclaimed play by John Strand and directed perfectly by Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

BWW Review: A Thrilling Ride On A Well-Mounted RHINOCEROS
by Gil Kaan - Jul 21, 2017

Director Guillermo Cienfuegos expertly guides his talented RHINOCEROS cast with tight, sturdy reins in a truly full-length play (three acts, spanning close to three hours) now at the Pacific Resident Theatre. Eugene Ionesco originally wrote RHINOCEROS in 1959 as his commentary on the state of the political atmosphere then. So, ironically funny (and sad) that various lines of dialogue throughout Ionesco's comedy resonate in its timely relevance today. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for SCIENCE FAIR at Theater Row
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

SCIENCE FAIR: A GAME CHANGING NEW MUSICAL will make its New York debut at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row on July 27th. The innovative new musical will have a limited run of only six performances between July 27th and August 3rd. (more...)

Guest Blog: Joshua Mumby Talks THE BLUES BROTHERS
by Guest Blog: Joshua Mumby - Jul 21, 2017

Welcome to a day in the life of a rock star! OK, so I'm going to start by admitting it's not a completely accurate statement, but on the whole, all the cool things are pretty much in there. All of them. The reason that I say is because essentially Dave and I (Dave plays my brother in the show, Jake Blues) have found ourselves saying that statement more and more often. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 21st, 2017 - SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: An all-star cast brings SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM to The Hollywood Bowl this weekend! (more...)

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Add Third and Final Hollywood Bowl Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Following the rapid sell out of both their Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22 shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have confirmed a third night at the historic venue on Monday, September 25. Tickets for Monday, September 25 will go on sale Tuesday, July 25 at 10 a.m. PST. (more...)

New Details Emerge as Bruce Springsteen Gears Up for His Broadway Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

New details have emerged about The Boss, Bruce Springsteen's upcoming Broadway debut this fall at the Walter Kerr Theatre. (more...)

Detroit Repertory Theatre Announces 61st Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

???????Michigan's longest running, nonprofit, professional theatre announces its 61st season. The Detroit Repertory Theatre continues its mission to produce indigenous, diversity centered theatre and to democratize the arts from its legendary inner city stage in the heart of Detroit.  (more...)

Sarah Dumont, Aaron Abrams & More Join Cast of Crackle's THE OATH
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Crackle's original one-hour drama series THE OATH has added cast for three recurring roles including Sarah Dumont (Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse), Billy Malone ('Santa Clarita Diet,' 'Code Black') and Aaron Abrams ('Hannibal'). The series, set to debut in 2018, is currently in production in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (more...)

BWW Preview: Turn Off Your iPhone. STEVE JOBS Arrives at Santa Fe Opera on July 22
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 19, 2017

With Grammy-nominated American composer Mason Bates dipping his toe into full-length operatic waters for the first time--and star librettist Mark Campbell doing it for the umpteenth--the Guggenheim Museum's “Works & Process” series gave an extended peak into the development of their new opera, THE (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS, which premieres on July 22 at the Santa Fe Opera (SFO). Looking back at that evening in April, I recall how the extended musical excerpts gave the audience a good idea of the brilliance of Bates's score and the general excitement in store. (more...)

Park Slope Tragedy: Free MACBETH Comes to Brooklyn for Five Nights,
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

???????Now celebrating its 5th year presenting free Shakespeare in the streets of Park Slope, South Brooklyn Shakespeare (SBS) has announced its 2017 production: Five FREE performances of Shakespeare's Macbeth in Park Slope, with opening night serving as the main event of Park Slope Fifth Avenue's Summer Stroll #2 performed on Fifth Avenue at 18th Street (7/29), plus four performances staged outside The Old Stone House (8/2, 3, 4 & 5). (more...)

Review Roundup: Tantrum Theater's CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Tantrum Theater continues its second season with the moving Tony Award-nominated musical, 'Caroline, or Change,' running July 5-July 22. (more...)

Lifetime to Premiere All-New Special DANCE MOMS: ABBY TELLS ALL EXCLUSIVE, 7/25
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

After months of uncertainty, the fate of Abby Lee Miller has been sealed. This two-hour special, DANCE MOMS: ABBY TELLS ALL EXCLUSIVE, premieres on Tuesday, July 25 at 8pm ET/PT, and features Abby's final days of freedom as well as an exclusive sit-down interview with Jedediah Bila, co-host of ABC's 'The View' and television personality. (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES Is Exceptionally Entertaining, Bursting With Raw Energy!
by Robert Encila - Jul 18, 2017

Disney's Newsies is a Tony Award-winning musical derived from the motion picture of the same title. Produced for the first time in Manila, it has commanded the day's headlines and kept a viewing public abuzz with excitement. We can assume Disney's ubiquitous brand had preceded its product, given the film's relative failure to draw critical and commercial acclaim in the early '90s. Considering its cult following after the release of the home video, it makes sense to bring musical theater back to its logical milieu where live performance of a Broadway musical is unparalleled. This production has been every bit as advertised: it's electric, witty, and poignant. (more...)

United Photo Industries Brings THE FENCE Back to Brooklyn Bridge Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

United Photo Industries (UPI), the pioneering Brooklyn-based producer of public photography installations and events, will bring back one of its signature initiatives, THE FENCE, to Brooklyn Bridge Park. (more...)

Chico's Angels Return to Los Angeles This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The hot tamale trio, Chico's Angels, return this fall to the theater stage with their musical-play, Chicas are 4Ever!    The show runs August 24  through September 3, 2017 at the Cavern Club Theater inside Casita Del Campo Restaurant (1920 Hyperion Ave, Silverlake, CA 90027).  Tickets now on sale at: www.chicosangels.com (more...)

BWW Interview: Bohemia Group CEO Susan Ferris Discusses Talent Management, Entertainment Industry And More!
by Andrew Burrill - Jul 18, 2017

An exclusive interview with Susan Ferris, the CEO of the Bohemia Group, an International Management Group, representing talent across the entertainment landscape, including a number of musicians and acting talent. (more...)

New Musical SCIENCE FAIR to Bring Ingenuity, High School Drama to Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

SCIENCE FAIR: A GAME CHANGING NEW MUSICAL will make its New York debut at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row on July 27th. (more...)

Photo Flash: SATIN, RAIN AND MARIGOLDS Comes to Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity maintained a thriving intern program for its 2017 Summer Festivity. At the culmination of the festival, the interns become members of the season, presenting a play written, produced and performed by them and performed as part of the festival. (more...)

Cedric Gervais & Laurent Simeca Remix 'Somebody New'
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Grammy Award winning DJ/Producer, Cedric Gervais has teamed up with house legend Laurent Simeca to reveal the newest remix of “Somebody New” out now via Island Records. (more...)

Hyte Returns for Amsterdam Dance Event 2017 w/ Loco Dice & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Global party brand HYTE returns to Amsterdam for the fourth consecutive year of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) warehouse parties. Fr (more...)

Willie Watson's 'Folksinger Vol. 2' Out On Acony Records This September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Willie Watson's anticipated new solo album, Folksinger Vol. 2, will be released September 15 on Acony Records and is now available for pre-order here. (more...)

BWW Review: The Bronx is Up – and Dancing to Hip Hop – in CATF's WELCOME TO FEAR CITY
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 15, 2017

Welcome to Fear City, premiering at the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, WV, shambles along amiably, looking as if it has no more greater object than to be a loose black family dramedy set forty years ago. That is, until it dawns on you that the play's ambition is to be nothing less than a snapshot of a time and place where a lot of things happened, and one vitally important thing, hip hop, came into being. (more...)

Janet Ulrich Brooks Crowned Queen for Chicago Premiere of THE AUDIENCE at TimeLine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

TimeLine Theatre Company announces the first production of its 2017-2018 season-the Chicago premiere of THE AUDIENCE by Peter Morgan, directed by TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling, and featuring TimeLine Company Member Janet Ulrich Brooks in the central role of Queen Elizabeth II, August 24 - November 12, 2017 (previews August 16 - 23) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the New Kings of Cocaine: NARCOS Season Three
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Agent Peña, how much do you know about the Cali Cartel?' In a post-Pablo Escobar world, those final words spoken in the last season of the Netflix original series NARCOS foreshadow the upcoming season's pivot into the corrupt, powerful, and wildly profitable world of Colombia's Cali Cartel (more...)

Review Roundup: GUYS AND DOLLS Rocks the Boat at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Guys and Dolls tops Entertainment Weekly's list of the Greatest Musicals of All Time, and for good reason: it's everything we love in musical theatre. Now fast-rising director/choreographer Josh Rhodes returns to the Globe to direct our first-ever production of this Broadway masterpiece. Nathan Detroit needs some serious dough to keep his 'oldest established permanent floating crap game' going. He's also got his hands full with his marriage-minded girlfriend Adelaide. But when Nathan makes a bet with high-roller Sky Masterson, his problems appear to be solved. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Maddy Anholt
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 14, 2017

BWW speaks to Maddy Anholt about her 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Herselves. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kayla Asbell Talks DEATH OF A SALESMAN and Why It's Still Timely
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 14, 2017

A re-imagined production of the iconic Arthur Miller play Death of a Salesman is coming to BAM July 14-23! Kayla Asbell, who plays Linda in this production, recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about her experiences with the show and with Theater Mitu in general, and why she thinks this piece is still timely today. Check out the full interview! (more...)

Jonas Blue Releases Debut Compilation Album 'Electronic Nature - The Mix 2017'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The UK's biggest global breakthrough act, Jonas Blue, reveals his debut compilation album 'Electronic Nature - The Mix 2017'. (more...)

Dolly Parton's Smash Hit Musical 9 TO 5 Comes to Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the hilarious 9 to 5 The Musical, featuring a score by country music legend Dolly Parton. Based on the beloved hit movie, this office place comedy comes to the round stage for the first time in Music Circus history. Performances of 9 to 5 are Tuesday, July 25 through Sunday, July 30th at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Lighting Designer Chao-Yu Tsai Wins Silver at World Stage Design for UCSD's RHINOCEROS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance MFA Lighting Design alumni (2017) Chao-Yu Tsai won Silver at the World Stage Design in Taipei for his lighting design of UCSD's 2015 production of Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros. (more...)

GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE Returns to Bravo for Season Two, 8/17
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Bravo Media's first original scripted series GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE, from Universal Cable Productions (UCP), returns for season four on Thursday, August 17 at 10 pm ET/PT. Created and executive produced by Marti Noxon, the series follows Abby McCarthy (Lisa Edelstein) as she continues to solidify her single status post-divorce with the help and hijinks of her girlfriends, Phoebe (Beau Garrett), Jo (Alanna Ubach), Delia (Necar Zadegan) and Barbara (Retta). (more...)

BWW Review: You Should Visit BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 12, 2017

The virtue of Byhalia, Mississippi lies precisely in its modesty. It prescribes no rules, apart from loving one another and telling the truth, for getting through a marital and race-inflected social crisis in a small town; it simply shows how one not-overwhelmingly admirable couple does it. And at that, the true secret here may just be the jokes. Those, and the blackout line at the very end of the play, which just may bring a lump to the throat. (more...)

Production Wraps on HUSTLE DOWN, Starring Tom Sizemore and Bai Ling
by Movies News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Production has just wrapped in Baja, Mexico on ULTRAMEDIA's latest film, HUSTLE DOWN, a collaboration with Badhouse Studios (more...)

BWW Review: Girl Friday Productions Returns with their Biennial Production - the Smart, Funny, and Sobering IDIOT'S DELIGHT
by Jill Schafer - Jul 11, 2017

IDIOT'S DELIGHT is one of those deceptive plays that makes you think it's a light and fun romp through the past, until you begin to see the seriousness behind the beautiful clothes and pretty music. WWI vet Robert E. Sherwood's play premiered in 1936 and is eerily prescient about the impending war in Europe. Or maybe not; maybe it was obvious at the time that the world was heading to another Great War, only 20 years after the first one. But even now, 80 years after it was written, the themes of nationalism, loyalty, changing borders, and a great sadness at the cost of war on all sides ring true. This one left me feeling a little depressed, but with much to contemplate, and also thoroughly entertained, as always, by Girl Friday Productions' biennial contribution to the #TCTheater world. Girl Friday specializes in 'larger scale American plays of exceptional literary merit that are less frequently produced today,' and IDIOT'S DELIGHT is indeed a delight, but one that is most certainly not for idiots. (more...)

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS and More Playing This Week at The New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Theatre company are back at The New Theatre with their brand new production, Absolute Beginners by Diane Crotty. This bittersweet comedy runs for two weeks only so book in soon to avoid disappointment. For further details, see below. (more...)

BWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY: Woody Allen's Roaring Twenties
by Nancy Grossman - Jul 11, 2017

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY brings Woody Allen's New Yorker sensibility to the seaside community of Ogunquit, Maine, along with a coterie of thugs, hoofers, show people, and one adorable pug. Based on Allen's and co-writer Douglas McGrath's 1994 film of the same name, the musical incorporates old songs from the 1920s to ground the madcap action in the era of prohibition, when bathtub gin and gangsters with pistols and fedoras were equally prevalent. Jeff Whiting recreates Susan Stroman's original direction and outstanding choreography, and the amazing ensemble dancers tilt and whirl with foot-stomping abandon that resonates through the Ogunquit Playhouse. (more...)

Photo Flash: American Blues Theater presents the Chicago Premiere of BEAUTY'S DAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

American Blues Theater opens its 2017-2018 Season with the Chicago Premiere of Beauty's Daughter by Dael Orlandersmith, directed by Ron OJ Parson, and Artistic Affiliate Wandachristine. Beauty's Daughter runs July 7 - August 5, 2017 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.   (more...)

Scoop: STEVE HARVEY'S FUNDERDOME on ABC - Sunday, July 30, 2017
by - Jul 10, 2017

Get all the scoop on STEVE HARVEY'S FUNDERDOME, airing on ABC on Sunday, July 30, 2017! (more...)

SHOWTIME to Air Television Premiere of BABY DRIVER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

SHOWTIME has acquired the television rights to the critically acclaimed film BABY DRIVER. The film recently opened to both rave reviews and successful box office in both the U.S. and abroad. Showtime Networks' subscribers will be able to watch the film during its premium television window in 2018 across all platforms including on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND, SHOWTIME ANYTIME and the SHOWTIME stand-alone streaming service, and as an add-on through select television providers. BABY DRIVER will debut across all SHOWTIME platforms, joining the network's diverse slate of films including Bridge of Spies, Snowden, Hell or High Water, Bad Moms, Patriots Day, The Edge of Seventeen, The Light Between Oceans and The Girl on the Train. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Signs on for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced that Sarah Uriarte Berry, Philip Boykin, and Jonathan Groff will complete the cast for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

BWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Steve Feeney - Jul 10, 2017

It seems, even mobsters don't like to spend all their summer in the city heat. This July, a talented gang of old-school ruffians has taken over the Ogunquit Playhouse. (more...)

Dog Days Theatre Continues with DOUBLE INDEMNITY on 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training's inaugural season of Dog Days Theatre continues with DOUBLE INDEMNITY, David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright's stage adaptation of James M. Cain's titillating crime novel that inspired the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated film noir of the same name. Dog Days Theatre is a new theater project offering smart, contemporary works just light enough for the dog days of summer, featuring two plays mounted in the Cook Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, using professional actors, directors and designers from the community and around the country along with the talents of the Conservatory's graduate students. Directed by FSU/Asolo Conservatory Director Greg Leaming and Jesse Jou,  DOUBLE INDEMNITY previews August 8 and 9, opens August 10 and runs through August 27.  (more...)

Just Kiddin Remixes Cedric Gervais' Latest Single 'Somebody New' ft. Liza Owen
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Grammy Award winning DJ, producer and label Boss, Cedric Gervais, reveals his newest remix of 'Somebody New' featuring Liza Owen, by the skillful electronic duo Just Kiddin, out now via Island Records. (more...)

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