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HAMILTON, LOVE NEVER DIES and More Slated for Broadway at The Paramount's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The 2017/2018 KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount season brings another year of superb entertainment to The Paramount Theatre, with a roster of shows that spans the ages, featuring familiar titles and brand new productions. Seattle Theatre Group is proud to announce the Broadway Musical, Hamilton, will play its premiere Seattle engagement and anchor the 2017/2018 KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount season.  (more...)

Alzamend Neuro Announces TV Icon Willie Aames as International Spokesperson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Alzamend Neuro, Inc. (Alzamend or the "Company") announced today Willie Aames will serve as its International Spokesperson while joining the team as Creative Advisor. The Company stated that with its recent launch of its Regulation A+ Tier II Offering online at, it looks forward to the many contributions, inspiration and leadership that Aames will provide. (more...)

Kimmel Center And Bucks County Playhouse Announce New Partnership And Cultural Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Kimmel Center and Bucks County Playhouse have announced the creation of a new partnership designed to further the producing initiatives of both organizations and foster a cultural exchange of new works. (more...)

Kimmel Center to Launch Bucks County Playhouse Partnership with BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Kimmel Center and Bucks County Playhouse have announced the creation of a new partnership designed to further the producing initiatives of both organizations and foster a cultural exchange of new works. (more...)

BWW Review: Audiences at Crown City Theatre Are JUST WILD ABOUT HARRY
by Don Grigware - Jan 9, 2017

Think the zaniness of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest and Brandon Thomas' Charlie's Aunt and then those crazy American stage musical parodies like Little Mary Sunshine and The Boy Friend, and you've nailed the nonstop comical antics of  I'm Just Wild About Harry adapted by Gary Lamb and William A. Reilly at Crown City Theatre in NoHo. With slick direction and choreography from Lisaun Whittingham and a superior cast, this musical is perfect holiday entertainment. (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon Opens 'Golden Globes' with Musical Tribute to LA LA LAND
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

Host Jimmy Fallon opened the 2017 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS with an all-star tribute to LA LA LAND. (more...)

Douglas Morrisson Theatre to Show World Premiere of CHARLEY'S AUNT '66
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre 2016-2017 37th Season continues with the World Premiere of a wonderfully silly farce: CHARLEY'S AUNT '66, freely adapted by Scott Munson from Brandon Thomas' classicCharley's Aunt. CHARLEY'S AUNT '66 will have 15 performances, including one preview, February 9 through March 5, 2017, at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward, CA.  Tickets are $10-$29, and are available through the Box Office at (510) 881-6777 or online at (more...)

Kelly Bowlin & The Orphans to Release 'Are You Listening,' 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Kelly Bowlin And The Orphans today announced the January 13, 2017 release of Are You Listening, an 18-song compilation of their amazingly varied yet always rockin' songs. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli to Sing Johnny Mercer at Kitano Jazz This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

GABRIELLE STRAVELLI - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter called an 'outstanding singer' by The Wall Street Journal and 'hotter than the equator' by The Village Voice - will return with her concert celebrating the legendary songwriters Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael at Kitano Jazz (66 Park Avenue at 38th Street) on Saturday, January 7 with sets at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM. (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez to Return to St. Louis for MUNY MAGIC AT THE SHELDON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The upcoming spring 2017 production of Muny Magic at The Sheldon will welcome popular Muny artist, Nicholas Rodriguez back to St. Louis for March 29th and 30th. (more...)

Tom Brokaw to Narrate New Discovery Series RANCHER, FARMER, FISHERMAN
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Emmy(R) and Peabody Award-winning journalist Tom Brokaw will lend his voice to Discovery Channel's RANCHER, FARMER, FISHERMAN. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Back by popular demand, (re)discover theatre presents Fifty Shades of Shakespeare, now in its fourth year! An orgy of hilarious, powerful, and revealing explorations of gender roles, sexuality, kink, and relationships, all told through the bard's sexiest scenes… stripped down to 4 actors, 12 scenes and 23 roles. The only question is: How do you want it? Every night the audience picks which actor plays each role. The possibilities are endless and every show is a salacious surprise. Grab your BFF, your F*ck Buddy, your Bae, your Swipe Right, and prepare to get your drink on! (more...)

Justin Weaks, Frankie Faison, Charlayne Woodard, Roscoe Orman and More Sign on for BUD, NOT BUDDY at Kennedy Center; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the full casting for the world premiere of Bud, Not Buddy, a new play by Obie Award winner Kirsten Greenidge, adapted from Christopher Paul Curtis's acclaimed Newbury Medal winning novel, with music by world-renowned jazz artist and composer Terence Blanchard. (more...)

'Family Features' Offers 5 Tips for Financial Fitness in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

MISSION, KS(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2017) - (Family Features) If a commitment to improving finances is among your resolutions for 2017, you're not alone. (more...)

The SteelDrivers to Perform Live at the Schimmel Center This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Hear bluegrass supergroup The SteelDrivers perform songs from their the renowned 2016 Grammy Award-winning album, The Muscle Shoals Recordings, on Friday, February 10 at Schimmel Center - 3 Spruce Street, Manhattan. (more...)

Pulitzer Winner DISGRACED Starts with a Bang This Month at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced, written by one of the most in-demand playwrights of today Rep Associate Artist Ayad Akhtar in the Quadracci Powerhouse beginning January 17 through February 12. (more...)

Max Vernon's New Musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Sets Off-Broadway Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Invisible Wall Productions has announced that The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon and directed by Scott Ebersold - will launch an Off-Broadway run at Culture Project - The Lynn Redgrave (45 Bleecker Street). (more...)

Cast Set for THE FULL MONTY at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE FULL MONTY. (more...)

Social Native Redefines How Brands Create Content With the Power of Many
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017


New Dance-Theater Work 'THE BENCH' Will Feature SHUFFLE ALONG's Darius de Haas and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Titus Theatricals, in association with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, has announced the upcoming industry showcase presentations of the thrilling new work, The Bench – Journey into Love, during the 2017 APAP Conference. (more...)

PGA Arts Center to Present Live Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens in 2017
by Carol Kassie - Jan 3, 2017

Palm Beach Gardens will add live theatre to its ever-growing cultural landscape when the PGA Arts Center opens its doors in late January.  Veteran producers Philip Roger Roy and Dana Matthow have taken a multi-year lease on the PGA Cinemas, located at 4076 PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens, and are in the process of converting two of the building's six auditoria to accommodate live productions. The two theatres will seat 260 and 280 patrons respectively.  They plan to adapt a third space - which will seat approximately 160, and be available for rentals - within the next year. (more...)

Rolling Stones Concert Documentary to Screen at The Granada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

 The Granada Theatre's "And The Band Played On" Film Series continues on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 with a screening of Shine a Light, a Rolling Stones concert documentary directed by legendary filmmaker and Stones fan, Martin Scorsese. Filmed during their 2006 Beacon Theatre performances and featuring archived footage, music clips and interviews, this rock and roll masterpiece comes to life like never before on The Granada Theatre's state-of-the-art digital cinema system.  (more...)

George Thorogood and the Destroyers Bring ROCK PARTY Tour to Historic State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that legendary live performers GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERSare throwing a ROCK PARTY in 2017 at the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Sunday, March 26 at 7 p.m. With more than 40 years, 15 million albums sold and 8,000 live shows, Thorogood has amassed an impressive catalog of hits including "Who Do You Love," "I Drink Alone," "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," "Move It On Over," "Get A Haircut," and the ultimate rock anthem, "Bad To The Bone." (more...)

NOT FADE AWAY: A TRIBUTE TO BUDDY HOLLY Takes the Stage at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

One night, one stellar performance! Buddy Holly fans will delight at the latest line up at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts -- Not Fade Away: A Tribute to Buddy Holly is set to take the stage on February 17th, 2017 at 7:30PM.  (more...)

Cellular Sales Relocates Voorhees Mall Store
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017


THE BIG LEBOWSKI to Screen at Boulder Theater This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

THE BIG LEBOWSKI will screen at Boulder Theater on Friday, February 17, 2017.  (more...)

Social Distortion to Bring Rock 'n' Roll to the Boulder Theater This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Social Distortion is bringing their brand of rock 'n' roll for one night to the Boulder Theater on March 29, 2017. (more...)

Buddy Agent, LLC Introduces World's First Real Estate Brokerage-Centric Work-Life Balance Productivity Platform
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017


BWW Review: BILLY ELLIOT Leaps Into to Rivertown
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jan 17, 2017

This weekend marked the first weekend in a three-weekend run of BILLY ELLIOT at Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts. It's not very often that I walk into a theater to see a show that I know little to nothing about, and it's usually a nice surprise. This production was no exception. If you're like me and have no prior knowledge on what BILLY ELLIOT is about other than dancing, rest assured that along with wonderful dancing comes a very touching story about a boy who is trying to pursue his newfound dream while earning his father's affection during a very trying time in history. In other words, expect to be impressed. (more...)

Conjo Players Theatre Releases Exciting News About ENCORE! An Evening Celebrating Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Conjo Players Theatre has released exciting news about ENCORE! An Evening Celebrating Theatre (more...)

Now You See Them, Now You Don't! THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY Bring Death Defying Stunts And Breathtaking Wonder To The McCallum!
by David Green - Jan 16, 2017

The Illusionists - Live from Broadway comes to the McCallum Theatre for four performances Saturday, January 28, through Sunday, January 29. On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, The Illusionists - Live From Broadway will play the McCallum Theatre as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities.  (more...)

Onstage at The Barn 50: NANCY ALLEN Shares Some Musical Memories
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 14, 2017

Today our special series Onstage at The Barn: Memories from The First 45 Years continues with actress Nancy Allen, who first set foot on that magical levitating stage in a production of The Robber Bridegroom, directed by Rene Dunshee Copeland, which remains brilliantly etched in the minds of Nashville theatre-goers who were on-hand for the production. (more...)

Tommy Allsup, Musician Who Avoided Buddy Holly Plane Crash, Dies at 85
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Tommy Allsup, the guitarist who fatefully lost a coin toss that kept him off a plane that later crashed and killed music legends Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. 'Big Bopper' Richardson, has passed away at the age of 85. (more...)

BWW Review: BUD, NOT BUDDY at The Kennedy Center
by Heather Nadolny - Jan 13, 2017

If you hear upbeat jazz wafting through the halls of The Kennedy Center this weekend, it may very well be their world premiere commission BUD, NOT Buddy, a production that is part jazz concert, part radio play, and all quite good. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Roaring Twenties Roll Into Orlando Shakespeare Theater this Spring with their Production of THE GREAT GATSBY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary masterpiece, The Great Gatsby from February 8 - March 26, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. Adapted for stage by Simon Levy, The Great Gatsby will play in repertory with William Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost (February 22 - March 24, 2017). Tickets to both productions are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

The Regrettes' 'Feel Your Feelings, Fool' Out Now on Warner Bros.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Friday the 13th - unlucky for some, but monumental for others. LA based band The Regrettes fall into the later category as they unleash today their debut record, 'Feel Your Feelings, Fool!' via Warner Bros. Records. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Greasepaint Youtheatre Presents GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Rock n Roll never forgets!  Greasepaint Youtheatre is proud to present GREASE February 10-19, 2017. Rydell High's senior class of 1959  duck-tailed, hot-rodding 'Burger Palace Boys' and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking 'Pink Ladies' in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. (more...)

Buster Poindexter to Take the Stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse with Marshall Crenshaw
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The martini-swigging, tuxedo clad, rock and roll original is back!  The Ridgefield Playhouse and Pepsi Rock Series bring Buster Poindexter to the stage onSaturday, February 11 at 8 pm for an uproarious and dazzling night of music!  Buster Poindexter (nee David Johansen) first attracted attention as a glam rock pioneer (in the New York Dolls, with whom he still tours) and then as an early MTV idol with his chart-topping dance hit "Hot Hot Hot".   (more...)

Soho Rep.'s 2017 Projects to Play The Public and A.R.T./New York
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the power of intimate spaces to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep. has announced venues for the remainder of its 2016-17 season, which includes a world premiere Soho Rep. commission by Richard Maxwell along with a workshop presentation of a new play by Jackie Sibblies Drury. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Terence Blanchard
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 11, 2017


'PAJAMA GAME' Orchestrator & Arranger Buddy Bregman Dies at 86
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Composer, musical director, arranger and orchestrator Buddy Bregman has passed away at the age of 86. (more...)

Whitney Thore Returns for Larger Than Life New Season of TLC's MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Large and in charge, Whitney Thore has dialed up the drama as a newly single blonde on TLC's MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE, premiering Tuesday, January 24 at 9/8c. (more...)

Drum Icon Kenny Aronoff to Join Buddy Rich Band at Catalina Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Multi award-winning drummer Kenny Aronoff will be featured with the Buddy Rich Band to celebrate Buddy Rich's genius and legacy kicking off the late icon's 100th birthday year. (more...)

Spring 2017 has Arrived at the New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Spring 2017 has Arrived at the New Theatre with an eclectic mix of shows guaranteed to delight and entertain audiences. >From blockbuster musicals to special one-off performances, from classic drama to family favourites, this is an unmissable programme of theatre.  (more...)

New Encore Lounge Comedy Season Announced At Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre today announce a brand new programme of comedy in the upcoming spring season. (more...)

DANCE CAPTAIN DANCE ATTACK: Ben Sticks It to the Man with SCHOOL OF ROCK's Lulu Lloyd!
by Ben Cameron - Jan 10, 2017

In the episode below, Ben sticks it to the man with the School of Rock dance captain, Lulu Lloyd! Can you keep up? (more...)

Waukesha Civic Theatre to Present Screening of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

WCT is bringing the silver screen back to the PIX. The Wizard Of Oz is one of Hollywood's most iconic movie musicals! It's the 1939 adaptation of L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz. Judy Garland plays Dorothy, a Kansas girl who feels somewhat out of place growing up on her uncle's farm. She captured hearts and imaginations with her rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow, which stands out as one of the best known musical numbers of the twentieth century. (more...)

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