Common Ground

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John Golden Theatre (New York, NY)
252 West 45th St.
New York, NY
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WE ARE THE BRAVE'S 'Sparrow (Culture Fires Remix)' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Sydney's synth-pop duo We Are the Brave have shared “Sparrow (Culture Fires Remix)” from their Sparrow (The Remixes) EP out now on KID Recordings. (more...)

World Premiere of Hunter Bell & Lee Overtree's FOUND, GHOST STORIES Revival and More Set for Atlantic Theater Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2014 - 2015 season productions, featuring world premiere productions from Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree, Halley Feiffer, Rajiv Joseph andDoug Wright, an American premiere from Moira Buffini and a revival from Atlantic's founder David Mamet. (more...)

Common Wealth Endeavors to Present Sandi Toksvig's BULLY BOY, 6/12-28
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Common Wealth Endeavors will present Sandi Toksvig's 'Bully Boy' as the first production of the 2014 season. Directed by Kari Barclay and starring Justin Brent Johnson and Common Wealth founder Gregor McElvogue, this production follows a two-night staged reading of the play presented by Common Wealth in August 2013, a fundraiser that raised $500 for Iran Afghanistan Veterans of America. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RED Invokes a Conversation About Art
by Maggie Yates - May 27, 2014

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MY WAY, THE LION IN WINTER and More Set for Firehouse Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Firehouse Theater Company announces its 2014-2015 Season. Details below! (more...)

Fitz And The Tantrums Release Remix EP Of 'The Walker
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Fitz and The Tantrums' 'The Walker' Remix EP is available now on iTunes here, Amazon here and at all other digital retailers. (more...)

Steven Tyler Sings with WigSalon's Joe Z. in Venice, CA
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Venice embodies the artistic soul of California. If you keep your eyes open, you'll see all sorts of artists enjoying the Venice vibe and great food. Late April, Joseph Aronesty, CEO and founder of WigSalon.com, had enjoyed his Gjelina's yummy garbanzo/kale soup and was improvising songs, when in popped Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and his GF Sydney. They had pizza and wine. Gjelina's pizza is world renowned and deservedly scores high marks for thin-crust pizza in greater Los Angeles. (more...)

Leidos Awarded Task Orders Totaling $54 Million Under Space And Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic IDIQ Contract
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

RESTON, Va., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded three competitive task orders by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic to provide engineering, integration and training services. The cost-plus-fixed-fee task orders each have a one-year base period of performance, two one-year options and together a total value of approximately $54 million, if all options are exercised. The task orders were awarded under the Battlespace Awareness IDIQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) Contract Number N65236-13-D-4861. Work will be performed primarily in Charleston, S.C., Virginia Beach, Va., San Diego, Calif. and Suitland, Md. (more...)

Paleo Advocate Author Tina Turbin Launches Gluten-Free Podcast Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Los Angeles, CA (more...)

Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards Tonight; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, will hold the 59th Annual Obie Awards tonight, Monday, May 19, 2014, at Webster Hall in the East Village, 125 East 11th Street. The Obies will be co-hosted by the distinguished actress Tamara Tunie, whose many memorable stage performances include the lead in the Public Theater's Troilus and Cressida, while her film and television credits include Devil's Advocate, FLIGHT, City Hall, Snake Eyes, Eve's Bayou, The Caveman's Valentine, The Red Road, 'Law and Order: SVU', '24', 'Sex and The City', 'NYPD Blue'. (more...)

Season 3 of E!'s TOTAL DIVAS to Premiere 9/7
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2014

E!, WWE® and Bunim-Murray Productions continue their intimate look inside the glamorous, hectic and often dramatic lives of the WWE Divas when “Total Divas” returns for season three Sunday, September 7th at 9pm ET/PT. (more...)

Sasha De Sola & Tiit Helimets Set for SLEEPING BEAUTY at Allen Civic Ballet Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

SASHA DE SOLA, soloist of the San Francisco Ballet, and TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancer of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear as guest artists in a collaborative performance co-presented by the Allen Civic Ballet and the Allen Philharmonic. Ms. De Sola and Mr. Helimets will dance the Grand Pas de Deux in The Sleeping Beauty Act III in collaboration with the Allen Civic Ballet and the performance will be accompanied by the Allen Philharmonic at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas on May 17, 2014. (more...)

Tony Nominee Harvey Fierstein Calls for Help for Transgender Girl in NY Times Piece
by Louisa Brady - May 16, 2014

Today's New York Times featured a piece written by 2014 Tony Award Nominee Harvey Fierstein (Casa Valentina). The piece tells the horrifying story of a teenage girl (referred to as simply Jane Doe to protect her identity as a youth) who has been sexually and physically abused by family members as well as staff members of various institutions and residencies she's been placed in. Fierstein hypothesizes that the reasoning behind these attacks on this girl is because she is transgender. (more...)

Common Ground Theatre Presents IMPROV PERCOLATOR, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

New to Common Ground Theatre is Improv Percolator, a showcase for local improv students and teams. The evening 8:00 show will feature performances by students of all ages who are starting in the art form; a special guest group who does not usually perform at the theatre; and end with one of the teams who may be more familiar to Common Ground audiences. 'Artists needed other performance opportunities,' explained Common Ground Executive Director Devra Thomas. 'Common Ground is about making those opportunities available to the community.' (more...)

5th Annual BE FESTIVAL, Featuring Best of European Theatre, Returns to Birmingham, July 2-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

BE FESTIVAL, Birmingham's festival celebrating the best of European theatre returns to the city and a new home at Birmingham Repertory Theatre this July. Featuring over twenty electrifying performances from eleven European countries, plus live music, exhibitions, workshops, discussions and delicious food, this vibrant festival puts Birmingham on the map as the theatre capital of Europe from 2 - 12 July 2014. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces Lineup of Emerging Composers as Part of NY Phil Biennial
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

The New York Philharmonic and American Composers Orchestra (ACO), in collaboration with ACO's EarShot: the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, announce the selection of three works by emerging composers to receive premieres this week by the New York Philharmonic as part of the inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL. Julia Adolphe's Dark Sand, Sifting Light will receive its World Premiere June 5, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert; Andrew McManus's Strobe will receive its World Premiere June 6, conducted by Matthias Pintscher; and Max Grafe's Bismuth: Variations for Orchestra will receive its World Premiere June 7, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. (more...)

FatMouth Improv to Present THE JULY 19TH SHOW at Common Ground
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Because we really can't think of a better name, and because it says everything you need to know, FatMouth Improv presents 'The July 19th Show'. The show starts at 8 pm on Saturday, July 19th, at the Common Ground Theatre. (more...)

Angus & Julia Stone's Self Titled Album to be Released 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The new and captivating self-titled album from Angus & Julia may have never come to fruition if it wasn't for the legendary record producer Rick Rubin. (more...)

ANGUS & JULIA STONE Album Out 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The new and captivating self-titled album from Angus & Julia may have never come to fruition if it wasn't for the legendary record producer Rick Rubin. (more...)

THE COMMON GROUND Set for Toronto Fringe Festival, 7/2-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

4 teens. 2 queer parents. 1 musical dissertation. Playwright, director, and performer Dr. Ken McNeilly has turned 4 years and 400 pages of doctoral research into a brand new one-hour musical featured at the 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival, running July 2-13 at the Randolph Theatre. Tickets are available beginning June 12 via www.fringetoronto.com, by telephone at 416.966.1062 (ext.1), or at the door. THE Common Ground: You'll love it so much, you'll wish you had gay parents, too! (more...)

Tony Winners Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad to Star in SAME TIME NEXT YEAR at Atlanta's True Colors Theatre, 7/8-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

True Colors Theatre will present SAME TIME NEXT YEAR, running July 8 - August 3, 2014 at the Southwest Arts Center. Written by Bernard Slade and directed by Chris Coleman, the production will star Tony winners Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad. (more...)

Watch WE ARE THE BRAVE'S 'Sparrow (Rich Morel's Hot Sauce Mix)' Video
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Sydney synth-pop duo We Are The Brave have shared the video for Rich Morel's Hot Sauce Mix remix of their mesmerizing single “Sparrow” from their recently released Sparrow (The Remixes) EP. (more...)

Citizens Theatre Presents Glasgow Cultural Programme ON COMMON GROUND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

A cast of over 150 Glaswegians brought together by the Citizens Theatre will be joined by First Nation storytellers from Canadian Theatre company Debajehmujig to create a landmark outdoor event taking place in the Gorbals from 25 - 31 July 2014 as part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch We Are The Brave's SPARROW (RICH MOREL'S HOT SAUCE MIX) Video!
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2014

Sydney synth-pop duo We Are The Brave have shared the video for Rich Morel's Hot Sauce Mix remix of their mesmerizing single “Sparrow” from their recently released Sparrow (The Remixes) EP. The video, which delves deeper into the noir take on a night at an Australian strip club complete with pole dancing duets, was re-cut and expanded by acclaimed Australian video director James Chappell, whose original version was championed by MTV Buzzworthy and MTV Iggy. Watch it below! (more...)

Fountain Hills Theater Announces 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Fountain Hills Theater is proud to present its 2014-15 seasons for its three venues, Mainstage, Mainstage Too! and Youth Theater. For additional information call Patty Torrilhon at 480-837-9661 or email patty@fhtaz.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2014: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY AND LIZ CALLAWAY: SIBLING REVELRY Brings Two Great Singers Together
by Barry Lenny - Jun 25, 2014

The rapport between the two Callaway sisters, as expected being siblings, added so much to this performance, (more...)

Hilltop Hoods to Play Fox Theatre, 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Radio 1190's Basementalism and Z2 Entertainment will present Hilltop Hoods at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, September 4th, 2014. Tickets are on sale Friday, June 20th at 12:00 PM for $18.00 in advance or $20.00 day of show. (more...)

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 2014 Opens 7 June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

The highly anticipated Liverpool Arab Arts Festival returns to the city this week, opening on Saturday 7 June at the Bluecoat for the start of an impressive 9 day long festival. Now in its 13th year, the festival runs from 7-15 June bringing a delightful array of events from some of the finest Arabic artists the world has to offer. (more...)

'What Gave You That Idea?' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Wolfeboro, NH (more...)

South Carolina Announces Over 1.5 Million Minutes in Fit Family Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

In just four short weeks, the state of South Carolina has logged more than 1.5 million minutes while participating in the Fit Family Challenge. Coca-Cola has partnered with Upstate Parent, Palmetto Parent and Lowcountry Parent, along with CVS, Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Medical University of South Carolina and the South Carolina Hospital Association to pioneer this program in South Carolina. (more...)

Medicine Show Theatre to Present ANNIE SULLIVAN, TEACHER, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Living Historian Kate Carney and spoken word artist Jo Radner will perform on Thursday, June 26 at the Medicine Show Theatre, 549 West 52nd St. (3rd floor), New York City, at 7:30 pm. Donations will be $7 at the door. (more...)

When Competition Goes Too Far: One in Five Respondents to International Poll on Monster Willing to Switch Jobs to Escape Workplace Rivalries
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Monster, the worldwide leader in successfully connecting job opportunities to people, asked visitors to their site the question, “Have you ever considered leaving (or left) your job because of a workplace rival?” and received over 3,300 responses. International findings included: (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's POOR BEHAVIOR Begins Tonight at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Jamie deRoy and Barry Feirstein, present the New York premiere of Poor Behavior, a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck (Seminar, Mauritius, The Understudy, creator of NBC's 'Smash'). Poor Behavior plays a limited engagement starting today, July 29, and running through September 7 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street). Opening night is Sunday, August 17 at 7PM. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's POOR BEHAVIOR Begins Tomorrow at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Jamie deRoy and Barry Feirstein, present the New York premiere of Poor Behavior, a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck (Seminar, Mauritius, The Understudy, creator of NBC's 'Smash'). Poor Behavior plays a limited engagement starting July 29- September 7 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street). Opening night is Sunday, August 17 at 7PM. (more...)

Third Date Presents THE GUY SHOW at Common Ground Theatre, 8/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

Local favorites Third Date return to Common Ground Theatre with a unique improv show to close out the summer. In The Guy Show Third Date regulars Dan Sipp and J Chachula are joined by former members of Transactors Improv Company, Tim Johnston and Eric Singdahlsen, for two performances that explore friendship, careers, love and what it means to be a man in the world today. (more...)

Idan Raichel & Vieux Farka Touré Announce New Album 'The Paris Session'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The formation and success of The Touré-Raichel Collective, the band led by Israeli keyboardist and songwriter Idan Raichel and Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré (more...)

Bibliomotion Launches 30gurus Course: 'Chocolate Conversations' with Rose Fass
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Boston, MA (more...)

New Comedy Web Series COMMON GROUND Launches Kickstarter Campaign
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Common Ground follows the story of BEA and LIA -- two very different girls from two very different places -- whose lives come crashing together and flipped upside down after a Craigslist housing scam. Think 'Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23' meets 'Community'. (more...)

'E-Mail for Lovers' Launches Marketing Push for 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

MANLIUS, N.Y. (more...)

Uptown Players to Kick Off 2014 Pride Performing Arts Festival with MYTHICAL BEASTIE, COMMENCING and More, 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Uptown Players, a professional theater group located in the Uptown area of Dallas, has announced its programming for the 4th annual Dallas Pride Performing Arts Festival. From September 12 - 20, 2014, Uptown Players will present a nine-day festival of plays, cabaret acts, and a concert performance celebrating Dallas Gay Pride, closing with a very special presentation of Savage Love Live, featuring Dan Savage. (more...)

From Sea to Shining Sea- Where to Find the Brightest Stars at Regional Theaters This Summer!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 15, 2014

New York City is the place where stars flock to take their turns on the grandest stages in the world. Throughout the past year, Broadway has welcomed such film and television stars as Daniel Radcliffe, Patrick Stewart, Bryan Cranston, Debra Messing and Ian McKellen, as well as a slew of celebrated Broadway favorites such as Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald, Neil Patrick Harris and many more. The Great White Way isn't the only place for stars to shine on stage though. During the summer months, many cherished performers travel to regional theatres around the country to share their extraordinary talents with the rest of America. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of this summer's starriest productions at a theatre near you! (more...)

Bill Maher Asks - Has Social Media Made Us 'Bigger Assholes'?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2014

Before shutting down his show to take the rest of August off, comedian and pondificator Bill Maher asked a topical question to Comedy Central's Chris Hardwick (who also doubles as the CEO of Nerdist Industries)... (more...)

Great Books Foundation Names New President
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Chicago, IL (more...)

Specialty Pets Inspire Kids to Learn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

All pets bring us closer to the natural world, but specialty pets, such as fish, small pets and reptiles, provide a unique way to inspire kids to learn about the world around them. As teachers and families gear up for the start of a new school year, pets can help teach kids responsibility and how to keep a routine. They can sharpen kids' math and science skills through activities such as measuring food and water, keeping track of days of the week on a calendar and studying information about their care needs. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's POOR BEHAVIOR Opens Tonight at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Jamie deRoy and Barry Feirstein, present the New York premiere of Poor Behavior, a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck (Seminar, Mauritius, The Understudy, creator of NBC's 'Smash'). Poor Behavior plays a limited engagement through September 7 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street). Opening night is tonight, August 17 at 7PM. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's POOR BEHAVIOR Opens at Primary Stages this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Jamie deRoy and Barry Feirstein, present the New York premiere of Poor Behavior, a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck (Seminar, Mauritius, The Understudy, creator of NBC's 'Smash'). Poor Behavior plays a limited engagement through September 7 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street). Opening night is Sunday, August 17 at 7PM. (more...)

HBO Drama Series BOARDWALK EMPIRE to Begin Fifth & Final Season 9/7
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Emmy®-winning HBO drama series BOARDWALK EMPIRE returns for its eight-episode, fifth and final season SUNDAY, SEPT. 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Gabe Bowling Talks MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING and Career
by David Clarke - Aug 12, 2014

Nestled snugly in the St. Luke's Theatre on West 46th Street is the funny and entertaining MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING, which has recently welcomed new cast member Gabe Bowling. Last week, I met with Gabe Bowling at Betti Bar at Hourglass Tavern to chat about the show and his career. (more...)

Summer Sisters to Stage MONSTER CAMP at Common Ground, 8/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2014

Common Ground Theatre and Summer Sisters present 'MONSTER CAMP: An Exploration of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein', directed by Rachel Klem and Tamara Kissane, and running August 28-30, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at the Common Ground Theatre, 4815B Hillsborough Rd., Durham, NC 27705. (more...)

The Toure-Raichel Collective to Release New Album 'The Paris Session' 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

The formation and success of The Touré-Raichel Collective, the band led by Israeli keyboardist and songwriter Idan Raichel and Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré—icons in their own countries and abroad (more...)

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