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Ambassador Theatre (New York, NY)
219 W. 49th St.

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Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt bring the bold, adventurous theatrical techniques they pioneered in THE FANTASTICKS a step further with CELEBRATION, an allegorical winter's tale.

On a magical New Year's Eve, a young Orphan stumbles into the home of the richest man in the world, whose bizarre entourage includes a beautiful fallen Angel. With the Orphan's help, the jaded Mr. Rich regains his humanity, only to find himself locked in ritualistic battle with the youth for the Angel's love.

The show's small cast is perfect for an intimate community theatre space. Audiences are encouraged to participate in this very original piece of theatre. 

Jennifer Shannon Hits #5 on Top Best Seller List
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Jennifer Shannon, LMFT, cofounder of the Santa Rosa Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and author of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens and The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens is the top seller at Harbinger Press. Her companion workbook, The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens is the #2 best-selling book for teenage mental health and depression on Amazon. Together this set is designed to battle anxiety issues, both have also been awarded the prestigious endorsement by The Reading Agency, Reading Well Books on Prescription program for young people in the UK. Shannon's books were chosen from thousands for the special series recommended by health professionals across England reaching nearly half a million individuals. Learn more about Shannon's breakthrough work at SRCBT.ORG or call 707-545-4600. (more...)

Pop-Tarts' Toast Slurpee' Drink's 50 Years of Frozen Fun
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Customers visiting 7-Eleven stores between now and Nov. 11 will experience a never-before-seen promotion! 7-Eleven stores' iconic Slurpee drink is celebrating 50 years of frozen goodness with a Fiftee Partee, and Kellogg's Pop-Tarts is throwing a "Crazy Good" party with the first-ever Slurpee birthday Pop-Tarts. (more...)

BAD THEATRE FEST Celebrates 5 Years and Moves to Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Bad Theater Fest, created as a supportive, fun and open environment for artists to present anything weird, different or unique has announced their lineup of dramatic short plays, comedy show, dance, musical theater and storytelling performances. As part of their 5th year Celebration Bad Theater Fest moves to a Brooklyn venue: St. Paul's Upstairs Theater, 334 S. 5th St. (between Rodney and Keap St.), Brooklyn, NY, 11211. The festival takes place Tuesday through Saturday, November 1 - 5, 2016 with multiple performances each evening. Tickets are $15 and will be available soon at badtheaterfest.com. (more...)

Meet THE ADDAMS FAMILY of Athens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This weekend will be the first of Athens Theatre's run of 'The Addams Family: A New Musical', and here are just a few of the reasons they're so proud of the show: their cast! On Friday, September 30, the audience can join the company for their traditional - and  free! - Opening Night champagne toast. Sparkling cider will be available for those who are underage. (more...)

Kaufman Music Center's FACE THE MUSIC Youth Ensemble Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Kaufman Music Center's Face the Music, the country's only youth orchestra dedicated to studying and performing music by living composers, is tuning up for an exciting new season that includes a tribute to pioneering new music organization Bang On A Can to commemorate its 30th anniversary, performances of John Adams's notoriously difficult "Son of Chamber Symphony." as well as works by David Lang, Darcy James Argue, Snarky Puppy, Angelica Negron, Julia Wolfe and Missy Mazzoli. (more...)

Catalina Film Festival Kicks Off 2016 with 90 Films & New Media Summit
by Movies News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Catalina Film Festival (CFF) rolled out the red carpet for the 6th annual Fest as it takes over the famed Catalina Island through Oct. 2. CFF is a competitive festival and film market where guests experience the West Coast's only resort island while enjoying upwards of 90 films, the annual Film and New Media Summit, and exclusive events. (more...)

Tyne Daly, Billy Porter, Bebe Neuwirth, Sierra Boggess and More Slated for Drama League's 2016 Gala Honoring David Hyde Pierce
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Drama League has announced the roster of special guest performers for the 33rd Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce to be held on Monday evening, November 7, 2016 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue) in New York City. (more...)

CBS Daytime to Celebrate Thirty Years at No. 1
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

CBS Daytime is commemorating 30 years at #1 with a variety of Celebrations throughout the year, and wants its audience to join the fun. (more...)

BWW Takes a Look at What's On at the King's and Theatre Royal this Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The King's and Theatre Royal jam-packed autumn season is already well underway with classics such as Cats and The Mousetrap earlier this with much more to come in the run up to the festive season and there's even got a glimpse as to what the new year will bring… (more...)

Crackle's COMEDIANS IN CARS Celebrates National Coffee Day Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Crackle, Sony's free streaming network, is giving away free coffee to New Yorkers on Thursday, September 29th in Celebration of National Coffee Day for Jerry Seinfeld's Primetime Emmy(R)-nominated show, COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE. (more...)

HERE'S TO LIFE Comes to the Lula Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Many of Canada's top theatre talent will be hitting the stage at Lula Lounge this upcoming Monday, October 3rd.  Presented by ONE NIGHTSTAND RECORDS, and RUTHERFORD MANG INC., HERE'S TO LIFE - An Evening of Cabaret and Celebration is the inaugural concert in support of The Leanne Mang Foundation. (more...)

The Vanessa Long Dance Company Combines Activism And Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Vanessa Long Dance Company is pleased to announce the premier of it's newest piece "Consume". The Vanessa Long Dance Company combines theatre and dance to create work about social and political issues we face in everyday life. The hope is that through our work we can encourage conversations about the issues we face, challenge the status quo, and change the world. (more...)

The Seriously Most Amazing Halloween Party of All Time! Coming to Grand Rapids
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

In partnership with Big Brothers/Big Sisters Grand Rapids, AIGA West Michigan's Design For Good and the Grand Rapids Art Museum are collaborating to throw The Seriously Most Amazing Halloween Party of All Time!, an inaugural Halloween bash on October 29th benefitting West Michigan kids. (more...)

Robert J. Sherman to Take Part in Special Masterclass with Michael Xavier
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Musical Theatre Masterclass (MTM) has announced Robert J. Sherman as their first speaker at a special VIP Masterclass on Sunday, 2 October 2016. (more...)

3 Doors Down Joins Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock and Many Others for Charlie Daniels' 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

American Rock Band 3 Doors Down have been added as the final artist to join Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock, Larry The Cable Guy, Luke Bryan and Travis Tritt to celebrate with Charlie Daniels at his 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam on November 30 at Bridgestone Arena. (more...)

'The Art of Entertaining Relais & Chteaux: Menus, Flowers, Table Settings, and More for Memorable Celebrations' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

NORTH HATLEY, Quebec and CAMBRIDGE, Ontario,, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ For the first time, the hospitality experts at Relais & Chteaux are sharing their secrets for creating unforgettable Celebrations at home. The Art of Entertaining Relais & Chteaux: Menus, Flowers, Table Settings, and More for Memorable Celebrations (Rizzoli, September 27, 2016) features recipes, table settings and more, mixed in with lush photos and fascinating peeks into the rich history of the distinguished Relais and Chteaux collection of fine independent hotels and restaurants. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Joe Mantello and WICKED Cast Talk London 10th Anniversary, Movie & More
by Marianka Swain - Sep 28, 2016

Wicked held a special gala performance last night at the Apollo Victoria Theatre to mark 10 years in the West End - a milestone guaranteed to make many in the industry green with envy. Current stars Rachel Tucker, Suzie Mathers, Anita Dobson, Oliver Savile and Mark Curry performed for an audience packed with past Elphabas and Glindas, as well as the original creative team, including composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (more...)

State Theatre New Jersey Presents THE MIDTOWN MEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

State Theatre New Jersey presents The Midtown Men on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8pm. The Midtown Men is a group featuring four of the original Broadway cast members of the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning hit Broadway musical Jersey Boys.Tickets range from $35-$75. (more...)

Northwestern Settlement's Adventure Stage Chicago Adds More Dates to REPRISE; Postpones New Work JACK'S HOUSE to a Later Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), announces additional dates for its fall production of Reprise, due to popular demand. A new play with original music forming part of the National Theatre of Scotland's Home Away Festival (performing in Glasgow on October 8), Reprise will return to Chicago for public performances November 4-5.  School matinees are scheduled for November 1-10.  ASC also announces the postponement of Jack's House.  All performances take place at Northwestern Settlement's Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St. Tickets are $10 for preview performances, and $17 for adults and $12 for youth aged 14 years and younger for the regular run. Tickets may be purchased at adventurestage.org or by calling 773.342.4141 (more...)

Abdullah Ibrahim in Four Solo Performances at The Fugard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Following a sold out performance at the Fugard Theatre earlier this year, Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present four solo piano concerts by global music icon and South African legend Abdullah Ibrahim. The concerts will take place from 20 to 22 October at 8pm and on Sunday 23 October at 4pm. (more...)

DICK'S Sporting Goods Opens in Reno, NV
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

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Three-Time Grammy Winner Tom Petty to Be Honored as 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Tom Petty will be honored as the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, it was announced today by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation (more...)

Ira Lee Collings to Celebrate 80th Birthday at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Singer IRA LEE COLLINGS returns to Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC on Monday, October 10th and 17th at 7 PM to continue celebrating his 80th birthday with his show Simply, Ira Lee (A Gay Geezer Celebration Through the Looking Glass..warts and all). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sara Rue, Michael Rosenbaum & More Attend IMPASTOR Season 2 Celebration
by Walter McBride - Sep 28, 2016

Last night, the stars of TV Land's IMPASTOR gathered for the Season 2 New York Premiere held at Vandal in New York City. The new season gets underway tonight at 10:30 pm/ET on TV Land. (more...)

Australian Virtuoso Jayson Gillham, Japanese Pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii & More Join the SSO to Celebrate Beethoven
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Australian virtuoso pianist Jayson Gillham will join the Sydney Symphony Orchestra to open the second half of its six-program Beethoven Celebration, conducted by renowned musician Vladimir Ashkenazy. The Celebration will also feature the Australian debut of Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii and performances by New Zealand baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes. (more...)

BWW Review: SASSY MAMAS seduce at Ensemble Theatre
by Brett Cullum - Sep 28, 2016

A widower, a divorcee, and a "permanently single" political figure all end up going for younger guys in this hilarious look at what pop culture lovingly calls "cougars". It feels familiar, but it also brings something touching and new to the table. (more...)

WRITE OUT LOUD Presents SOUTHERN SENSIBILITIES A Story Concert Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Write Out Loud - an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading short stories aloud for a live audience  - announces SOUTHERN SENSIBILITIES the second production in their 10th Anniversary Season.  Write Out Loud Story Concerts bring literature to life - aloud - with rehearsed readings by professional actors. Each program explores specific themes by weaving a variety of stories, poems and sometimes music together into a literary tapestry.   (more...)

54-year-old Canadian Completes 1,553 Mile Electric Bike Ride
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Jon Langille, age 54, will arrive in Indio, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 6, meeting his 'bucket list' goal of completing his 1,553-mile electric bicycle ride from his home in Nelson, British Columbia. He will celebrate the completion of his ride by attending the Desert Trip concert featuring the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and The Who. He left British Columbia on Sept. 5. On his month-long adventure, Jon is riding through Washington, Oregon, Nevada and California. (more...)

Beats for Boobs Celebrates 12th Annual Fashion Show and Fundraiser at Mezzanine in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Beats for Boobs, the all-volunteer San Francisco based organization that grants financial support to local breast cancer nonprofits, presents an electrifying evening of fashion, live performance art, and music at their 12th annual fashion show and fundraiser. For the past twelve years, Beats for Boobs has combined art, fashion, food, music, and education to inspire the community to take action, volunteer, and to donate. This year, Beats for Boobs is pulling out all the stops to make this year their biggest one yet! (more...)

The PACE Center Celebrates 5 Years of Entertaining and Educating the Community
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On October 28, the PACE Center will commemorate its 5th anniversary with a VIP dinner and performance from comedian Wayne Brady. This Celebration caps off five years of bringing quality entertainment to Parker and the surrounding communities. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE's George Takei to Recieve Los Angeles Inner City Essence Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The alumni of the Inner City Cultural Center (ICCC) 50th Anniversary Planning Committee will present to renowned actor George Takei  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's 2016 New Stages Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The three 'developmental productions' featured in Goodman Theatre's 13th annual New Stages festival, a free Celebration of new works by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights, are underway. These three plays, which are staged in repertory with modest production values following three weeks of rehearsal, include Blue Skies Process by Abe Koogler, directed by Henry Wishcamper; Support Group for Men by Ellen Fairey, directed by Kimberly Senior; and The King of Hell's Palace by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Tea Alagi. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the casts in action below! (more...)

Theatre in Historic Places: OKTOBERFEST THE MUSICAL at the Crest Theatre
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 28, 2016

Frances Seymour Fonda, actor Henry Fonda's second wife, was only 32 years old when the theater she commissioned architect Arthur W. Hawes to build opened in December of 1940. Originally known as the Westwood Theater, it was designed to be a performance space for live productions and for a short time it did fulfill that mission. Across town, movie musicals like Busby Berkeley's Strike Up the Band and Down Argentine Way were becoming box office hits as Tinseltown capitalized on the popularity of established young stars such as Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney and soon-to-be stars like pin-up girl Betty Grable and Carmen Miranda. (more...)

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Releases All-Debussy Album, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) will release an all-Debussy album featuring three works that illustrate the French composer's mastery of orchestration including Images pour orchestre, Jeux, and La plus que lente, on the Orchestra's Grammy Award-winning SFS Media label on Friday, October 28, 2016. The recording will be available for pre-order on iTunes.com/SFSymphony and SFSymphony.org/Debussy on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. This recording is presented by SFS Media in premium audio hybrid SACD as well as studio master-quality download. (more...)

Prince's Protege Liv Warfield to Return to The Iridium; 2016 Shows Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Just announced at The Iridium: Prince's protege LIV WARFIELD on October 15 & 16! (more...)

Johnny Gallagher, Amber Tamblyn, Joey Arias and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for September 28 - October 9, 2016. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

THE MUSIC IN MY BLOOD Premieres Tonight as Part of TAMASHA Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Tamasha: Festival of South Asian Performing Arts is pleased to present The Music in My Blood, written by Shubhra Prackash, with music by one of India's most promising classical singers, Sandip Bhattacharjee, and directed by Marcus Yi. (more...)

Richmond American To Host Grand Opening Celebration In Buckeye
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

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Young Tennessee Artists Show Open Now at The Frist; Oct-Dec Highlights Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Frist Center's outstanding Young Tennessee Artists show is now open in the always-free Conte Community Arts Gallery. (more...)

Live Music, Latin Food & 'Best of' Showcase Set for CELEBRANDO THREE YEARS at CPT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan has announced the launch of CPT'S 2016-2017 season with the world premiere of the latest original work by the Teatro Publico de Cleveland ensemble, ¡Celebrando Three Years!, to run October 6-8, 2016 in CPT's historic Gordon Square Theatre. (more...)

LaChanze, Adriane Lenox, Chuck Cooper and More Set for Lee Summers' JUST A PIANO Series BC/EFA Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Monday, October 10 at 9pm at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street), Lee Summers' Just A Piano Concert Series is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in a Benefit Concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS with ten Broadway Performers, representing each year. (more...)

Horse Head Theatre Co. Presents the Regional Premiere of THE JUDGMENT OF FOOLS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Absurdities abound in 2016, so this fall Horse Head invites you to blow off some steam, knock back a few and tell us what you really think. Hot on the heels of the close-quarters intensity of Lidless and following their award-winning immersive spectacle The Whale; or, Moby-Dick, Horse Head Theatre Co. is proud to announce the regional premiere of The Judgment of Fools by Houston's own Bernardo Cubria, directed by Philip Hays. The Judgment of Fools runs October 27 - November 12, 2016at REC Room, 100 Jackson Street, Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. with bonus late night performances Saturdays at 10 p.m. Pay-what-you-can previews are Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 8 p.m.  (more...)

'The Big Man of Jim Beam' Recounts Life and Legacy of Bourbon Legend, Booker Noe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Booker Noe, sixth generation Beam Master Distiller and Jim Beam's grandson, has been described in many ways: Legendary bourbon distiller. Larger-than-life innovator. Raconteur. American Original. (more...)

FPAC Opens 26th Season with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) proudly presents the musical theater masterpiece Fiddler on the Roof. The beloved classic opens FPAC's 26th season. Performances are October 15 at 7:30 p.m., October 16 at 2:00, October 21 and 22 at 7:30, and October 23 at 2:00. The production will be staged at THE BLACK BOX, FPAC's home and performance venue, located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. (more...)

Fernbank's IMAX Theatre to Open THE SEARCH FOR LIFE IN SPACE This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Are we alone in the universe? Thanks to NASA's new brand of science-astrobiology-we're much more likely to find out. The Search for Life in Space, a new documentary adventure opens Friday, October 7, 2016 in the IMAX Theatre at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. (more...)

NXP FTF China: NXP Celebrates 10 Years; Showcases Solutions for a Smarter World and Highlights Key Partnerships
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

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Old City Fest Returns on Sun Oct 9th with 100 Vendors, 30 Restaurants, Fashion Shows, Family Fun, Live Music and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Old City District presents Old City Fest on Sunday, October 9, 2016, from 11:00am to 6:00pm, along N. 3rd Street (from Market to Race) and Arch Street (from 2nd to 4th). Activities will include a festival stage with live music, two runway fashion shows, a family fun zone, pop-up street performances and a wide array of food, beverages, art, craft and retail shopping, with 100+ Old City vendors participating. Admission is free, with food and drink pay-as-you-go. (more...)

Arena Stage to Host Two Celebrations of Founding Artistic Director Zelda Fichandler's Life
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie, along with Zelda's family including sons Mark and Hal Fichandler, will host two public Celebrations of Zelda's life on October 23 and 24, 2016 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW). (more...)

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) Unveils Florence Gould Hall Renovation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to unveil major renovations to Florence Gould Hall this Wednesday, September 28 with the opening performance of pioneering British theatre company Forced Entertainment's premiere of Tomorrow's Parties.  (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

MCC Theater today announced casting and full creative team for its thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

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