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Shakespeare by the Sea Announces Thrilling 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Shakespeare by the Sea announces productions, cast and creatives for its 20th Anniversary Season. Based at the gorgeous Pt. Fermin Park in San Pedro, and touring to twenty-three parks throughout Southern California, Shakespeare by the Sea is celebrating 20 years of fulfilling its mission to create theatrical experiences for audiences in culturally diverse communities to make theatre accessible to all. For this milestone anniversary, SBTS has selected two of Shakespeare's most popular and beloved plays, Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew. (more...)

RealEats Launches First Ever Sous-Vide Weekly Meal Subscription Service
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Imagine coming home to healthy, high-quality restaurant-style meals waiting in your fridge, ready to go. No, this isn't your typical meal delivery service - for the first time ever, RealEats is disrupting the meal-kit delivery industry by going where no service has gone before: "sous-vide" style cooking. (more...)

SHIRLEY AND ME, Jan Wallace Brings 'Shirley Valentine' Back to Sarasota in New Autobiographical Play
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

SaraSolo Productions, Inc. announces the first SaraSolo Encore from the 2017 SaraSolo Festival, actress/artist/writer Jan Wallace brings her sell-out hit, SHIRLEY AND ME, back to Sarasota for one Encore show only, on Friday June 9 at 8:00pm, at The Starlite Room, at 1001 Cocoanut Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236. (more...)

Storytelling for Enrichment Covered in No-Cost Online Course from CCEI
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017


BWW Review: DESIRE: Tennessee Williams in Others' Words
by Nancy Grossman - May 4, 2017

Zeitgeist Stage Company introduces new faces that meld into an impressive ensemble to convey the unusual and flawed characters from the mind of Williams and the pens of half a dozen eclectic playwrights in DESIRE: AN EVENING OF PLAYS BASED ON SIX SHORT STORIES BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS. A self-admitted aficionado of Williams, Director David J. Miller mixes and matches his cast to meet the challenge of portraying diverse personalities. (more...)

AT&T Performing Arts Center and Shakespeare Dallas Announce a Celebration of SONNETS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center and Shakespeare Dallas announced today the celebration of Sonnets, the final readings of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare and the conclusion of a five-year artistic collaboration with Shakespeare Dallas presenting all of William Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. Sonnets, will be hosted by well-known Shakespeare aficionado and comedian, William Sutton. (more...)

Immersive Mystery 'THE COOPING THEORY' Triples Playing Schedule in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

To accommodate increasing demand, 'The Cooping Theory: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe?' will triple its performance schedule beginning June 7. (more...)

East Van Opera Emerges with the Premiere of ALMA in an Operatic Revolution
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

A unique opera company dedicated to local and emerging artists is launching the world premiere of the feminist opera. (more...)

BWW Review: Visit PROVA PIZZABAR at Grand Central Station for Top Italian Fare
by Marina Kennedy - May 26, 2017

Delicious Italian food, some of the best pizza you'll find in the city, and a complete beverage program is now available in the Grand Central Station on the lower level dining concourse. Prova Pizzabar has recently opened to the delight of their customers. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces A New Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Come hear the music play! Palm Beach Dramaworks is pleased to announce the launching of its first-ever cabaret series, which will take place in the Perlberg Studio Theatre. The premiere event, which runs from June 9 - June 11, features local favorite Laura Hodos performing her acclaimed show, Julie and Mary and Ethel and Babs!, a program of songs associated with musical theatre legends Julie Andrews, Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, and Barbra Streisand. Selections include numbers from such shows as My Fair Lady, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Gypsy, and Funny Girl. Hodos will be accompanied by Paul Reekie at the piano. (more...)

theSpaceUK Announces its Programme for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

theSpaceUK is proud to announce the line-up for its 2017's Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme. This year will feature over 350 shows across 17 performance spaces - more than 100 more shows than any other Edinburgh Fringe producer - literally offering something to suit everyone, from new writing to classical music, hard-hitting productions about contemporary issues to dance training for the learning-disabled, and everything in between. theSpaceUK occupies an unparalleled position with its two central hubs on the Royal Mile and Nicholson Street/Hill Square. The former is enlarged this year with the return of theSpace on North Bridge (Carlton Hilton Hotel) after a two-year absence, presenting two very smart new spaces. (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...)

British Short THE ADVENTURES OF WOOLLYFOOT & FRIENDS to Debut at Dances with Kidz
by Movies News Desk - May 22, 2017

The British multi-award winning animation company Woolly Vision will present their new stop-motion animated short film 'The Adventures of Woollyfoot & Friends', an Official Selection in the 4th annual Dances with Kidz Festival, sponsored by the prestigious Dances With Films, on Saturday, June 10th at 3PM. (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...)

The Butterfly Club Presents Improv Cabaret FULLY MADE UP
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

In an off-broadway cabaret bar in NYC, INSERT NAME has performed on stage with the likes of INSERT IMPRESSIVE LIST OF FAMOUS PEOPLE. Her heartbreaking story of INSERT STORY has led her from INSERT PLACE to OTHER PLACE, leading her to ultimately experience EMOTION. (more...)

TRUE STORIES LIVE Celebrates with Sara Pascoe and Takes to the Road
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

True Stories Live is an intimate monthly storytelling evening at Norwich Arts Centre that has grown over the past year to become a sell out success. It celebrates it's first birthday on 14 May with a 'Best of' evening, in the main auditorium, featuring special guests including comedian/writer/actor Sara Pascoe and indie-folk legend Gavin Osborn, together with a selection of contributors from over the year. (more...)

Chicago Dancers United to Revive DANCE DIVAS 2017 Dance for Life Kickoff
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

After more than a decade, Chicago Dancers United (CDU) is reviving DANCE DIVAS as the kickoff party for Dance for Life Chicago 2017. (more...)

THE LION KING Tour Brings Spectacular Theatrical Magic to Civic Center
by Robert Barossi - May 14, 2017

Since the dawn of theater, even in it's most nascent forms, audiences have marveled at spectacular moments brought to life on stage. Throughout their history, plays and musicals have utilized the talents of theater artists and professionals to do what may have seemed impossible. Today, modern technology makes it possible to dig even deeper into our imaginations and bring to life what's found there. Few shows have excited and fulfilled our collective imagination the way The Lion King has and the touring production currently playing at the Civic Center remains as spectacular as ever. (more...)

BWW Review: ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN? Takes Its Text From Trump Cabinet Senate Confirmation Hearings
by Michael Dale - May 14, 2017

Visitors observing the United States Senate in session from the chamber galleries are instructed to refrain from applauding, booing or - perhaps most crucial - laughing at their public servants as they undergo official business. (more...)

2Faced Dance Company to Embark on New Autumn 2017 Tour OUTLANDS
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

2Faced Dance Company is one of the UK's leading dance organisations and under the artistic directorship of Tamsin Fitzgerald it presents OUTLANDS in autumn 2017. The brand new triple bill of contemporary dance showcases and celebrates some of the best up and coming female choreographers from India and the UK. (more...)

SHIRLEY AND ME Returns for Encore Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

SaraSolo Productions, Inc. announces the first SaraSolo Encore from the 2017 SaraSolo Festival. (more...)

Boomer Comedy Announces UNLIMITED Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Comedy legends from the 80's, 90's and 2000's, with hundreds of combined unforgettable and groundbreaking appearances on Carson, Letterman and Leno have joined forces to announce the first Boomer Comedy Unlimited tour. The legendary comedians on the tour include: Judy Tenuta, Carol Siskind, Lenny Clarke, Mark Schiff, Jake Johannsen, Ken Rogerson, John Caponera, Cathy Ladman, Bobby Slayton, Rocky LaPorte, and Dom Irrera with more names being added for additional shows. This tour will mark the first time these comics have headlined together. They are responsible for the original comedy boom 35 years ago and have inspired and shaped today's biggest names in comedy.   (more...)

Stagecrafters to Pull Back the Curtain with Reimagined JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Jesus Christ Superstar is a worldwide blockbuster that audiences have embraced for over 40 years. In its season finale, Stagecrafters offers a fresh perspective, reimagining the musical as played by a troupe of actors breaking into an abandoned theatre to re-enact the final days of Jesus Christ. All the while, the production illuminates the process of putting on a show, as audience members witness the actors' production coming together before their eyes. (more...)

Immersive Edgar Allan Poe Ghost Story 'THE COOPING THEORY' Plays Brooklyn Speakeasy
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Poseidon Theatre Company, led by director Aaron Salazar, is currently mounting an immersive ghost story as an all-evening experience in a Brooklyn cellar speakeasy. The show, 'The Cooping Theory: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe?' by Nate Suggs and Samantha Lacey, takes stage every Wednesday in the reconstructed former speakeasy underneath St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club, 345 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (between Havemeyer and Marcy).  (more...)

Father Misgivings Comes to Ocean State Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable, stadium-style theatre in Warwick, is proud to announce the return of Misgivings to Ocean State Theatre on Saturday, June 3, 2017. (more...)

San Francisco International Arts Festival Announces Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

SFIAF 2017 has announced its performance listings. The full Festival lineup with project descriptions is as follows (projects listed chronologically by discipline: dance, music, theatre/ performance art). An online calendar is available here. (more...)

National Theatre Wales Announces Next Productions Tackling The History Of Wales' Labour Movement
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

National Theatre Wales has today (Mon 1st May; International Workers' Day) announced projects that will focus on two totems of Wales' long history of collectivism and industry; the birth of the National Health Service, Brainchild of Tredegar-born Aneurin Bevan in 1948, and the Port Talbot steelworks. (more...)

BWW Preview: ELIZABETH CREE is a Tale from a New York Crypt Headed for Philadelphia Opera Festival
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 5, 2017

Fifteen compelling minutes of a new work doesn't always turn into an opera for all seasons, but a first-look at ELIZABETH CREE—Kevin Puts' and Mark Campbell's latest collaboration--came across with startling originality. Based on Peter Ackrolyd's Victorian-era tale set in London's dangerous Limehouse district, the handful of arias were presented at the Crypt Sessions concert series in northern Manhattan, prior to its world premiere at Opera Philadelphia. (more...)

Adam Davenport Releases 'My Return Address is You' Remix Album
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Adam Davenport released his debut single 'My Return Address is You' in January featuring vocals by Shanica Knowles. His follow-up EP, “My Return Address is You: The Remixes,' was released today (more...)

ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND to Open in China November 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Alice's Adventures Underground, an Immersive Theatre experience which is popular in the U.K., will start its first show in Shanghai as part of its Chinese version tour at the end of this year. (more...)

ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND to Open in China November 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Alice's Adventures Underground, an Immersive Theatre experience which is popular in the U.K., will start its first show in Shanghai as part of its Chinese version tour at the end of this year. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp Wraps Up It's Third Year- Volume One!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Jun 20, 2017

I just returned from Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp, my first. How did this happen? Well, it all happened in Kristin's Dressing Room, at the Lunt-Fontanne, when we were doing MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY. Her 'bootcamp' for young, aspiring performers had already had two seasons and she was looking to really 'change it up.' The rest is history, as they say, and 'I' can say, in all honesty, that it was one of the greatest experiences I have ever had and those 43 kids and a handful of young interns, are in our hearts... forever. (more...)

Magical Musical Tale To Unfold This Summer At Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Audiences can expect a magical theatrical experience when the revival of an award-winning musical has its Manchester premiere at the city's newest theatre. (more...)

BC Unidos Release Debut Single 'Bicycle' from Past Santigold Collaborators
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Today, brand new project BC Unidos have released their debut single titled 'Bicycle.' The track is released today via Sony Sweden, available everywhere now (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi and Karen Akers to Star in WE'LL TAKE A GLASS TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Tony Award winner Liliane Montevecchi headlines an all-star cast in in The Ziegfeld Society's We'll Take a Glass Together: The Songs of Wright & Forrest from MGM to Grand Hotel, the final event of The Ziegfeld Society's 2016-2017 season. The musical revue will be presented for one performance only, on Saturday, June 24th at 3:30 pm at Lang Concert Hall (69th Street between Park and Lexington). (more...)

MAGIC MONDAY Returns to Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Experience the thrill of magic and spellbinding illusions with a rotating cast of Master Magicians and Variety Acts every Monday at the Santa Monica Playhouse from May 1 through August 28. Created by the same team that brought you the theatrical smash hit Smoke and Mirrors, the weekly variety show MAGIC MONDAY began last summer at the Santa Monica playhouse and is back due to overwhelming audience response. (more...)

The Space Launches IMPROV INTERNATIONAL- A Tour-de-Force Workshop Beginning this July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Forget about rehearsals and no need to memorize a script, Vegas' premiere performance haven The Space introduces Improv International, a full-force workshop designed for everyone to learn the importance of thinking on their feet. Tailored not just for actors and performers but women and men from all walks of life, Improv International welcomes everyone to participate in this unique and life-changing workshop. Students will delve into the dynamics of improvisation such as ad-libbing, quick thinking, acting techniques, and characterizing actions to master and improve these practices both onstage and off. (more...)

The Worlds Quickest Theatre Festival Comes To WOLVERHAMPTON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Straight from the streets of Seattle, 14/48 WOLVERHAMPTON is landing at the Arena Theatre on June 16 and 17 and is set to showcase 14 plays over a 48-hour period. (more...)

Soulo Theatre's THE CLERGY PROJECT to Play The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with SOULO Theatre will present a one-night only performance of The Clergy Project, directed by Tracey Erin Smith, on Monday, July 17 at 8pm at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

Southern California's Premiere Music Festival By The Sea, The Malibu Guitar Festival, Kicks Off 3rd Annual Event
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Southern California's premiere music festival by the sea, The Malibu Guitar Festival, kicks-off its 3rd Annual event May 18 - May 21, featuring headliner Mick Fleetwood Blues Band; Jamtown featuring Donavon Frankenreiter, G. Love & Cisco Adler; Tommy Emmanuel and Hunter Hayes topping the bill on Main Festival Day Saturday May 20 at Malibu Village, presented by D 'Angelico Guitars. Early Bird tickets are currently available. Kids12 years old and under get in free. Purchase tickets here: (more...)

Cinematic Pop Album 'Prologue' Debuts at #2 on Billboard Classical Crossover Chart
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017


44th Annual BACH WEEK FESTIVAL to Feature Artist Debuts and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Chicago area's 44th annual Bach Week Festival, opening April 28 in Evanston, Ill., will feature festival debuts of local and visiting artists of international stature in concerts devoted to the music of the festival's namesake, German Baroque composer J. S. Bach. (more...)

Joshua Bell, Renee Fleming & Pilobolus to Launch 10th Annual World Science Festival in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The World Science Festival will culminate its groundbreaking first decade by bringing science to the crossroads of the world, Times Square, and to locations across New York City's five boroughs, with more than 50 events, May 30 - June 4, 2017. (more...)

All-Minority Orchestra, Chineke! Orchestra, to Make Snape Proms Debut, Aug. 29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Chineke! Foundation is pleased to announce that the Chineke! Orchestra will make its Snape Proms debut on 29 August under the baton of Kevin John Edusei, featuring soloists Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello, and Jeanine De Bique, soprano. (more...)

Scout Durwood Shares 'Take One Thing Off' Video; Album Out 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Actor, comedian and singer, there's not much Scout Durwood can't do. Starting as a story about a kid who wore a tiara to school everyday and learned her greatest quality was being different, Scout is ready to release her debut album, Take One Thing Off (more...)

Hong Kong Dance Company 2017-18 Season Opens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

This year, Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) opens a new chapter filled with cutting-edge performances and well-loved classics including romantic dance dramas, mindful theatre, family dance drama and a groundbreaking cross-cultural collaboration. (more...)

Book Tickets Now For THE TOXIC AVENGER - No Booking Fee!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Following a sold-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse, cult rock musical THE TOXIC AVENGER is transferring to the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited season this autumn. Book now from £19.50 (more...)

Darrin Yarbrough, Shure Thing Band Perform at Country Meets Rock Festivals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Darrin Yarbrough and Shure Thing Band bring their uniquely feel-good Countrified-Blues all the way from Ventura, Calif. to Buffalo Springs Lake where they'll perform at the Country Meets Rock Festivals, 9999 High Meadow Rd. (at Buffalo Springs Lake), Friday, May 12. Showtime: 6:00pm. (more...)

THE TOXIC AVENGER: THE MUSICAL to Transfer to Arts Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Following a sold-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse, when it received 6 Off West End Award nominations including Best Musical, acclaimed rock musical 'The Toxic Avenger The Musical' is to transfer to the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 10-week season from Thursday 28 September. (more...)

Malpaso, Lucky Plush, MOMIX, Ballet Hispanico and More Set for TITAS Presents' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The TITAS Presents season is another stunning collection of the world's most inspiring, innovative and intriguing dance companies. (more...)

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