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Young Playwrights Festival 2014 Set for 5/10 at Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

On Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre, six mid-Michigan high school students will be recognized as finalists in this year's Young Playwrights Festival. Each finalist's play will be directed and performed by MSU Department of Theatre students. The Saturday performance is free and open to the public with first come, first served seating. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. (more...)

MATT & BEN, EDITH CAN SHOOT THINGS AND HIT THEM & More Set for First Floor Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

First Floor Theater has announced its 2014/15 season, featuring one world premiere, one Chicago premiere and the return of its annual literary festival. (more...)

Derek Klena, Taylor Richardson & More Set for Little Theater, Big Dreams Benefit, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

The West Side YMCA's Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater will present its 4th annual benefit cabaret, Little Theater, Big Dreams on Monday May 12th at 7PM. The Off-Broadway hidden gem, located inside the historic West Side Y, will play host to powerful performances from Broadway's brightest up-and-coming stars alongside their own Kids Company, a group of young (6-14 year old) triple-threats-in-training. All proceeds will benefit the on-going youth theatre programs supported by the Y's Strong Kids Campaign. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Hudson Guild Theatre's A TIME TRAVELER'S TRIP TO NIAGRA
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

America-in-Play presents the premiere of A Time-Traveler's Trip to Niagra, Following the Bold Adventures and Strange Detours of an Unlikely Group of Travelers Across Time and America. Running through May 18 at the Hudson Guild Theatre (441 West 26th Street), this unique comedy interweaves two journeys up the Hudson River: one by bus in 2014 and one by steamboat in 1828. From upper class Brits taking a tour of the Early Republic to a modern Brother and Sister taking a bus ride upstate to trace their roots, the two trips converge at the iconic and spectacular Niagara Falls and aim to investigate the relationship between the American landscape and identity while exploring ties between past and future. A unique 'Dime Museum' exploring Americana and the play will be open 30 minutes before each performance. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Joseph Toltz, Opera Prometheus & Sydney Jewish Museum Present BRUNDIBÁR, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

The children's opera Brundibar was the most popular cultural activity and a powerful symbol of hope when performed by the Jewish people imprisoned in the Terezin Ghetto (Theresienstadt), in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. On August 14, the opera will be performed for the first time ever in Sydney, with a production at City Recital Hall which aims to introduce Sydney children to the joys of performing and experiencing opera, as well as introducing them to the lessons of the Holocaust. (more...)

Joseph Toltz and Opera Prometheus with Sydney Jewish Museum Present BRUNDIBÁR, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

The children's opera Brundiba?r was the most popular cultural activity and a powerful symbol of hope when performed by the Jewish people imprisoned in the Terezi?n Ghetto (Theresienstadt), in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. (more...)

City Theatre Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

The City Theatre Company will kick off the 2014 summer theatre season with William Shakespeare's wonderful romantic comedy Twelfth Night, or What You Will. Romance, wit, merriment, masquerades, and music make it perfect Austin summer fare. Guest director Ben McLemore leads the production with show dates May 30 - June 22, 2014 at City Theatre. (more...)

Terrence McNally's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART and Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY Set for Second Stage's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced two productions for its upcoming 36th season: the first New York production in 23 years of Terrence McNally's acclaimed play, LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART, directed by Peter DuBois, and the world premiere of Neil LaBute's dark comedy, THE WAY WE GET BY. (more...)

Peninsula Players Sets 2014 Acting Company
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, announces cast members for its 79th season, running June 17 through October 19, 2014. The mix of plays includes a world premiere comedy, a classic thriller, a frighteningly funny farce, the Midwest premiere of a Civil War drama and a musical featuring a music icon. (more...)

Hartford Stage's Tony-Winning Comedy 'VANYA AND SONIA' Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

For the final show of the its 50th Anniversary Season, Hartford Stage will present Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - the most popular play in America this year and the winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play - from today, May 22 to June 15. Maxwell Williams, Hartford Stage Associate Artistic Director, will direct this rollicking comedy by Christopher Durang (Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All to You, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, and Betty's Summer Vacation). (more...)

John Chatterton's Short Play Lab Series Concludes Current Season with 12 New Plays
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

John Chatterton's celebrated Short Play lab series concludes its current season with a dozen hot topics in two programs over one weekend. This weekend, Saturday & Sunday at Roy Arias Theaters will be the premiere a final set of 12 new short plays before beginning the festivities that is the 15th Anniversary Season of THE MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL. (more...)

David Rossetti, Taylor Richardson, Derek Klena and More Set for LITTLE THEATER, BIG DREAMS Benefit, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

The West Side YMCA's Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater will present its 4th annual benefit cabaret, Little Theater, Big Dreams on Monday May 12th at 7PM. The Off-Broadway hidden gem, located inside the historic West Side Y, will play host to powerful performances from Broadway's brightest up-and-coming stars alongside their own Kids Company, a group of young (6-14 year old) triple-threats-in-training. All proceeds will benefit the on-going youth theatre programs supported by the Y's Strong Kids Campaign. (more...)

Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Comes to City Theatre Company, 5/30-6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Orsino loves Olivia, but Olivia loves Cesario. Only, Cesario is really Viola, and Viola loves Orsino. Mistaken identity, unrequited love, gender bending, fools and bawdy revelry takes the stage in William Shakespeare's best-loved comedy, Twelfth Night, or What You Will, running May 30 to June 22 at City Theatre. (more...)

Young Playwrights Festival 2014 Set for Today at Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

Today, May 10, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre, six mid-Michigan high school students will be recognized as finalists in this year's Young Playwrights Festival. Each finalist's play will be directed and performed by MSU Department of Theatre students. The Today performance is free and open to the public with first come, first served seating. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. (more...)

Reinaldo Alvarez Releases New Children's Book
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

According to Wall Street Journal (WSJ), 'For years, imagination was thought of as a way for children to escape from reality, and once they reached a certain age, it was believed they would push fantasy aside and deal with the real world. But, increasingly, child-development experts are recognizing the importance of imagination and the role it plays in understanding reality.' Thus in this fascinating story offered to all kids out there, author Reinaldo Alvarez tells about two siblings who share the same goal - to make a difference as they try to better their lives and that of the people around them - all through their powerful imagination! (more...)

BWW Review: GOOD TELEVISION Channels Great Theater at Zeitgeist Stage Company
by Nancy Grossman - May 1, 2014

GOOD TELEVISION proves that live theater makes everything better, even reality television. First time playwright Rod McLachlan creates complex characters and focuses on their diverse motivations in this authentic take at Zeitgeist Stage Company. Artistic Director David J. Miller seamlessly directs an ensemble of eight actors who give fully-realized performances and bring us behind the scenes of a fictionalized intervention-style show. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for San Francisco (more...)

ABC Family Begins Production on Three Drama Pilots
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

ABC Family has begun production in Los Angeles on three drama series pilots: “Recovery Road,” “Stitchers” and “Unstrung.” (more...)

Angus & Julia Stone's Self Titled Album to be Released 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The new and captivating self-titled album from Angus & Julia may have never come to fruition if it wasn't for the legendary record producer Rick Rubin. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth Presents Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, 7/10-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

William Shakespeare's pastoral comedy, As You Like It, opens at Theater at Monmouth on Friday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. Set in the 1940s, As You Like It explores the ups and downs of love and courtship. Filled with mistaken identities and misplaced devotion, As You Like It lampoons the often puzzling, yet utterly gratifying, labor of love. (more...)

BWW Interview: 'Philly People Behind the Curtain' Choreographer/Director/Artist Dann Dunn
by Pati Buehler - Jun 30, 2014

If busy people get things done then Dann Dunn would be at the top of many theatrical lists. Dunn's creativity goes far beyond a choreographer. Here's a taste of what this award winning talented dancer/director/performer has been up to. (more...)


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Go BELOW DECK Aboard the Ohana for Season 2 on Bravo, Beg. 8/12
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Bravo Media returns to the high seas as season two of 'Below Deck' premieres on Tuesday, August 12 at 9p.m ET/PT. The series follows a group of crewmembers living and working aboard 'Ohana,' a 153' mega-yacht during the charter season in the British Virgin Islands and kicks off with a half-hour preview special airing on Sunday, July 27 at 10:30p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Michael Chernus, Tracee Chimo, America Ferrera & Austin Lysy Set to Lead Second Stage's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Currently celebrating its 35th Anniversary Season, Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced complete casting for its highly anticipated production of TERRENCE McNALLY's play, LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART. The company will feature MICHAEL CHERNUS (Obie Award winner for In the Wake), TRACEE CHIMO (Lortel Award winner for Bad Jews, 2ST Uptown's Bachelorette), AMERICA FERRERA (Emmy Award winner for "Ugly Betty") and AUSTIN LYSY (2ST's The Water's Edge). (more...)

HANSEL & GRETEL, THE ELVES & THE TOYMAKER and More Set for Studio East and StoryBook Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

For the 2014-2015 season, area families will enjoy more performance offerings for both Studio East and StoryBook Theater as well as a new venue for StoryBook Theater productions in Shoreline. Through their extensive after school performing arts training programs Studio East will now present seven student-performed productions (up from six in the 2013-2014 season). Studio East's adult-acted professional StoryBook Theater touring productions will add the Shoreline Conference Center to their list of Puget Sound area tour stops. StoryBook Theater, now in its 17th season, introduces audience members as young as three to the joys of live theatre. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jeffrey and Lia Cirio from the Boston Ballet
by Barnett Serchuk - Jun 23, 2014

The Boston Ballet will perform at The Koch Theater at Lincoln Center from June 25-29, 2014 for their first New York tour. This marks the final performances of the Company's 50th season, which launched at London's Coliseum Theatre in July, 2013. Nominated by The Critics' Circle National Dance Awards for 'Outstanding Company', Boston Ballet is internationally recognized for a commitment to classical, neo-classical and contemporary choreography. The Company consists of 56 dancers representing a total of 19 nationalities and will present six dynamic performances accompanied by the Boston Ballet Orchestra. Boston Ballet's programs showcase a century of ground-breaking choreography and the impressive range of this world-class institution as well as two New York premieres - Alexander Ekman's Cacti and a new work by Jose Martinez. Jeffrey and Lia Cirio are Brother and Sister and also principle dancers with the company. We spoke to them about their experiences with The Boston Ballet, their training, and coming to New York for the first time. For tickets to the Boston Ballet at The Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, please visit http://www.davidhkochtheater.com/moreinfoBB.html (more...)

Scoop: EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS on ABC - Tuesday, July 8, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 23, 2014

Get all the scoop on EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS, airing on ABC on Tuesday, July 8, 2014! (more...)

Governor's Award Presented to Peninsula Players Theater at Opening of its 79th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, was presented with the Governor's Award for Arts, Culture and Heritage June 17, the opening night of its 79th season at the world premiere of Sean Grennan's 'The Tin Woman.' This award is presented to a business or destination that showcases the arts, culture, or heritage for the enhancement and economic well-being of a community. (more...)

Meet the Playwright Sean Grennan of World Premiere of THE TIN WOMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, opens its 79th season June 17 with the world premiere comedy "The Tin Woman" by Sean Grennan. The Players premiered another of Grennan' s comedies "Making God Laugh" in 2011. (more...)

Summer Stages: Summer Picks in Connecticut
by Lauren Yarger - Jun 16, 2014

Connecticut's theater season heats up during the summer with regular and summer series offerings. Some of the top picks I am looking forward to: (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse Announces Entire Cast for 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Alexander Fraser, Robyn Goodman, Stephen Kocis, and Josh Fiedler announce complete casting for the remaining 2014 75th anniversary summer seaso (more...)

THE TIN WOMAN to Premiere at Peninsula Players, Begin. 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, opens its 79th season June 17 with the world premiere comedy "The Tin Woman" by Sean Grennan. The Players premiered another of Grennan' s comedies "Making God Laugh" in 2011. (more...)

Sangria Sunday Staged Readings Continue at Teatro Paraguas Studio, 7/13 & 27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

Teatro Paraguas will present two staged readings in July as part of the ongoing Sangria Sunday series: Welcome to Arroyo's by Kristoffer Diaz, and Yemaya's Belly, by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH NOEL, TWO SHOTS and More to Round Out Actors Theatre's 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Actors Theatre's first-ever No Sweat (For You) Summer Season heads into the final four weeks with two plays and three cabaret-style concerts surrounding the main productions of The Book Club Play (through Aug. 17) and The Cottage" (through Aug. 10) at Black Theatre Troupe, 1333 E. Washington St. in Phoenix. (more...)

VIDEO: Broods Perform 'Mother and Father' on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

New Zealand Brother and Sister duo Broods performed their hit single, 'Mother and Father' on last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

THIS MAY HURT A BIT to Transfer to St. James Theatre, Begin. 14 May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Max Stafford-Clark's acclaimed touring production of Stella Feehily's new NHS play THIS MAY HURT A BIT will transfer to London's St. James Theatre from Wednesday 14 May. Exploring the UK's best-loved and most fiercely debated institutions THIS MAY HURT A BIT was written and researched by Stella Feehily after her husband, director Max Stafford-Clark, suffered a major stroke in 2006. (more...)

CARBON AIRWAYS to Release 'You Walk Away' EP on 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Hot on the heels of their debut Coachella performance this month, the French Brother and Sister duo CARBON AIRWAYS will follow their U.S. debut EP Black Sun (released March 2) with a brand-new EP YOU WALK AWAY. Due outApril 22 on Cherrytree Records, the five-track release features new original music from the teenage electo-rock wunderkinds. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for San Francisco (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Orlando (more...)

E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL Comes to the Big Screen at CT's Warner Theater Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Tonight, April 4 at 7:30pm, the Warner Theatre will show E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial. Don't miss the chance to see this iconic film on the Warner's 50 foot screen! (more...)

MITF Continues Short Play Lab Series This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

The 15th anniversary of the Midtown International Theatre Festival continues. Spend this weekend with John Chatterton and his venerable midtown festival series. Saturday & Sunday at Roy Arias Theatres will be the premiere of 20 new short plays as part of the on-going celebrated Short Play Lab series this weekend, April 26 and 27. (more...)

Blanket Theatre to Bring TEA FOR TABITHA to Brighton Fringe Festival, 5/3-9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Blanket Theatre are bringing their fifth show Tea For Tabitha to Brighton Fringe Festival which will be performed for free at The Temple Bar as part of the Laughing Horse free festival line up from May 3rd -9th. (more...)

Disney XD Launches Popular GRAVITY FALLS App
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Disney XD is launching its 'Gravity Falls Mystery Shack Attack' tower defense strategy game app today on select Android devices in Google Play and Kindle Fire in the Amazon Appstore for $2.99. (more...)

MITF Continues Short Play Lab Series on 4/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The 15th anniversary of the Midtown International Theatre Festival continues. Spend this weekend with John Chatterton and his venerable midtown festival series. Saturday & Sunday at Roy Arias Theatres will be the premiere of 20 new short plays as part of the on-going celebrated Short Play Lab series on April 26 and 27. (more...)

MACBETH, COSI FAN TUTTE and More Set for University of Cincinnati CCM's 2014-15 Mainstage Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is pleased to announce initial details for the 2014-15 Mainstage Series of opera, musical theatre and drama productions. (more...)

Hartford Stage to Present Tony-Winning Comedy 'VANYA AND SONIA', 5/22-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

For the final show of the its 50th Anniversary Season, Hartford Stage will present Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - the most popular play in America this year and the winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play - from May 22 to June 15. Maxwell Williams, Hartford Stage Associate Artistic Director, will direct this rollicking comedy by Christopher Durang (Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All to You, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, and Betty's Summer Vacation). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Orlando (more...)

Seattle Repertory Theatre Announces 2014–2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre's full 2014-2015 season was announced today by Artistic Director Jerry Manning. The season is headlined by the first-ever presentation of Seattle writer Robert Schenkkan's striking meditation on power and morality in his two-part Lyndon B. Johnson plays, All the Way and The Great Society, in repertory format. (more...)

Firehouse Theatre Sets 21st Season: HAIR, WAIT UNTIL DARK & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Firehouse Theatre has announced Season 21, slated to be one of its most diverse and adventurous seasons yet. Season 21 will feature five remarkable offerings: A Tony and Drama Desk Award winning rock musical, a classic American thriller, a new American Christmas musical, a world premiere play, and an Obie Award winning Off-Broadway hit. (more...)

A TIME TRAVELER'S TRIP TO NIAGRA Premieres at Hudson Guild Theatre this May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

America-in-Play will present the premiere of A Time-Traveler's Trip to Niagra, Following the Bold Adventures and Strange Detours of an Unlikely Group of Travelers Across Time and America. Running May 3-18 at the Hudson Guild Theatre (441 West 26th Street), this unique comedy interweaves two journeys up the Hudson River: one by bus in 2014 and one by steamboat in 1828. From upper class Brits taking a tour of the Early Republic to a modern Brother and Sister taking a bus ride upstate to trace their roots, the two trips converge at the iconic and spectacular Niagara Falls and aim to investigate the relationship between the American landscape and identity while exploring ties between past and future. A unique 'Dime Museum' exploring Americana and the play will be open 30 minutes before each performance. (more...)

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