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Brandy Norwood to Return to the Cell Block in Broadway's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Producers of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago have announced that Grammy Award-winner Brandy Norwood will return to Broadway for a special 17-performance only engagement as 'Roxie Hart,' August 17 to 31, 2017 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). (more...)

Ben Richards to Star in SOME LOVERS at From Page To Stage Summer Festival; Further Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Ben Richards returns to musical theatre in the premiere of Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater's SOME LOVERS - the head line show for Aria Entertainment's From Page To Stage (FPTS) Summer Festival at The Other Palace. With just 12 performances, the seats will be some of the hottest musical theatre tickets in Town this summer (Thursday 24 August - 2 September 2017)! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford's THE TEMPEST Opens This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The town of Stratford is alive again with the sound of Shakespeare. Fourteen college students from around the United States and abroad began classes June 26 as part of the fourth season of the Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford (SA@S). Founded by Stratford-based charity The Mighty Quinn Foundation, the theater training program has been in residence on the grounds of Shakespeare theater property for the past six weeks and their first performance of The Tempest is this Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek below! (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 27, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Abraham Lincoln and More to Take the Stage in Shattered Globe Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Shattered Globe Theatre has announced its 2017-18 Season, featuring three Chicago premiere productions! (more...)

Katori Hall, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Tom Kitt and More Among 2017-18 Tony Awards Nominating Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today the Nominating Committee for the 2017-2018 Broadway season. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

Thousands Attend Rooftop Cinema Series in Pasadena
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

South Lake Business Association presents the 5th Annual Rooftop Cinema Series, a complimentary open-air movie event taking place Saturday, August 12th. Guests can enjoy the celebrated romantic action drama Top Gun during Pasadena's popular summer event. (more...)

Cleveland Playhouse MFA Program Announces New Class
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program today announced its Class of 2020.  The four women and four men represent eight different undergraduate programs from across the United States. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Touring Company of WAR HORSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Rehearsals began this week for the 34-strong cast of a major tour UK tour of the National Theatre's internationally acclaimed production of War Horse, which begins performances on 15 September 2017 (with press night on 3 October) at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury and continues on a 15 city tour until February 2019. Scroll down for photos of the cast at their first day of rehearsals! (more...)

Billy Ray Cyrus Celebrates '25 Achy Breaky Years' on SiriusXM's Prime Country
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Internationally renowned superstar Billy Ray Cyrus is celebrating '25 Achy Breaky Years' this weekend on SiriusXM's Prime Country Ch. 58. Hosted by Billy Ray Cyrus' longtime friend Storme Warren, Cyrus opens up about his journey from Flatwoods, Kentucky to achieving worldwide success as a singer, songwriter, actor and producer. The '25 Achy Breaky Years' special also includes an exclusive acoustic performance.   (more...)

Southern Rock/Country Quintet The Vegabonds Kick Off U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Just back from their third European tour, THE VEGABONDS are gearing up to hit the road again this week. Kicking off this Thursday, July 27 in Kalamazoo, MI, the tour will take the Alabama-born, Nashville-based five-piece throughout the East Coast (more...)

Warbly Jets to Release Self-Titled Album This October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Warbly Jets will release its self-titled debut album on October 20 via Rebel Union Recordings and the album is available for pre-order at PledgeMusic and iTunes. (more...)

Casting Announced For WINDOWS at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Celebrating the 150th birthday of novelist and playwright John Galsworthy, the first professional UK production in 85 years of Windows by John Galsworthy opens at the Finborough Theatre for a three week limited season on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 (Press Nights: Thursday, 24 August and Friday, 25 August 2017 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Princess Grace Foundation-USA Announces 2017 Award Winners In Theater, Dance & Film
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

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Hamlet Isn't Dead to Stage All-Female HENRY V This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Hamlet Isn't Dead presents an all-female production of William Shakespeare's Henry V. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse Youth Company to Stage SEUSSICAL JR. This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Bucks County Playhouse Youth Company will present a one -hour, family-friendly adaptation of the Broadway musical "Seussical Jr." tailored especially for young audiences. (more...)

NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTED: 5 Short Plays by Women Playwrights Comes to the Echo
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Nevertheless, She Persisted -An evening of five world-premiere short plays by female writers that explore the treatment of women in today's political climate: (more...)

Theatre NOVA Kicks Off 2017-2018 Season with THE REVOLUTIONISTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the Michigan premiere of "The Revolutionists" by Lauren Gunderson. (more...)

Jessica Lea Mayfield's 'Sorry Is Gone' Out on ATO Records 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Sorry Is Gone, the highly anticipated new full-length album from Jessica Lea Mayfield, will be released September 29 on ATO Records and is now available for pre-order. (more...)

Charlotte Spins Her Web in Atlanta This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

"Salutations!" This fall, the Center for Puppetry Arts invites families to experience an entertaining production of Charlotte's Web, based on E.B. White's classic novel. In this beloved tale, farm pig Wilbur finds a friend in Charlotte the spider, and Charlotte-with the help of some of the barnyard's most colorful residents, including Templeton the gluttonous rat-saves Wilbur from a cruel fate with her wit, words and webs. The show spins an enduring tale of the triumph of friendship and the power of language, adapted from the novel for the stage by Joseph Robinette and directed by Tim Sweeney. Charlotte's Web is produced at the Center by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing of Woodstock, Illinois.  (more...)

Shale Industry Leaders to Kick Off EnerCom -- The Oil & Gas Conference Aug. 14, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

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Erasing the Distance presents SPARKFEST 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Erasing the Distance is proud to announce SPARKfest 2017. The inaugural festival includes three world premieres; Walk A Mile, Breathe With Me, and The Lies We Tell. The performances address mental health issues like addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and conditions related to aging.  (more...)

The Magpie Salute Gear Up For Debut U.S. Tour Kicking Off In Indianapolis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Coming off eight European dates earlier this month--a mix of headline shows and festival appearances--THE MAGPIE SALUTE will launch their much-anticipated first-ever U.S. concert tour July 26 in Indianapolis. (more...)

Marrakech's Oasis Festival Releases Final Lineup, Announces Day by Day Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Oasis Festival, taking place for the third time this September 14-17 on the outskirts of Marrakech, Morocco announces their final wave of artists and presents the day-by-day schedule for 2017. (more...)

Jacob Plant Releases New Single 'About You' ft Maxine
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

British DJ and producer Jacob Plant has announced his latest single, 'About You'. With collaboration a recurring theme in his career, Jacob enlists upcoming artist Maxine for what is set to be a surefire summer anthem. (more...)

Roadcase Royale, Nancy Wilson & Live Warfield Sign With Loud & Proud Records
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Nancy Wilson, one of the founding members of the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Heart, has teamed up with former Prince's New Power Generation band member and R&B singer Liv Warfield to form the soulful, rock super group, Roadcase Royale. (more...)

Travel Channel Announces August Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Gear up for underwater adventures with Philippe Cousteau, grandson of legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau, and his journalist wife, Ashlan, in Travel Channel's 'Caribbean Pirate Treasure.' (more...)

Cast Announced for Comedian Sara Pascoe's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Adaptation at Nottingham Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal announce casting for their brand new comic adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice by Sara Pascoe. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Lists For The End Of The World
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 24, 2017

BWW speaks to Rachel Briscoe about bringing Lists For The End Of The World to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Regional Premiere of AIRSWIMMING to Take Flight in Redwood City This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Airswimming is a part of Dragon Productions Theatre Company's 2017 Main Stage Series. (more...)

Lana Gordon Returns to CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Producers of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago announced today that Lana Gordon will return to the Broadway production in the role of "Velma Kelly" starting tonight, Monday, July 24 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). (more...)

BWW Review: Destiny Theatre Experience's MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Burns Bright
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 22, 2017

Despite its provocative title and abundant profanity (or maybe even because of it), Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherf**ker With the Hat is actually filled with a lot of humanity and heart, enough that you'll find it difficult to shake off the story and its characters long after the final scene has played out. And thanks to director Kurt Jarvis' production for Destiny Theatre Experience's tenth anniversary, the Nashville debut will likely be talked about and recounted for months to come - which seems the perfect testament to the impact of Shawn Whitsell's company on Music City's vibrant arts and theater company. (more...)

Tom Welling Joins LUCIFER in Season Three
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Tom Welling (“Smallville”) will join Season Three of LUCIFER. Welling will play “Marcus Pierce,” an accomplished police lieutenant who is everything Lucifer (Tom Ellis) is not – strategic, reserved and well-respected. But perhaps even more annoying are all the things they have in common. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at PSYCH: THE MOVIE Premieres at Comic Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

A first look at the long-awaited PSYCH: THE MOVIE was revealed at the show's reunion panel at San Diego Comic-Con today. Check it out below! The two-hour Psych: The Movie will premiere on USA Network network in December (more...)

Debut Album Nightshade by a l l i e Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Singer/songwriter a l l i e is the new voice of seduction. With every word, she captures the blissful feeling of desire and tender love on her 10-track album, Nightshade, out today. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): THE MOTHERF*CKER WITH THE HAT Opens Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2017

Shawn Whitsell's Destiny Theatre Experience celebrates its tenth anniversary starting tonight with the opening of Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherfucker With the Hat at Nashville's iconic Darkhorse Theater. Directed by Kurt Jarvis and featuring a cast of local stage favorites, along with some intriguing newcomers, including Michael Carlo, Megan Blevins, Matt N. Smith, Amie Lara and Tony Insignares. (more...)

Guest Blog: Charlotte Cunningham Talks MUSICAL PORTRAITS
by Guest Blog: Charlotte Cunningham - Jul 21, 2017

I had to dig deep into the archives on our website to find out exactly when the route to Musical Portraits began. Turtle Key Arts have always enjoyed working in partnership with other arts organisations, and our work with young people with Autism Spectrum Conditions began back in 2001 when we ran our first Turtle Opera - a free 10-week music, design and performance project in collaboration with the Royal Opera House. (more...)

The Jerry Douglas Band Premiere '2:19' with No Depression
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

THE JERRY DOUGLAS BAND--led by 14-time Grammy Award-winning musician JERRY DOUGLAS--yesterday (7/20), teamed up with No Depression to premiere '2:19,' a cover of the Tom Waits gem. (more...)

TWO MILE HOLLOW World Premiere and More Set for First Floor Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

First Floor Theater has announced their 2017/18 season, featuring one world premiere and two Chicago premieres. (more...)

Taylor Swift Super Saturday Night Concert Airs Tonight via DirecTV
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Tune-in to AT&T* AUDIENCE Network and 4K Ultra HD Channel 104 to check out 'Taylor Swift Super Saturday Night Concert.' The intimate, once-in-a-lifetime concert will air Friday, July 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT via DIRECTV (more...)

Sleeping with Sirens Tour to Stop in Boulder This September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Sleeping with Sirens have announced their fall underplay tour, stopping on September 5, 2017 at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colo. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet the Producers of DOG SEES GOD
by Erica Garcia - Jul 20, 2017

Interview with Executive Producers Joey Maya Safchik, Chandler David, Judy Durkin, and Charlotte Weinman of DOG SEES GOD at The Blank Theater (more...)

BWW Review: Teens Prove Talent Is Ageless As They Bring DOG SEES GOD To Hollywood
by Erica Garcia - Jul 20, 2017

Worst First Kiss Productions Present DOG SEES GOOD at The Blank Theater in Hollywood, CA. Directed by Jonah Platt, the production is fresh off its run from the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Their Encore performance takes place this upcoming weekend at The Blank Theater. (more...)

Aaron Lewis and Blackberry Smoke Announce Co-Headlining Tour
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2017

Aaron Lewis and Blackberry Smoke will team up for the “Sinners and Sanctified Tour” this fall. The extensive co-headlining tour will kick-off on October 12 at Shreveport's Municipal Auditorium and includes stops at Houston's Ziegenbock Festival, Charlotte's Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, Little Rock's Verizon Arena, New York's Terminal 5 and Philadelphia's Tower Theatre among many others. Pre-sale begins tomorrow with general on-sale launching this Friday at 10:00am local time. See below for complete itinerary. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- True Stories Live
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 20, 2017

BWW speaks to Lucy Farrant and Molly Naylor about bringing True Stories Live to Edinburgh this August. (more...)

Red Bull Theater Announces Line-Up for Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director/Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) today announced that their seventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes will feature two brand new commissions from Dael Orlandersmith and Arthur Kopit, alongside 6 brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country. The 2017 Short New Play Festival will be presented on Monday July 24th (7:30pm) at Lucille Lortel Theatre, directed by Craig Baldwin and Evan Yionoulis. Casts will include Tina Benko, Bill Buell, Robert Clohessy, Emily Donahoe, Clifton Duncan, Teresa Avia Lim, Joan MacIntosh, Nadine Malouf, Howard W. Overshown, Alfredo Narciso, and Linda Powell. (more...)

BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Shakespeare's Globe
by Debbie Gilpin - Jul 20, 2017

Matthew Dunster brings some desert sun to a so far patchy summer, with his Mexican inspired production of Much Ado About Nothing. It truly is the beating heart of the Summer of Love, running until the end of the season alongside first Twelfth Night, then King Lear and Boudica. (more...)

Northern Stage presents THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

???????The Drowsy Chaperone, the five-time Tony-winning valentine to the Jazz Age musical, will be performed by the Northern Stage Summer Musical Theater Intensive students live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, July 25-30. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets are $15 for students and $25 for adults. (more...)

BROADWAY DREAMS to Return to Charlotte with a Terrific Broadway Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Broadway Dreams has partnered with the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and Central Piedmont Community College on the return of their annual Summer Intensive, July 29 - August 5, 2017 in Charlotte, N.C. Lead by an all-star roster of Broadway's brightest stars and industry professionals, Charlotte's rising stars will participate in a week-long intensive focusing on acting, vocal performance and dance. The week will culminate in two public performances of a unique Broadwaystyle cabaret, allowing students to perform alongside their Broadway idols. (more...)

Irish Rep Announces Second Extension of WOODY SEZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Due to unprecedented demand, Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) announced today a second extension for WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE, directed by Nick Corley (Kissing Jessica Stein), which will now run through September 10. Devised by David M. Lutken, with Nick Corley, and Darcie Deaville, Helen J. Russell, and Andy Teirstein, WOODY SEZ began performances on June 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, and officially opened on June 8, 2017. Tickets are on sale now through Irish Rep's box office at 212-727-2737 or online at IrishRep.org. (more...)

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