BWW Dance Review: DANCEAFRICA SENEGAL Program Brings Color and Poignancy to BAM
by Melanie Votaw - May 31, 2016

BWW Review: DANCEAFRICA 2016 Brings Color and Poignancy to BAM with SENEGAL: DOORS OF ANCIENT FUTURES (more...)

New Theatre, Playwrights Local 4181, to Produce Local Writers' Scripts
by Roy Berko - May 31, 2016

Purpose is to develop "a playwrights' center," which means they will "develop  plays (and playwrights), produce plays, and otherwise provide our dramatists with a long-needed home."  (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/30/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com for 5/22/2016 - 5/29/2016
by BWW - May 29, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com from 5/22/2016 - 5/29/2016. (more...)

BWW Flashback: TUCK EVERLASTING Concludes Broadway Run Today
by BWW Special Coverage - May 29, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING plays its final performance today, Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 7:30pm after playing 28 previews and 39 regular performances at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th St.).TUCK EVERLASTING began previews March 31 and officially opened on April 26, 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at TUCK EVERLASTING's journey on Broadway! (more...)

BWW Interview: All the Right Moves- Tony Nominee Andy Blankenbuehler Explains the Inspiration of His Revolutionary HAMILTON Choreography
by Nicole Rosky - May 28, 2016

Forget Alexander Hamilton. Andy Blankenbuehler is truly the man who's non-stop this theatre season. (more...)

Palisades Virtuosi Presents Like a Diamond in the Sky Concert on 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2016

The Palisades Virtuosi flute, clarinet and piano trio presents Like a Diamond in the Sky, the final concert of their 2015-2016 season on Friday, June 10 @ 8:00 PM at the George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation in the Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Pre-concert talk at 7:15 PM. (more...)

Josh Sharp Returning to Union Hall, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Josh Sharp (Vulture's 'Comics You Should Know', TimeOutNY 'Comic to Watch') returns to Union Hall for 'Josh Sharp Sings! Live! (A Comedy Show)', where he will do a half hour stand up set all inside of one long D'Angelo song. It's a comedy show with a live soundtrack, but also pretty much a one-man diversity showcase, so I guess come or you are a bigot? Please note: this show is str8-friendly. (more...)

Memorial Day Holiday Program Lineup Announced for MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy Release Debut LP 'Songs From The Garage' Today
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Today Jim Breuer has released his first musical full-length, Songs From The Garage, via Metal Blade Records. (more...)

NY Classical Theatre to Open 2016 Season in Central Park, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

New York Classical Theatre - New York City's ONLY all-free Off-Broadway theatre - will celebrate William Shakespeare's life and the 400th anniversary of his death with the company's 17th season featuring two of his most magical plays of romance - A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Winter's Tale. (more...)

Manhattan Luxury Market Continues to Lag, While Lower End Remains Competitive
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

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Tony Kushner, Michael Frayn and Beth Steel Announced for Hampstead Theatre Autumn Season
by Marianka Swain - May 27, 2016

The Hampstead Theatre has announced its Autumn season 2016 for the Main Stage. Leading off in September is the world premiere of Beth Steel's compelling new thriller LABYRINTH, directed by Anna Ledwich. (more...)

Justin Sayre's Debut Comedy Album THE GAY AGENDA Out on iTunes Today
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Acclaimed performer, writer and activist JUSTIN SAYRE - hailed as one the "Funniest People in Brooklyn" by Brooklyn Magazine and among "LA's 16 Most Talented LGBT Comics" by Frontiers Magazine - has released his debut comedy album The Gay Agenda today, Friday, May 27 in digital formats. (more...)

Joan Benedict Steiger to Present Reading and Book Signing of BROOKLYN BABY, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Joan Benedict Steiger will sign copies and do a reading of her autobiography Brooklyn Baby (A Hollywood insider's amazing journey through love, loss, and laughter) on Saturday, June 4th at 1:30-3:30 pm (Joan will do a reading from her book at 2:30 pm) at Room at the Beach, 3835 Cross Creek Rd #23, Malibu, CA 90265. The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. (more...)

SHOWBIZ AFTER HOURS WITH FRANK DILELLA, Maria Schneider Orchestra & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 6-12, featuring Maria Schnieder Orchestra, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Mari Koga Quintet, and more! (more...)

New York City's Public Beaches Open This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

?NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, announces that the City's 8 public beaches will open for the season this Saturday, May 28, and remain open through Labor Day Weekend.  Lifeguards will be on duty daily, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; swimming is unsafe and strictly prohibited at all other times. (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. & Babyface to Headline Kennedy Center's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

?The Kennedy Center today announced R&B singer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Broadway star Leslie Odom, Jr. will replace Michael Buble as the headline talent for its upcoming Spring Gala, How Sweet It Is: A Tribute to Marvin Gaye, on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Due to required vocal cord surgery, Buble has withdrawn from this performance. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for La Jolla Playhouse's THE LAST TIGER IN HAITI
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of The Last Tiger in Haiti, by UC San Diego MFA playwriting alumnus Jeff Augustin, directed by UC San Diego MFA directing alumnus Joshua Kahan Brody. A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Last Tiger in Haiti runs June 28 - July 24 (press opening: Friday, July 8 at 8:00pm). Tickets are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Outer Spaces Release Official Video for 'Born Enemy' via Brooklyn Vegan
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Baltimore, MD's Outer Spaces is releasing their new album, A Shedding Snake, today with Don Giovanni Records. (more...)

MICHAEL. AMY. WHITNEY. KAREN. KURT. Begins Next Week at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Duplex, the venerable Greenwich Village cabaret and piano bar, will present Michael. Amy. Whitney. Karen. Kurt., a new musical bio-drama about the life and music of Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, Karen Carpenter and Kurt Cobain.  (more...)

HBO Confirms Fall Debuts for WESTWORLD, DIVORCE, INSECURE and HIGH MAINTENANCE 
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

HBO has confirmed fall debuts for the new series WESTWORLD, DIVORCE, INSECURE and HIGH MAINTENANCE. (more...)

Museum of Arts and Design to Open EYE FOR DESIGN Exhibition, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Drawn from its own archive and that of the American Craft Council, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents Eye for Design, an exhibition that explores the unique graphic identity created by the Museum (then the Museum of Contemporary Crafts) in the 1960s and 1970s through its imaginatively designed exhibition catalogues and related ephemera. As the field of graphic design became increasingly corporate driven, the designers featured in this exhibition-including Emil Antonucci, John J. Reiss, Sam Richardson, and Linda Hinrichs-dared to break graphic conventions and captured the spirit of the Museum with hand-drawn illustrations, playful use of typography, vibrant color, fresh design, and inventive adaption of the catalogue form. (more...)

FORAGERS in Chelsea for Memorial Day Brunch
by Marina Kennedy - May 26, 2016

Foragers in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City will be serving a Memorial Day brunch on Monday, 5/30 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming and Lisa Fischer Set To Perform at Portland Ovations
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

Portland Ovations announced their 2016-17 season at Portland's Masonic Temple on Wednesday night to a crowd of just over 150 Members and guests at its Annual Preview Party. Attendees enjoyed food and cocktails before being treated to a special glimpse of the new season, composed of over 30 performances at five different venues, and opening with Tony and Emmy Award-winning chanteuse Kristin Chenoweth on September 29th at Merrill Auditorium. (more...)

Rooftop Films Sets 2016 Summer Series Free Events
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Rooftop Films has announced free movies for the summer of 2016. This year Rooftop will help produce over 30 free outdoor screenings, many of which are new, independent films that will screen as part of the 20th Annual Summer Series. Rooftop Films will also partner with multiple New York cultural institutions to screen new independent films along with classics and recent blockbuster hits. (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Tomé Cousin
by Barnett Serchuk - May 26, 2016

Tome Cousin is an interdisciplinary artist who has molded an award winning international career that includes collaboration and performance on Broadway, television, film, dance, theater, music, photography, and literature. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Dance History and Choreography and a Masters of Fine Art in New Media Art and Performance. He is an Associate Professor of Dance at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. (more...)

Folksbiene's 2nd Annual KULTURFEST Launches in June
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) presents KulturfestNYC, the international festival of Jewish performing arts, that attracted 50K+ attendees in one week in its June 2015 inaugural year, and this year returns for three months, from June 6 to August 29.  With over three-dozen separate events in venues across the city, the summer-long festival welcomes artists and groups from France, Romania, Japan, Israel, Russia and the U.S. (more...)

BWW Review: Irondale Ensemble Powers Through 4 Shakespeare Greats in 1599
by Charles Quittner - May 26, 2016

Irondale Ensemble's 1599 tackles one of William Shakespeare's finest years with incredibly acted hour long adaptations of Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like it, and Hamlet. (more...)

Colman Domingo Will Host Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Colman Domingo will host Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon on Thursday, June 30 from noon-2pm at The Gander (15 West 18th Street) in Manhattan. The event will feature the presentation of the 2016 Susan Stroman Directing Award to Lee Sunday Evans (D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER...). (more...)

Noisey Premieres Kino Kimino Debut LP ft. Members of Sonic Youth
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Kino Kimino is the brainchild of Kim Talon who plugged in with Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth to throw down the ten sweetly serrated, sometimes volatile, post-punk songs on debut album Bait Is for Sissies released June 3 (more...)

Nathan's Famous Offers 5¢ Hot Dogs to Celebrate 100th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Nathan's Famous, the original American hot dog that began on Coney Island in Brooklyn, and now sells hot dogs and other products throughout the nation and around the world, is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2016. As part of a series of special events and promotions in Coney Island and across the country, Nathan's will offer hot dogs for just 5 cents, the original 1916 Coney Island price, at the original Nathan's Famous store at the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues on Saturday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (limit two hot dogs per person). (more...)

80,000 Students Benefiting From Innovative STEM Education Projects
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

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BWW Preview: Take it Outdoors with AL FRESCO DINING in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - May 25, 2016

Check out our top 10 list for al fresco dining in New York City. There's something for everyone on our list. (more...)

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Named Official Charity Partner of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon, it was announced today by New York City Regional Chapter Manager, Kitty Silverman. The race will take place on Sunday, November 6, 2016. (more...)

Etsy Canada Announces Finalists for Etsy Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

TORONTO, ON – Artisanal drumroll, please… Etsy Canada has revealed the 60 finalists for the Etsy Awards, Canada's inaugural design competition in search of the nation's great creative and craft talent. Voting is now open at etsyawards.com/ca, and the public is invited to vote for their Community's Choice Award winner beginning now through June 6.   (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Leaves Performance Following Act One
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

It appears that perhaps the events of the last few days may have been just a bit too much, even for a fireball such as Erivo. The (more...)

Klahr Thorsen's SCREW YOUR COURAGE! (OR THE BLOODY CROWN!) to Play Greenside@Infirmary Street
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

In the 450th year of William Shakespeare's birth, Brooklyn based classical actress Klahr Thorsen shares her journey from child actress to the stage of the Globe Theatre as she awakens the Lady Macbeth within. Klahr Thorsen's solo show Screw Your Courage! (or The Bloody Crown!) is inspired by two defining events in her own life: A lifelong obsession with Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth and her own mother's mental illness. (more...)

New Jersey Surf Punks DentistDrop New Video for 'Meet You There (In Delaware)'
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Asbury Park natives Dentist brings out their beach pop raised on pop punk vibes just as the sunnier months approach. (more...)

FADE TO BLACK PLAY FESTIVAL Returns For Fourth Season at Queensbury Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

 Building on the success of previous years, the 'Fade to Black' Play Festival returns with a line-up of ten new short plays. The event will be held at Queensbury Theatre on June 16-18, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Brooklyn Decker Says Her Parents Are 'The Original Hipsters'
by - May 25, 2016

Sports Illustrated model and actress Brooklyn Decker stopped by last night's LATE SHOW and explaind that her intersting name was the idea of her parents, who she calls "the original hipsters." (more...)

First Wave of TEEN CHOICE 2016 Nominees Announced
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

TEEN CHOICE 2016 TM, the summer's hottest show is back with a brand new wave of nominees! (more...)

Elastic City to Present THE LAST WALKS, 7/7-27
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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Dialogue with Three Chords Concludes 5th Season with YOUR AEON HAS NOT EARNED OUR RESPECT Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) concludes their fifth season of producing new indie theatre in Greenwich Village this Thursday with YOUR AEON HAS NOT EARNED OUR RESPECT. Written by Stephen Gracia and directed by Michael LoPorto, It's the final installment in the year-long, serialized play, THE MAJOR ARCANA or THE FOOL'S JOURNEY. (more...)

DFA's Factory Floor Share New Track 'Dial Me In'; Announce New LP
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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Kristin Kontrol Announces Headline Tour in Support of Debut Album 'X-Communicate'
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Kristin Kontrol will kick off an East Coast tour on June 15 at BSP in Kingston, NY. After the short headline run, which will wrap up on June 22 at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn, NY, she'll be opening for Garbage. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Seasons at New King's Cross Temporary Theatre and in New York
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Artistic Director Josie Rourke and Executive Producer Kate Pakenham announce today that the Donmar Warehouse will launch two ambitious seasons of work in London's King's Cross and in New York. (more...)

THEATER TALK Welcomes SHUFFLE ALONG's Adrienne Warren, George C. Wolfe & Brandon Victor Dixon This Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

An all-new edition of THEATER TALK shines the spotlight on Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, nominated for 10 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) at the Music Box Theatre - librettist/director George C. Wolfe (nominated for Best Book and Best Director of a Musical), Adrienne Warren (nominated as Best Featured Actress in a Musical in dual roles as Gertrude Saunders and Florence Mills) and Brandon Victor Dixon (nominated as Best Featured Actor in a Musical as composer Eubie Blake).   (more...)

Breaking News: TUCK EVERLASTING to Close This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING will play its final performance on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 7:30pm after playing 28 previews and 39 regular performances at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th St.). TUCK EVERLASTING began previews March 31 and officially opened on April 26, 2016. (more...)

BalletCollective to Collaborate with Architects & Choreographers for October Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

BalletCollective's 2016 Season will further explore the company's unique collaborative process with world premiere works featuring two collaborations pairing architects Carlos Arnaiz and James Ramsey with composers Judd Greenstein and Ellis Ludwig-Leone respectively. Both works will be choreographed by BalletCollective director Troy Schumacher and will be premiered at NYU Skirball Center on October 27 and 28 featuring live music and an ensemble of eight dancers, including New York City Ballet's Harrison Coll, Rachel Hutsell Anthony Huxley, Lauren King, Isabella LaFreniere, Ashley Laracey, and Lauren Lovette.   (more...)

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