Civil Rights Advocate Anita Hill to headline Pennsylvania Conference for Women
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

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Broadway Veterans to Lead Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Set inside the sensationalized female murderess craze that swept 1920s Chicago, CHICAGO draws its audience into a world of crime and glitz against the vivid backdrop of the jazz age. A first time production for Pittsburgh CLO, CHICAGO is sure to be 'all that jazz' and more! (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater to Offer Series of Free Play Readings This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the June lineup for The VG Reading Series. This regularly scheduled program of play readings provides playwrights a platform to develop their plays-in-progress, and will give audiences opportunities to experience exciting new work throughout the year. The Reading Series adds to VG's current programming of world premieres and new plays and the IGNITION Festival of New Plays. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Adds New Shows to 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces a roster of upcoming shows confirmed, to date, for the 2016-2017 season.  These newly added performances will join the previously announced FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season, resident companies Orlando Ballet and Orlando Philharmonic's seasons, as well as Maxwell, Alice Cooper, Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, among others. (more...)

BWW Review: CLARENCE DARROW at Rubicon Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Jun 4, 2016

It's funny how many shows we've seen recently that bring to mind concepts evident in the current election season. In In the Heights, it was the plight of immigrants trying to make lives for themselves in America, in Amadeus, it was a lead character with an obsessive personality, and in Ragtime, it was a character who seeks justice for a racially-based assault. In David W. Rintels' one-man play, Clarence Darrow, which made its debut last weekend at the Rubicon Theatre Company, reexamines the life of a man whose philosophy of democratic socialism reflects the political philosophy of Democratic challenger, Senator Bernie Sanders. (more...)

Cast, Dates Set for Shakespeare Royal Oak's 16th Annual Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Shakespeare Royal Oak announces the schedule and casts for its 16th annual outdoor summer theatre festival in Royal Oak's Starr Jaycee Park. (more...)

Jake Shimabukuro and More Coming Up This July at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, July is heating up with music legend David Crosby, ground-breaking fusion artist, Robert Glasper, chart-topping funk and R&B singer Jeffrey Osborne and multi-platinum vocalist Joan Osborne. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre's DAMN YANKEES Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently completed its fourth season in its comfortable, stadium-style theatre in Warwick, is proud to open their summer season on July 6 with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy, Damn Yankees. (more...)

Cartoon Network Enterprises Gives Fans New E-Tail Experience with Launch of Cartoon Network Collective
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), the prolific consumer products arm of Cartoon Network, announced today the launch of The Cartoon Network Collective (more...)

Hudson Warehouse Re-Invents Greek Classic with LYSISARAH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Hudson Warehouse celebrates its 13th Summer Season in Riverside Park with a new take on a Greek classic. Aristophanes's Lysistrata was a woman who persuaded her sisterhood of friends to withhold sex from their husbands and lovers in an attempt to persuade their men to the end Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/18/16- Kerry Butler
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2016

Happy Birthday, Kerry Butler! Butler received a 2008 Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for playing Kira/Clio in Xanadu. Other Broadway credits include Blood Brothers, Les Miserables, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination), Penny Pingleton in Hairspray (Clarence Derwent Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations), Sherrie in Rock of Ages, and most recently Brenda in Catch Me If You Can (Drama Desk nomination). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Set inside the sensationalized female murderess craze that swept 1920s Chicago, CHICAGO draws its audience into a world of crime and glitz against the vivid backdrop of the jazz age. A first time production for Pittsburgh CLO, CHICAGO is sure to be 'all that jazz' and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Urie Returns to BUYER & CELLAR at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The original Off-Broadway production of the critically acclaimed comedy 'Buyer & Cellar' plays Westport Country Playhouse now through July 3. Michael Urie, who won the Drama Desk, Clarence Derwent, Lucille Lortel, and LA Drama Critics awards for originating the role of Alex More in the show, reprises his tour de force performance. The Westport staging is helmed by Stephen Brackett, who also directed the Off-Broadway show, as well as the original artistic team. The comedy is written by Jonathan Tolins, a resident of Fairfield, Connecticut. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Deloitte Analysis: Hidden Labor Expenses and Ineffective Labor Utilization Costing Companies Tens of Millions of Dollars
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

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ProtoKinetix Completes Non-Brokered Private Placement & Secures Operating Line of Credit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

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Joseph W. Cotchett Pens THE PEOPLE VS. GREED
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The author is Joseph W. Cotchett - He has a legendary reputation and is considered one of the country's foremost trial lawyers. The National Law Journal has called him one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America. He has been in the top 100 attorneys selection by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and Fellow of many prestigious bar organizations. He received the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, the Anti-Defamation League's Distinguished Jurisprudence Award, honored by Disability Rights Advocates, inducted into the National Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Clarence Darrow Award. He was a former Special Forces Paratrooper Officer and JAGC Commander, awarded the Legion of Merit. (more...)

Ardea Arts to Host Showcase Performances of BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA at Paerdegat Park, 6/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Ardea Arts announces BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. Showcase performances will take place at Paerdegat Park in East Flatbush, Brooklyn Saturday-Monday June 25-27, 2016 at 6pm. BOUNCE is a free, non-ticketed event, open to the public. For more information, visit www.ardeaarts.com/bounce/. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company's HAMLET Will Hit US Movie Theatres in July!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Beginning July 1, 2016, the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's Hamlet will play in select movie houses across North America.  The production, which opened to rave reviews at the RSC's home in Stratford-upon-Avon, was filmed for "Live from Stratford-upon-Avon," the RSC program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company from Shakespeare's home town around the world through a continued partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment.   (more...)

Michael Urie Set for Westport Country Playhouse's Sunday Symposium This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Actor Michael Urie, reprising his award-winning role in the original Off-Broadway production of 'Buyer & Cellar' at Westport Country Playhouse, will be guest speaker at the Playhouse's Sunday Symposium following the Sunday, June 19, 3 p.m. matinee performance. (more...)

Raven Theatre Extends 'DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Direct from Death Row The Scottsboro Boys (An Evening of Vaudeville and Sorrow), which on Monday, June 6 was honored for 'Outstanding Ensemble' at the annual Jeff Awards (Non-Equity Branch), has extended its previously announced remount by one week, with a new closing date of August 27, 2016. The entire Jeff award-winning all-African-American cast of the production will return for the run from July 21 through August 27, 2016. (more...)

GeckoSystems Praises SCOTUS Decision Re: Naked Shorting Stocks & States Rights
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

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Opera North Welcomes New Resident Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Opera North is pleased to welcome its 2016 Resident Artists to the Upper Valley. Seventeen young professionals from around the US were chosen from almost 700 applicants to participate in Opera North's Resident Artist program. For the next two months, they will work with world-class directors, designers, and conductors as they prepare for roles in the season's productions.  (more...)

Opera North Announces Cast and Creatives for DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

LEBANON, NH – Opera North is pleased to announce the principal roles for Daughter of the Regiment, one of its three 2016 mainstage productions. The role of Marie will be shared by Martha Eason and Lindsay Ohse; the role of Tonio will be shared by Martin Clark and Andrew Surrena; the role of The Marquise of Birkenfeld will be shared by Natalie Rose Havens and Heather Gallagher; and Alex Soare will play Sergeant Sulpice. In addition, Maureen Brennan will appear as the Duchess of Krakenthorp. (more...)

Historian George Muschamp to Helm 1776 at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will present 1776 the musical, to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration Of Independence. Performances will be held at GCT Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm July 15-31, 2016. GCT only seats 80. Limited Reserved Seating Tickets are $18 plus tax/fees of the Gettysburg Borough Amusement Tax. Tickets can be ordered online at www.GettysburgCommunityTheatre.org or by calling 717-334-2692 for group sales of 20 or more or visit the box office during box office hours 5-7pm Mondays-Thursdays at GCT. Opening night will include a complimentary wine reception with the cast and crew after the performance. (more...)

Winners Announced for 28th Annual WEST AUSTRALIAN SCREEN AWARDS
by Movies News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Over 500 filmmakers, celebrities, media and screen industry representatives turned out to celebrate the very best in Western Australian screen production at the 28th Annual WEST AUSTRALIAN SCREEN AWARDS, hosted by comedian Rhys Nicholson (more...)

Second Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre 2016 Uptown Series' production of ENGAGEMENTS has been extended by one week and will now play through Saturday, August 20. (more...)

NJ Rep to Present IAGO by James McLure This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the New Jersey premiere of IAGO by James McLure. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 7/17/2016 - 7/24/2016
by BWW - Jul 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 7/17/2016 - 7/24/2016. (more...)

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to Present Free Concert at Clarence Town Park, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

BUFFALO, NY - The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will present a free performance at 7 PM Wednesday, July 20, in the bandshell at Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main Street. Excellent opportunities for photos and video exist. (more...)

Cartoon Network Orders Second Season of Emmy-Nominated Series THE POWERPUFF GIRLS
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The wildly successful Powerpuff Yourself avatar maker has also given over 12 million fans of all ages the ability to see themselves as a real Townsville superhero. The series also picked up its first Emmy nomination this year for 'Outstanding Short Form Animated Program.' (more...)

Welcome to the Renaissance! Meet the New Company of SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Everything is changing at the St. James Theatre! As BroadwayWorld previously announced, the smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! has recently welcomed a slew of new principal cast members for its second year on Broadway.  The production now stars  Will Chase (Shakespeare), Catherine Brunell (Portia), Josh Grisetti (Nigel Bottom) and Leslie Kritzer (Bea), who were welcomed to the Renaissance yesterday July 18, and Rob McClure (Nick Bottom), who joined the cast just last month. Get to know the new cast below! (more...)

The National Civil Rights Museum Announces 25th Freedom Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Today, the National Civil Rights Museum announced recipients of The Freedom Award, the museum's signature event that honors outstanding individuals for their significant contributions to civil and human rights. This year's honorees are Benjamin Crump, civil rights attorney; Tawakkol Karman, Yemeni human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; The Honorable Damon Jerome Keith, longest serving judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Court; Soledad O'Brien, journalist and executive producer; and Bryan Stevenson, attorney and social justice activist. (more...)

Acclaimed WGN America Drama UNDERGROUND Featured at NAACP's 107th Annual Convention
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

WGN America's acclaimed series UNDERGROUND, which follows a courageous group of American heroes who attempt a daring flight to freedom from slavery, has teamed with the 107th NAACP Annual Convention, July 17-18 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (more...)

NYFA Awards Over $600K to New York State Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced the recipients and finalists of its Artists' Fellowship Program. (more...)

TNC's 2016 Dream Up Festival to Present ABOUT CLARENCE AND ME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival Presents 'About Clarence and Me', A Story About Race, Love and Music Performed on the Bench of a Grand Piano. (more...)

Launch CT Chapter League of Professional Theatre Women
by Lauren Yarger - Aug 31, 2016

The League of Professional Theatre Women has launched a chapter in Connecticut. (more...)

Maria Dizzia to Replace Annie Parisse in Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Second Stage Theatre just announced Maria Dizzia will assume the role of Shellie in the world premiere production of THE LAYOVER, written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman, on Tuesday, September 6. She returns to Second Stage Theatre after her acclaimed performance in the title role of Eurydice, during the company's 28th season. (more...)

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY and More Set for Washington Stage Guild's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Washington Stage Guild announces the 2016-2017 season of our distinctive repertory, an array of eloquent plays of idea and argument, passion and wit-smart theatre for a smart town! (more...)

Anne Hathaway Attached to Star in LIVE FAST DIE HOT, Based on Bestseller
by Movies News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Anne Hathaway is attached to star in the new film LIVE FAST DIE HOT from Warner Bros. The project is based on bestselling author Jenny Mollen's book, published by Doubleday in June. (more...)

The University of Texas at Austin Presents A SHADOW AMONG STRANGERS September 7-9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The romance, passion and fears of Edgar Allan Poe are brought to life by actor Lucien Douglas in this dramatic, solo performance that includes The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, Eleonora, To Helen, selected letters, and more. The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents A Shadow Among Strangers: Performing the Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe September 7-9, 2016 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre. Admission is free. (more...)

Clarence William Sickles Presents A HISTORY OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Clarence William Sickles traces the history of the famed Decalogue in his book, 'A History of the Ten Commandments' (published by Xlibris). This book is essential reading for those seeking to discover information about the greatest document in human history and wanting to learn about a new moral standard desperately needed in the ethically corrupt world of the present day. (more...)

Stage and Screen Star Aaron Tveit to Play The VETS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Broadway, TV, and film actor and singer Aaron Tveit will play The VETS in Providence on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 7:00pm. (more...)

ABOUT CLARENCE AND ME Chronicles a Chance Encounter at TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents, in association with Infinite Intel Productions, ABOUT Clarence AND ME A Story of Music, Love and Life Performed on a Grand Piano. (more...)

Michael Urie and Robin De Jesus to Star in HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of Homos, Or Everyone in American (October 20-November 27) by Jordan Seavey. Homos, Or Everyone in American, directed by Mike Donahue and featuring two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesus (In The Heights, La Cage Aux Folles) and Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, Ugly Betty, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), is a bitingly tender new play about trying to live and love in New York. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - POWERPUFF GIRLS Returns to Cartoon Network 9/1
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Cartoon Network is kicking off the school year with all your favorite shows! Emmy-nominated series THE POWERPUFF GIRLS returns Thursday nights beginning Sept. 1 at 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT), with a full week of power-packed premieres following on Monday, Sept. 19. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Iris Theatre's TREASURE ISLAND, Opening Tonight in Covent Garden
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

After receiving five Off West End Award nominations for their 2016 opening production of 'Much Ado About Nothing', Iris Theatre's open air promenade version of 'Treasure Island' opens tonight in the ground of St Paul's Church, Covent Garden in London. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below! (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

BWW Interview: Liza Vann in IAGO at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 12, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Liza Vann who will play Vivacity in James McLure's IAGO. Directed by the SuzAnne Barabas, the show will be performed at New Jersey Repertory Theatre from August 25th to September 25th. (more...)

Drew Droege and Michael Urie Team Up for BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS at Barrow Street
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

After sold out runs across the country, Drew Droege (Drunk History, Bob's Burgers, and the internet's 'Chloe') returns to New York for a three night limited engagement of Bright Colors And Bold Patterns at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow St, New York) from September 16 through September 18 before transferring to Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

Theater for the New City Sets 7th Dream Up Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

From August 28 to September 18, 2016 Theater for the New City (TNC), under the direction of Crystal Field, Artistic Director, will present its seventh Dream Up Festival, a feast of adventurous theater featuring new works from across the country and abroad. Helmed by the theater's Literary Manager, Michael Scott-Price, the festival offers 19 plays, all of which are world premieres or New York premieres. (more...)

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