Breaking News: Darren Criss Will Lead HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH National Tour; Launches from San Francisco This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Darren Criss will launch the highly anticipated National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, reprising his critically-acclaimed performance at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco (October 4-30, 2016) and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles (November 1-27, 2016). Criss previously played Hedwig on Broadway for 12 weeks last year. (more...)

BWW Recap: Truth and Consequence on THE GOOD WIFE
by Jacqueline Bublitz - May 3, 2016

This doesn't feel like a penultimate episode. Like the penultimate episode. Mind you I'm watching 'Verdict' with a slight fever and a large dose of feeling sorry for myself. And perhaps I'm in denial. Surely this is just any old episode of THE GOOD WIFE. Presenting a ton of moving parts that will take weeks and months to resolve (with some, inexplicably, let go along the way). That's THE GOOD WIFE we know and love, right? (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Dame Judi Dench Discusses Shakespeare, Her Passion, CATS, Potential Broadway Return
by Matt Tamanini - May 27, 2016

Only some are able to ever identify their specific passion, far fewer are able to achieve, and only a select handful are able to make their passion their life's work; Judi Dench is one of those few. When I asked her why, despite a career spanning more than five and a half decades, and nearly every major acting award the world over, she continues to return to the plays of William Shakespeare, in a tone exceedingly gentle, yet slightly dismayed that the question need even be asked, she said, 'Cause that's my passion, Matt.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Jemma Alexander on THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL
by Jenny Ell - May 23, 2016

Having opened Off-Broadway in 2005, The Great American Trailer Park Musical has been performed across the US, Australia and Europe. It's had a bit of a hiatus over the last couple of years but Garry Lake and Waterloo East Theatre have brought the show to London where it is currently enjoying a limited run. BWW:UK recently caught up with cast member Jemma Alexander to talk about the show. (more...)

Act Too Pro to Present WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

On the heels of their smash hit inaugural production of MARY POPPINS, Act Too Pro is proud to announce their next project - WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.  (more...)

BWW Review: Towne Centre Theatre's PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2016

Will Miranne and Daniel Morgan give top-notch performances, playing Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in soon-to-be Lipscomb University theater grad Jonah Jackson's production of Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile, now onstage at Brentwood's Towne Centre Theatre through May 7. (more...)

BWW Blog: Aimee Hunsinger - Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome!
by Guest Blogger: Aimee Hunsinger - May 19, 2016

Hello. My name is Aimee and I will be your tour guide to anything and everything Millbrook Playhouse. I am super excited to share my experiences this summer with you.  Millbrook Playhouse is a unique theater that used to be a barn. It has been open for over 50 years, and I have been with the barn for 11 of those years! (Including this summer season) This summer I will be in Peace Love and Cupcakes, The Little Mermaid, and the Teen Performing Arts Academy's production of Into The Woods Jr. I will write about performances, rehearsals, and the fabulous adventures with my wacky friends.  (more...)

BEING THERE AWAKENINGS Hits Best Seller List in Hours
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

NEW YORK, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ On Tuesday May 17 th, Author RC Henningsen launched 'Being There Awakenings', the debut novel of the First True Fan Interactive Series of novels to readers across the US and not to his surprise within a few short hours it had reached Best Seller status. (more...)

Make your Next Move an Adventure, Suggests Van Rental Center
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

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VIDEO: Chloe Grace Moretz, Simon Helberg & Adam Pally Visit LATE LATE SHOW
by - May 12, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James asked guest Chloë Grace Moretz about her brothers' influence on her relationship with Brooklyn Beckham. (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Thursday, June 2, 2016
by - May 12, 2016

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Thursday, June 2, 2016! (more...)

Oprah Winfrey Looking For The Right Play For Her Broadway Debut
by Michael Dale - May 11, 2016

There have been possibilities in the past, but the mega-star is still searching for the words she'll want to say onstage every night, (more...)

TV One to Present All-Day EMPIRE Binge-a-Thon, 5/14
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

TV ONE is celebrating the blockbuster drama EMPIRE with a second season binge-a-thon on Saturday, May 14, giving viewers a chance to catch up with Cookie, Lucious and the rest of the conniving clan (more...)

FROGGIE'S BEST FRIEND is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

'Froggie's Best Friend' (published by LifeRich Publishing) is a children's story about friendship and the patience it sometimes takes to find a best friend. Through pictures and rhymes, author Jane Goedken hopes readers will encounter many of Froggie's friends and see who Froggie's unexpected best friend will be. (more...)

MapR CEO to Speak at Structure Data on Converged Data; Executives to Lead Sessions at Strata + Hadoop World
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

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Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com for 2/28/2016 - 3/6/2016
by BWW - Mar 6, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com from 2/28/2016 - 3/6/2016. (more...)

Lea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

This April, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look New Esquire Series THIS IS MIKE STUD, Premiering 6/21
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

THIS IS MIKE STUD, a new eight-episode docu-series premiering Tuesday, June 21 at 10 PM ET/PT on Esquire Network, will go behind the scenes, into the hilarious and entertaining life of Mike Stud (more...)

LENNON: THROUGH A GLASS ONION Opens in April at Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

A stage production about Beatles legend John Lennon which opened in Australia, has played Off Broadway New York, and wowed audience at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival will open in its spiritual home of Liverpool's next month. (more...)

Park Theatre to Present New Adaptation of THE BUSKERS OPERA, June 2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

London 2012. The world is watching. Can the city deliver the greatest Olympics ever? Pulling the strings is media mogul, broadcaster and puppet master, Jeremiah Peachum. Together with his star of the show, Lockitt, the Mayor of London, they are perfectly placed to capitalise on Team GB's gold and drive their political agenda across the finish line. Enter satirical street busker Macheath and his gang of dissenters 'The Ninety Nine Percenters'... (more...)

Flaming Leaf Press Presents New Novel by Gudjon Bergmann
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Why would a psychiatrist who has been meditating for more than thirty years try to commit suicide? That is the question that drives protagonist Robert Davis in this spiritual mystery set in Austin, TX. The novel challenges preconceived ideas that meditation must always have beneficial effects. It explores the practice in relation to death, personal philosophy, and community. The backdrop is the everyday life of a recovering alcoholic, lead parent, and therapist Robert Davis, whose whole life is upended after a meeting suicidal patient Dr. Vigo Andersen at the Austin Psychiatric Hospital. In his search for answers, Robert is sucked into a philosophical vortex that threatens everything he holds dear, including his marriage, his sobriety, his business, even his sanity. Will he lose everything or will he solve the puzzle? 'I wanted to write something real,' says veteran nonfiction author Gudjon Bergmann about his debut novel. 'Everyone knows that it is impossible to be happy and peppy all the time. Unfortunately, many of my peers in the self-developmental and New Age community would have us believe that. I wanted to write about the struggles that Come Along with spiritual practice, the confusion, the doubt, and the internal battles. Meditation does not create a steady ascent to enlightenment and there are many possible pitfalls. Few people acknowledge that. This novel will hopefully ignite a debate that explores the practice from all sides.' Where did he get the idea for The Meditating Psychiatrist Who Tried to Kill Himself? 'Fifteen years ago an acquaintance of mine, who taught Eastern meditation techniques, attempted to commit suicide. I could never figure out why. Meditation is supposed to elicit peace of mind, not longing for death, right? For me, it seemed like the perfect question to wrestle with in my debut novel.' Bergmann was born in Iceland in 1972, but moved the USA in 2010 and became a US citizen in 2013. He lives in Kyle, TX, with his wife and two children. He has written more than twenty nonfiction books about meditation, smoking cessation, mindful yoga, and stress management, to name a few topics. To learn more about the author visit www.authorbergmann.com For interview requests send an email directly to authorbergmann@gmail.com Flaming Leaf Press was established in 2016. Our vision is to publish works that challenge stereotypes about spirituality and personal development. Email info@flamingleafpress.com for promotional copies of the book, either in paperback or ebook format. www.flamingleafpress.com The Meditating Psychiatrist Who Tried to Kill Himself Publisher: Flaming Leaf Press Publication date: 4.4.16 Paperback: 6 x9, 194 pages, ISBN 978-0-9973012-0-5, $14.99 Ebook: 612 KB, ISBN 978-0-9973012-1-2, $9.99 (more...)

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Announces 9th Tour of North America.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

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SBCT to Launch New Children's Theatre Series with 'LITTLE KIT' This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Come join us for the inaugural production of the new South Bend Civic Children's Theatre Series in the Warner Theatre as adult actors present LITTLE KIT: Or, The Industrious Flea Circus Girl. (more...)

BWW Review: An Underdone Gem Shines with Seattle Shake's MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION
by Jay Irwin - Mar 24, 2016

When people think of George Bernard Shaw plays they inevitably go to "Pygmalion" or "Arms and the Man" or something like that. But there's one of his out there that does not see enough of the light of day, "Mrs. Warren's Profession". Maybe it's due to the subject matter or maybe not enough people know about it. Who knows? But it's long been one of my personal favorites so when I saw that Seattle Shakespeare Company was putting it up; you can imagine how excited I was. But of course the cynic in me quickly turned that excitement to trepidation with the thoughts of "Oh please don't screw up one of the few times this show will be done around here." Well lucky for me and for all you Dear Readers, who should rush out and catch this before it's gone, the Seattle Shakespeare Company does absolute honor to this fantastic work with some tight direction from Victor Pappas and performances to rival any production out there (yes, including the one I saw in New York a few years back). (more...)

SX Liquors Presents Trey Songz #SXintheCity Round 2 in NYC/NJ
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The award-winning, Sensual, and eXotic new SX Liquors brand will be leading Grammy Nominated R&B singer, songwriter, and producer Trey Songz back to several NYC and NJ hot-spots (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jarrod Spector, Ana Gasteyer & More to Perform on New Series THE KATE
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

A lively and original new national music series, THE KATE, pays homage to the series' muse and namesake, Katharine Hepburn, evoking the high-spirited charisma and iconoclastic essence of the cultural icon by featuring a dynamic lineup of vibrant artists who have something to say and share it during their performances. (more...)

Evite' Invites You to GTFO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

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ABC Reveals Next BACHELORETTE; Series Premieres 5/23
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Jo Jo Fletcher first stole America's heart on Ben Higgin's season of “The Bachelor,” where she charmed both Ben and Bachelor Nation with her bubbly personality and sweet, girl-next-door wit and spunk. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Announces 2015 New Play Prize Winners
by Louisa Brady - Mar 12, 2016

Marin Theatre Company is proud to announce Rachel Bonds as the 2015 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize winner for her play Swimmers-which is currently running on the MTC mainstage-and Nick Gandiello as the 2015 David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize winner for his play Sunrise Highway. Now in its ninth year, MTC's two new play prizes continue to celebrate the work of the American playwright and encourage the creation of bold, powerful new voices and plays for the American stage. (more...)

Original Paintings From Artists' Estates to Be Auctioned in Florida, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Only once in a blue moon does an auction Come Along that checks off all the boxes on an art collector's wish list a sale that contains fresh works by desirable artists not often seen in the marketplace, all with unimpeachable provenance and with very few having auction reserves. Such is the case with Myers Fine Art's connoisseur's selection to be auctioned on Sunday, March 13. Almost all of the recently discovered art will be making its first-ever public appearance in the 457-lot sale. (more...)

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL to Play Sydney Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Teen angst gets a body count when Westerburg High's hottest mean girls return in Heathers: The Musical this June (8-26) at the Sydney Opera House. (more...)

Bernadette Peters Expresses Interest for Broadway Return in 'Something Irresistible'
by Louisa Brady - Feb 28, 2016

In a recent interview with NewsOK, Broadway legend Bernadette Peters expressed interest in returning to Broadway, but on one condition... (more...)

La-Ti-Do's Executive Artistic Director Launches Lifestyle Blog
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Since founding La-Ti-Do in Washington, DC in 2012 and New York City in 2013, Don Michael Mendoza has achieved critical acclaim for his work and a solid reputation in the arts and beyond in the nation's capital and beyond. Now, he is breaking out on his own with an exclusive Lifestyle Blog about his experiences as a young producer and event hosting personality where he will highlight the many arts organizations and well-known local and national personalities he's collaborated with. (more...)

Ballet Company Producing First-Ever Prequel to the Iconic Nutcracker Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

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Hippos and Comedians Launch That's Fife Comedy Festival Programme
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Sitting astride two painted hippo sculptures, Scottish stand up comedy legend, Fred MacAulay, and Rosyth's finest physicist turned state-of-the-art comedy magician, Kevin McMahon, today (Thursday 18 February), unveiled a stunning programme of comedy talent for That's Fife.  Fife's side-splitting comedy festival will be staged at venues across the Kingdom from 1 to 30 April 2016, with Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, the central Hub of the festival.   (more...)

BWW Blog: Hannah Love - The Literal Blood, Sweat, and Tears of Theatre
by Guest Blogger: Hannah Love - Feb 17, 2016

I always think to myself how when you love doing something, you put your blood, sweat, and tears into it. That happens with most theatre kids. As performers, we experience bruises, broken nails, concussions, wounds, battle scars, other physical injuries, but we also experience deep, emotional connections that will stick with us for the rest of our lives that we'll always cherish.  (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 15-21, Featuring Claybourne Elder, Julie Halston, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Feb 14, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: The Nutty Professor Reunion Concert; Comedy Tonight: Broadway's Funniest Clowns; 54 Sings ABBA; Claybourne Elder at 54 Below; Hold On The Musical in Concert. (more...)

Point Park University's The REP Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The 2016-2017 season of The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, will include regional premieres and shows written by some of the best contemporary playwrights. (more...)

National Museums of Scotland Release Schedule for June 2016, and Beyond
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF  Fossil Hunters: Unearthing the Mystery of Life on Land 19 Feb – 14 Aug 2016 Free Exhibition Gallery 2, Level 3 (more...)

Jazz Singer James Torme to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, 7/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

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VIDEO: Duncan Sheik Says Broadway's AMERICAN PSYCHO May Be Filmed, Talks SPRING AWAKENING Movie
by Michael Dale - Apr 27, 2016

The composer/lyricist talks to Laura Heywood about his first hit musical and his newest. (more...)

Wallace Rushing Releases MASON DIXON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Wallace Rushing, an IT professional, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Mason Dixon: A view from an office cube: Painful Insights on Race, Religion and Sex': a gripping and potent book that details a story about race, equality, courage and acceptance. (more...)

Tickets to Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2016-17 Season on Sale 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is ready to shine with its 2016/17 season, Let Us Entertain You! (more...)

Glimmer Glass Festival's Premiere of New Jeanine Tesori Work Among OPERA America's Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

? OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce the latest recipients of Discovery Grants and Commissioning Grants from the Opera Grants for Female Composers program, made possible through the generosity of The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. (more...)

The McFlannels Set for Webster's Theatre in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The McFlannels are back! You saw them in 2011 and, by popular request, they return to support two small but important charities - David Hayman's Spirit Aid and Ralph Green's School Club Zambia. (more...)

Tiger Balm U.S. Ad Campaign Features ROAR BACK Theme
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Tiger Balm U.S., a leader in the topical pain relief category, today unveiled a new national advertising campaign entitled 'Roar Back.' The campaign introduces new print, digital assets and a series of videos that encourage world-class athletes and weekend warriors alike to recover from pain faster by using Tiger Balm's pain-relieving ointments, patches, and rubs. (more...)

Support Act to Honour Paul Kelly at MUSIC IN THE HOUSE, May 18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Support Act are proud to announce that Australia's unofficial poet laureate, Paul Kelly, will be presented with Support Act's charity award in recognition of their invaluable services to the Australian community at the Music in the House lunch on Wednesday, 18 May 2016, at The Ivy Ballroom in Sydney. (more...)

PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE to Return to Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Five years after the runaway success of SONGS FOR NOBODIES, Joanna Murray-Smith, Bernadette Robinson and Simon Phillips team up once again with PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE a brilliant one woman musical theatre piece returning to Melbourne on Thursday January 21, 2016 for a limited season at the Playhouse, Arts Centre. (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes in THE LEGEND OF NEW YORK and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

June Coen-Hewitt Releases WHO KNEW
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

June Coen-Hewitt RN, a registered nurse and retired General Motors employee, has completed her new book 'Who Knew': a fun and insightful story of how two young students persuade their principal into taking a more active role in the hallways of the elementary school. (more...)

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