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BWW Review: 24th Street Theatre's HANSEL AND GRETEL BLUEGRASS Is Artful Storytelling
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 31, 2016

24th Street Theatre takes on the Brothers Grimm in its latest world premiere Hansel & Gretel Bluegrass by Bryan Davidson, but forget the fairy tale you think you know. This is no sanitized version of the story. The original, written in 1812, was a cautionary tale, bleak in its portrayal of a time when it was commonplace for impoverished families to abandon their children for lack of food and resources. The thought was that they would somehow find a way to survive and maybe even be better off on their own. It's a heartbreaking decision for any parent to make and, unfortunately, one that families in dire circumstances around the world still face today. (more...)

The Oh Hellos' Christmas Extravaganza Coming to Music Hall of Williamsburg This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Celebrate the holidays with The Oh Hellos! The Brother and Sister band will bring their first annual "Christmas Extravaganza" to Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 15. ??????? (more...)

BWW Interview: William A. Williams is Obsessed with LIZARD BOY
by E.H. Reiter - Oct 28, 2016

LIZARD BOY is a comic book inspired musical that is taking San Diego by storm. So in honor of this musical, here are a few fun questions with William A. Williams about theatre, comic books, and his character. (more...)

The Carpenters' Touring Show MERRY CHRISTMAS DARLING Sets Holiday Dates
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters' Christmas, the special holiday version of We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered,the definitive celebration of the seminal Brother and Sister duo the Carpenters in words and music, is set for a number of performances during winter months. Based around the Carpenters' iconic Christmas albums, Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters' Christmas begins its holiday run with a performance at Zwermann Arts Center Theater, Lincoln Trail College, Robinson, Illinois on November 17. (more...)

See E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL as You've Never Seen It Before
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the story of a little, lost alien and the boy who befriends him, was an immediate blockbuster when it was released in 1982. (more...)

The Oh Hellos 'Christmas Extravaganza' Tour Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Celebrate the holidays with The Oh Hellos! The Brother and Sister band have confirmed the first annual “Christmas Extravaganza,” kicking off December 6 in their hometown of Austin, TX. (more...)

La Pêche 'Bright and Bending' EP Out TODAY,
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Having spent decades in groups spanning genres, Brooklyn quintet La Pêche have assembled to become your new favorite band with their latest EP Bright and Bending. (more...)

La Peche's New 'Bright and Bending' EP Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Having spent decades in groups spanning genres, Brooklyn quintet La Peche have assembled to become your new favorite band with their upcoming EP Bright and Bending. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Andrea Goss of Roundabout Theatre Company's Production of CABARET
by Kathy Strain - Oct 20, 2016

CABARET is a classic musical with a cast of characters that can only be explained by seeing the show firsthand. Originally based on the story by the Christopher Isherwood novel, Goodbye to Berlin, CABARET'S music is written by the multi-talented team of John Kander and Fred Ebb. As part of the 50th Anniversary Season, the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of CABARET is traveling North America. Andrea Goss currently plays the role of Sally Bowles and she shared with BWW her life experiences and how she prepared to play the role. (more...)

The Round Barn Theatre to Present THE MIRACLE WORKER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Few stories are as timeless or reveal the courage and resilience of the human spirit as The Miracle Worker.  Follow the story of young Helen Keller, deaf and blind since infancy, as she finds her way into the world of knowledge and understanding with the help of Annie Sullivan, her gifted tutor.  In some of the most turbulent and emotion-packed scenes ever presented on the stage, Helen overcomes rage and confusion to triumph over her physical disabilities.  (more...)

C.A.R. installs 2017 Leadership team
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

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Columbus Children's Theatre to Present THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Columbus Children's Theatre will present The Best Christmas Pageant Ever November 25 - December 18 at Park Street Theatre located at 512 Park Street. Written by Barbara Robinson This production is directed by William Goldsmith. (more...)

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Comes to Central Mountain Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Anne of Green Gables, the timeless tale of the orphan Anne Shirley, will come to life on the Central Mountain Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: BLOODLETTING Returns in January to Atwater Village Theater Following Sold-out Run
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Playwrights' Arena's world premiere Ovation Recommended production of BLOODLETTING by Boni B. Alvarez, which sold out its initial five week run in November, returns to the Atwater Village Theater in January for only 4 weeks starting January 7th to January 29th. (more...)

Kate & Mim-Mim, Slugterra, and L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables Awarded the 2016 Shaw Rocket Prize
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

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ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Comes to Central Mountain Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Anne of Green Gables, the timeless tale of the orphan Anne Shirley, will come to life on the Central Mountain Stage. (more...)

New Children's Book 'A Trip To The Country' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

In her new storybook, 'A Trip to the Country: Nature in Rhyme' (published by AuthorHouse), Elizabeth Eugenia I. Kapp encourages children to learn about nature. A heady mix of vibrant illustrations and a catchy rhyming narrative, this is a treasure trove of insights on the wonderful workings of nature and science from rain to the pull of gravity. (more...)

Beth Leavel, Jared Zirilli & More Will Take Part in CAPONE Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Caiola Productions is pleased to announce a private reading of the new musical CAPONE. CAPONE stars Danny Aiello with book, music and lyrics by Robert Mitchell and directed by Alexander Dinelaris. The reading will be this Friday, November 18th. (more...)

New Immersive Show PIP'S ISLAND to Make World Premiere in NYC This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Producers of Pip's Island, the brand new, wholly immersive and groundbreaking theatrical event for all audiences, will kick off this Saturday, November 12 for a strictly limited engagement through January 8, 2017 at Skylight Modern (537 West 27th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues). (more...)

Foot Locker Announces 'Five Borough Challenge' Team to Support Sponsorship of the TCS New York City Marathon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), the New York-based specialty athletic retailer, announced today the roster of team members for its annual 'Foot Locker Five Borough Challenge.' Comprised of five local runners who have each overcome significant personal challenges, the team will run the first 13 miles of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon together on Sunday, Nov. 6. Foot Locker will unite these five runners one from each borough of New York City for the unique race within a race to honor their inspiring stories and achievements. (more...)

Treat Williams and Stephen Adly Guirgis Join Tim and Tyne Daly for Dorset Theatre Festival's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival is proud to announce its 40th Anniversary Season, featuring the World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Downstairs (June 22 - July 8), directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt; the Regional Premiere of Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery by Ken Ludwig (July 13 - 29), directed by Jen Wineman; the Regional Premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez (August 3 - 19), directed by Stephen Brackett; and the Regional Revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo (August 24 - September 2), directed by John Gould Rubin. (more...)

SARAH SINGS A LOVE STORY Opens this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Crossroads Theatre Company's more than two-decade run at 7 Livingston Ave. comes to an end this month with the world premiere of Stephanie Berry's Sarah Sings a Love Story, a musical play that weaves the life and music of the great Sarah Vaughan through the enduring romance of two devoted fans. T (more...)

Rosalie Contino's Memories Of Schizophrenic Brother Released In AS LIFE GOES ON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Not many often get the chance to be close to a loved one during a difficult period in life. More often, they slip away in the blink of an eye. In Rosalie Contino's new book entitled “As Life Goes On: Lessons One Doesn't Want to Have to Learn,” readers will learn the value of a sibling relationship. (more...)

Talking Band's THE ROOM SINGS to Open Next Week at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

A room in a country house sings of those who have lived there over a span of seventy years. Performed with striking theatricality by the OBIE-award winning Talking Band, The Room Sings, uses an array of genres to tell the stories of four interlocking sets of people. As their individual stories unfold they intertwine and illuminate each other. (more...)

BWW Review: KICKED IN THE SH*TTER, The Hope Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Mar 24, 2017

Leon Fleming tackles mental issues, family, poverty, struggle, and hope in his new play Kicked in the Sh*tter. Her (Helen Budge) and Him (James Clay) - Brother and Sister with an unprivileged upbringing of poverty - show what it means to live in a constant state of instability caused by depression and anxiety, in a place where everyone seems to be against them. It is through their eyes that Fleming's audiences see the actual overwhelming despair that comes when everything becomes too much to handle, and the play becomes a relevant, valid depiction of mental illnesses told in sincerity and with a no-nonsense attitude. (more...)

New Dance Alliance Announces 31st Annual Mix Festival, 6/8-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

New Dance Alliance is pleased to announce the lineup for the 31st annual Performance Mix Festival. “The most elaborate festival of the unpredictable” (The New York Times), the 2017 festival will feature works by 20 local and international dance artists, as well as Performance Mix's annual community breakfast, a dance party, and more. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mackenzie Messick and Steven Reddington of STATE FAIR
by Justin Cole Adams - Mar 23, 2017

The leads from STATE FAIR at Agape Players talk about the show and about the creative process. (more...)

LOVE CHILD Actress Records Theme Song to New Australian Film MY PET DINOSAUR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

???????Little Monster Productions today announced the upcoming release of the title track to the upcoming family film, My Pet Dinosaur.  (more...)

BWW Review: PROJECT POLUNIN, Sadler's Wells
by Vikki Broad - Mar 15, 2017

One will rarely see Sadler's Wells brimming with more anticipation than at the premiere of a Sergei Polunin triple bill. Fans will always flock to see the Ukrainian star alongside his real-life partner, Royal Ballet Principal Natalia Osipova. However, Project Polunin feels sadly like the vanity project some feared it would be. (more...)

BWW Interview: "Catch a Rising Star" Kimberly Suskind from JOHN AND JEN
by Pati Buehler - Mar 14, 2017

This two person musical about a Brother and Sister both warms and breaks hearts. (more...)

Kid Magicians from AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Come to Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Brother and Sister magic act that had the nation rooting for them on America's Got Talent will be appearing at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center in January. (more...)

Apocalyptic Fantasy WE ARE THE FLESH Begins Theatrical Rollout This Month
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Arrow Films has announced the January 2017 theatrical rollout of Emiliano Rocha Minter's WE ARE THE FLESH. (more...)

Scoop: AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO on ABC - Sunday, February 12, 2017
by - Jan 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO, airing on ABC on Sunday, February 12, 2017! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Playhouse 1960's Second Annual Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Eleven original short plays written by local playwrights! In one night you can get a glimpse, amongst other things, into Shakespeare's mind, a touching father-daughter moment before she walks down the aisle, a spelling bee gone awry, a cruise to an unusual destination and chickens! Scroll down for a look at Playhouse 1960's Second Annual Short Play Festival (SPF)! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Adult Drama OTHER DESERT CITIES at the Old Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Other Desert Cities runs now through February 12, 2017 at the Old Opera House in Charles Town. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Sneak Peek - Stephen Bishop Shares Advice From Denzel Washington on THE REAL
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Actor Stephen Bishop stops by to drop Imposters spoilers and share the advice he received early in his career from Denzel Washington. (more...)

Dana B. Alber Releases 'Some True Facts on the Easter Bunny with Colored Eggs and Baskets'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Dana B. Albert, a wife, mother, grandmother, educator, traveler, outdoors and exercise enthusiast, devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'Some True Facts on the Easter Bunny with Colored Eggs and Baskets': a vibrant work about a Brother and Sister who create a colorful way to catch rabbits during the winter season. (more...)

Cutting-Edge Plays Set for Third Year of NJPAC Stage Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), in partnership with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, welcomes NJPAC Stage Exchange back for its third year. Cutting-edge play development meets insightful community dialogue at Stage Exchange, a collaboration of three professional New Jersey theaters and a talented trio of Garden State playwrights. (more...)

Daly Siblings to Make First Stage Appearance in DOWNSTAIRS at Dorset Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival opens its 40th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Downstairs, starring Brother and Sister Tim Daly and Tyne Daly, who will be appearing together for the first time on the stage.  (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, February 11, 2017
by - Feb 2, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, February 11, 2017! (more...)

Talking Band's THE ROOM SINGS to Tell Intertwining Stories at La MaMa This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

A room in a country house sings of those who have lived there over a span of seventy years. Performed with striking theatricality by the OBIE-award winning Talking Band, The Room Sings, uses an array of genres to tell the stories of four interlocking sets of people. As their individual stories unfold they intertwine and illuminate each other. (more...)

Exclusive Video: Multiple Award-Nominated Team Behind West End Hit SID Return with KICKED IN THE SH*TTER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 17, 2017

Depression. Sanctions. Anxiety. Self harm. Back to work. Substance Abuse. JSA. AA. ESA. FA. PIP. It's grim out there. It's grim everywhere. (more...)

RUTHLESS!, SUPERIOR DONUTS and More Set for Olathe Civic Theatre Association's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA) announces its exciting 2017-2018 season of five diverse shows, which will kick off September 15, 2017. (more...)

Joy Colvard Releases IT'S ALWAYS BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Joy Colvard, a dedicated author, has completed her new book 'It's Always Been You': is a teenage love story with all of the archetypes and plot twists that a fan of romance novels could ask for. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lexi Rabadi, Matt Farcher, James Patterson, Charis Leos of DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Fulton Theatre
by Christy Brooks - Dec 6, 2016

Fulton Theatre's current production, DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, due to popular demand, is being held over until January 7, 2017. The storyline is one that reminds each of us to value, above all else, one's inner strength and beauty. Through exquisite swirls of colorful costumes and melodic trills of voice, this production is a feast for the soul and enlightenment for the spirit. (more...)

Dick Coolidge Releases WHAT'S NEXT, LORD?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

F. Lee Lawrence, a close friend of Dick Coolidge, has published the memoir of this dedicated pastor, 'What's Next, Lord?': a gripping and potent story that depicts the compassion, faith and struggles of one married couple as they strive to serve the Lord. (more...)

'LONG TIME NO SEE' Interactive Exhibition Launches in Hong Kong
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

HONG KONG, Dec. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ PMQ turns the spotlight upon Central Hong Kong with the launch of an interactive exhibition titled 'LONG TIME NO SEE: A Virtual Encounter with Neighbourly Nostalgia'. The exhibition celebrates the blend of culture, architecture and lifestyle that is unique to 'Old Hong Kong', and in particular, the community that lived in the former police married quarters. (more...)

Apocalyptic Fantasy WE ARE THE FLESH Expands to NYC, Announces Additional Screens
by Movies News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Arrow Films has announced the January 2017 theatrical rollout of Emiliano Rocha Minter's WE ARE THE FLESH. (more...)

Apocalyptic Fantasy WE ARE THE FLESH Opens in Los Angeles 1/13
by Movies News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Arrow Films has announced the January 2017 theatrical rollout of Emiliano Rocha Minter's WE ARE THE FLESH . (more...)

GUEST BLOG: Playwright Paul Sirett On Adapting SINBAD THE SAILOR
by Guest Blog: Paul Sirett - Dec 12, 2016

What do you think of when you hear the title Sinbad the Sailor? A sailing ship? Pirates? Scimitars? Monkeys? Treasure? Adventure? Slippers with pointy toes? Voluminous breeches? Earrings? (more...)

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