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BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Storms into South High Magnet
by Christine Swerczek - Jun 30, 2017

This rainbow cast of all ages and abilities filled the stage and told the story of Dominican-Americans eeking out a living in the Washington Heights barrio of Manhattan to memorable rap music. You don't think you like rap? Lin-Manuel Miranda will change your mind. (more...)

Port of Kalama Files Appeal to Shorelines Conditional Use Permit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

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Hit Show IT'S ONLY LIPSTICK Returns to the Stage this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

During her 22-year career in the beauty and cosmetics industry, when Claudia DiMartino found herself exhausted and working around the clock or when colleagues stressed out over projects, she would often say, "It's only lipstick." Then, after a life-changing event in 2001, Claudia's catch phrase took on a completely different meaning…and she has been pursuing her true dream ever since. (more...)

CIRCLE OF FIFTHS: The Young Professionals' Arts Pass to Houston Announces New Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Circle of Fifths, a young professional's subscription series spanning music, theater, and dance, introduces audiences to 5 additional premiere Houston performing arts organizations in their second season. (more...)

Documentary Event THE DEFIANT ONES Debuts 7/9 on HBO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

THE DEFIANT ONES, a four-part documentary event, debuts SUNDAY, JULY 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO, with parts 2, 3 and 4 debuting on successive nights, JULY 10, 11 and 12, at the same time. Director Allen Hughes (“Menace II Society”) has made an unquestionably bold film about the unlikely but ultimately unbreakable bond of trust and friendship between Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, two street-smart men from different worlds who have shaped many of the most exciting and extreme moments in recent pop culture. (more...)

Mx Spring Highlights: Como cada año NUNCA JAMÁS nos invitó a divertirnos y apoyar a otros.
by Clemente Sanchez - Jun 26, 2017

Mx Spring Highlights: Como cada año NUNCA JAMÁS nos invitó a divertirnos y apoyar a otros. (more...)

Nickelodeon Brings O-Town, Hillwood, Bikini Botto & More to Comic-Con International
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Nickelodeon will immerse fans in three decades-worth of iconic characters and shows as it brings Rocko's Modern Life, Hey Arnold!, SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to life at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2017. (more...)

River Stage Festival Returns to London's South Bank; Full Line Up Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Five free weekends of the best and brightest entertainment from some of the UK's leading arts and culture organisations will once again arrive at London's South Bank this summer; The Glory, HOME, Manchester, WOMAD, Rambert and the National Theatre each 'take over' the River Stage for a weekend throughout July and August. (more...)

The Nash Announces July Lineup of Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

 The Nash announces its calendar of shows for July.  The live jazz club features a wide array of jazz styles, jam sessions, lectures and matinee shows to appeal to all tastes and ages. (more...)

Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The New Group has announced four productions for its 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Blair Baker to Play HAMLET in Gender-Bending Adaptation at SheNYC Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Blair Baker will play Hamlet in a gender-bending adaptation at SheNYC Arts. The new play adaptation by Tatiana Barcari and Wednesday Derrico will run at the Connelly Theater this July. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SPAMILTON Celebrates Re-Opening at 47th Street Theater!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 20, 2017

Spamilton, the comedic musical take on all things Hamilton and Broadway, opened last night at its new home at the 47th Street Theater/The Puerto Rican Traveling Theater. The new theater on 47th Street, which is just a block from its inspiration and main punchline, hosts the show for an open engagement. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE presents one of the most beloved family friendly musicals of all time with the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, PETER PAN, with music by Mark 'Moose' Charlap and Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on J.M. Barrie's unforgettable story, musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Cheryl Baxter and direction by Yvette Lawrence. PETER PAN opens on Friday, July 14, 2017 and runs through Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.    (more...)

Hit Show IT'S ONLY LIPSTICK Opens Right After LA Fringe!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

During her 22-year career in the beauty and cosmetics industry, when Claudia DiMartino found herself exhausted and working around the clock or when colleagues stressed out over projects, she would often say, "It's only lipstick." Then, after a life-changing event in 2001, Claudia's catch phrase took on a completely different meaning…and she has been pursuing her true dream ever since. (more...)

ESPN to Televise Pacquiao's First Non-PPV Fight Since September 2005
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, boxing's only eight-division world champion and the only sitting Senator to capture a world championship belt, will add another first to his burgeoning list of Hall of Fame-caliber accomplishments with his live debut on ESPN (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Unveils Vision '22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Director Pamela Tatge recently unveiled Vision '22, a strategic approach for the Pillow's development over the next five years, through 2022. Vision '22 is a blueprint for enabling the Pillow to become a year-round center for dance creation and to more robustly serve artists and audiences alike. (more...)

Il profumo di Musical e' nell'aria di Padova
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Nei mesi di Giugno e Luglio 2017 prende il via la rassegna teatrale curata dalla Dreaming Academy, Accademia di Musical e Spettacolo di Padova che opera nell'ambito della formazione artistica da ormai piu' di cinque anni. Gli spettacoli proposti saranno portati in scena dagli allievi del triennio accademico professionale e dei corsi collaterali della Dreaming. (more...)

Yarina Gurtner to Bring Moving Love Story EMMA'S BLISS to MITF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

When facing death... What becomes essential in life? EMMA'S BLISS by Claudia Schreiber, with lyrics by Yarina Gurtner and live music by Brandon G. Reilly, is directed by Yarina Gurtner and Christian Scharrer, with musical direction by Yarina Gurtner and Lukas Thoni. The production will play this summer's MITF. (more...)

Australian Premiere of DRY LAND Announced for Kings Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Highly acclaimed companies, Outhouse Theatre Co and Mad March Hare, join forces to present the Australian premiere of Dry Land, the riveting play by much-heralded newcomer Ruby Rae Spiegel. The play, that has created a huge stir amongst critics and audiences across the U.S. and London, will have its Australian premiere at the Kings Cross Theatre (KXT) from 28 July. (more...)

MASTERCHEF Announces Series of Online Cooking Classes Taught by Former Winners
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

America's most-watched competitive cooking show MASTERCHEF (Wednesdays, 8:00PM-9:00PM ET/PT on FOX), announced today the launch of “Cooking With MasterChef,” a series of online cooking classes with lessons taught by former winners. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience presents Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family. Measure for Measure is the first time Godwin is directing Shakespeare with an American company. The production runs this weekend, June 17, through July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Sale: Great Deals On Tickets For GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

The world premiere of Girl From the North Country, an electrifying new work written and directed by Conor McPherson, along with classic songs from Bob Dylan, opens at the Old Vic on 26 July. Book tickets here from £25! (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS from New Stage Theatreworks at Theatre Tallahassee
by Paula Kiger - Jul 9, 2017

This New Stage Theatreworks production of In the Heights takes viewers far beyond Tallahassee, puts us squarely in Washington Heights, and gets us bailando. (more...)

Livia Liyanto Reveals How She Overcame Her Fears to Achieve Success in Her New Book, 'Instant Results'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

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The Joyce Theater Announces Casting for Biennial BALLET FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Casting updates have been announced for The Joyce Theater Foundation's upcoming Ballet Festival, a two-week festival of ballet showcasing some of America's most exciting contemporary companies and choreographers with Joyce commissions on each program. Co-curated by Curatorial Associate John Selya, the Festival -- July 19-29 -- is designed to recognize dancers and choreographers who are creating work outside the traditional large company setting and, in many.  (more...)

DANCE FOR LIFE Chicago 2017 Takes Place 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The 26th annual Dance for Life Chicago will exemplify Chicago's versatile and virtuoso dance community with the eight companies that are performing August 19 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance, presents this annual benefit performance, which is preceded by a gala reception at the Hilton Chicago. (more...)

Comprehensive Exhibition of Costumes from The Israel Museum Opens in November at the Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The first comprehensive U.S. exhibition drawn from The Israel Museum's world-renowned collection of Jewish costumes opens at the Jewish Museum on November 3, 2017, and remains on view through March 18, 2018. Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem showcases over 100 articles of clothing from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries, arranged as complete ensembles or shown as stand-alone items. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Enters Final Week at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) acclaimed staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family, will close as scheduled next week, on July 16. Just 15 New York performances remain of the production. (more...)

Cast Announced for Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents Intimate Apparel, written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and directed by long-time company member Daniela Varon. This winner of the 2004 Steinberg New Play Award, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award runs in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre from July 20 through August 13, 2017. (more...)

Kris Nelson Announced as New Artistic Director and Joint CEO of Lift
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Following an extensive international recruitment process, LIFT has today announced Kris Nelson as their new Artistic Director. Currently leading Dublin Fringe Festival, Ireland's largest multi-disciplinary arts festival, Kris will take up the role in earnest in April next year. (more...)

PRIDE & PREJUDICE Comes To Lee Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Sparks of a different sort are flying at Lee Street theatre with the premier of Pride & Prejudice on July 20th! What better way to compliment the fireworks than with tickets to see the Center for Faith and the Arts' St. Thomas Players' production of Pride & Prejudice? (more...)

Claudia DiMartino's IT'S ONLY LIPSTICK Opens Thursday At The Whitefire Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Back by popular demand, accomplished actress Claudia DiMartino once again shares her touching, moving and hilarious story of leaving the corporate world to pursue her dreams (more...)

New Details of FANTASTIC BEASTS Sequel Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

The sequel to the Harry Potter universe's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has commenced filming according to The Hollywood Reporter. Eddie Redmayne returns to star and will be joined by Johnny Depp as Grindewald and Jude Law as young Albus Dumbledore. (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...)

Miami City Ballet Presents George Balanchine's THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2017

Miami City Ballet's new redesign of the magical George Balanchine's The Nutcracker will feature enchanting new costumes and sets by the designer-artist power couple Isabel and Ruben Toledo, Balanchine's glorious choreography and Tchaikovsky's beloved score. (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Opens Thursday at Lee Street
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The cast and crew can hardly contain their excitement as the world of Jane Austen is coming to life this Thursday at Lee Street theatre!  (more...)

Acorn TV Acquires Hit Drama Series NEWTON'S LAW
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

ABC Commercial today announced it has signed a new agreement with RLJ Entertainment's Acorn brand for rights to Australian television drama series NEWTON'S LAW. (more...)

New Theatre Presents Terence Rattigan's AFTER THE DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

David Scott-Fowler is a would-be historian, suffering writer's block and lost in an alcoholic haze, his heavy drinking seriously affecting his health. (more...)

BWW Review: In Solofest 2017 Hit Show IT'S ONLY LIPSTICK, Claudia DiMartino Shares Life Lessons Learned and Dreams Pursued
by Shari Barrett - Jul 14, 2017

Back by popular demand after being a hit of the 2017 SoloFest, accomplished actress Claudia DiMartino once again shares her touching, moving and hilarious story of leaving the corporate world to pursue her acting dreams in IT'S ONLY LIPSTICK at the Whitefire Theater in Sherman Oaks on Thursday evenings at 8pm through August 17. Directed by acclaimed solo show veteran Jessica Lynn Johnson, the show is DiMartino's story of surviving the dysfunction of an Italian-American family in Brooklyn to weathering the instability of being a marketing executive in the beauty industry in corporate America before the life-shattering events of 9/11 caused her to take a good, hard look at her life and make the decision that it's never too late to go after your dreams. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Opens Tonight at Adrian's Croswell Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

'In the Heights,' a musical by Tony Award-winning composer, playwright and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, will open tonight, July 14, at the Croswell Opera House in Adrian. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - STAR's Queen Latifah to Appear on Special Episode of EMPIRE
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

On an epic night of music and drama, Carlotta (Queen Latifah) comes face-to-face with Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett), as the worlds of EMPIRE and STAR collide Wednesday, Sept. 27 on FOX. (more...)

Tier 1 Multi-service Operator in India Has Placed Orders Totaling Over $13 Million for Ceragon's IP-20 Platform and Services
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

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Midtown International Theatre Festival to Present 100 Plays in 23 Days Starting This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works, July 15 - August 6, 2017 at the WorkShop (312 W. 36th Street, NYC). New York's oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Joshua Grosso and More in IN THE HEIGHTS at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Joshua Grosso is making his Pittsburgh CLO debut as Usnavi in IN THE HEIGHTS, running now through July 16. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Opens Next Week at Lee Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Travel back to a time of dazzling balls and dashing romance with the Center for Faith and the Arts' St. Thomas Players' production of Pride & Prejudice opening July 20 at Lee Street theatre!  (more...)

Further Details Announced for d:mic DANCE FEST!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Yvonne Ng, the Artistic Director of the dance: made in canada/fait au canada Festival (d:mic/fac), was awarded the Toronto Arts Foundation's prestigious 2017 Muriel Sherrin Award for contributing to the cultural life of Toronto through outstanding achievement just this past May. (more...)

White Bear Theatre Presents New Comedy CATASTROPHISTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Raf and Harry have well-paid jobs, a lovely semi in leafy Barnes and a brand new second residence in the heart of Wiltshire. In the neighbouring field, Claudia and Peter have a chewed up vegetable patch, a carbon-neutral yurt complex and an absolute conviction that the apocalypse is imminent. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: IN THE HEIGHTS Exudes Hot Caribbean Flair
by Dylan Shaffer - Jul 10, 2017

Flags of the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Mexico adorn the balconies and railings of the barrio in Lin-Manuel Miranda's 2008 musical In The Heights. The show, which won the Tony that year for Best Musical, brings a Hispanic flair to the Benedum stage through the accents, language, and styles of dances, uncommonly seen by a Pittsburgh audience as part of the Pittsburgh CLO's 2017 summer season. (more...)

IT'S ONLY LIPSTICK is Back This Thursday!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

During her 22-year career in the beauty and cosmetics industry, when Claudia DiMartino found herself exhausted and working around the clock or when colleagues stressed out over projects, she would often say, "It's only lipstick." Then, after a life-changing event in 2001, Claudia's catch phrase took on a completely different meaning…and she has been pursuing her true dream ever since. (more...)

Lisa Emery and Frank Wood Star in Playing on Air's Latest Podcast of Lanford Wilson's A BETROTHAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Claudia Catania, founder and Artistic Director of Playing on Air, has announced the release of Playing on Air's latest podcast: Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson's 1986 short play, A Betrothal, featuring Lisa Emery (Broadway's Casa Valentina) and Frank Wood (Tony Award winner for Broadway's Side Man). (more...)

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