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Investigation Discovery Greenlights Second Season of 'PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES, a partnership between America's leading mystery and suspense network, Investigation Discovery (ID), and Time Inc.'s People, America's leading multimedia brand mixing entertainment news, lifestyle coverage and human interest reporting, has received an early greenlight from ID for a sophomore season. (more...)

Investigation Discovery Renews Hit Series PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES For Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017


A. K. Girisam Pens MERRY MARINER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

In his autobiography 'Merry Mariner' (published by Partridge India), A. K. Girisam tells his life as a marine engineer. His laidback, easygoing attitude makes Girisam see the lighter side of every experience. This book projects the author's positive mindset and refusal to give up, despite many crisis situations that confronted him. (more...)

'The Physical Body, The Spiritual Body' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The disparity between the measurable, physical dimension of science and the invisible or spiritual concepts of theology leads to the perception of many as the two disciplines to be separate, unrelated and sometimes antagonistic. In 'The Physical Body, The Spiritual Body' (published by Balboa Press AU), author Ainsley Chalmers provides evidence that the two disciplines can be intertwined. (more...)

Photo Flash: LA LA LAND, Meryl Streep & More GOLDEN GLOBE Highlights!
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Last night, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced the winners of the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Check out highlights below! (more...)

Hartford Stage Adds Shaw's HEARTBREAK HOUSE to Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Darko Tresnjak, Artistic Director, and Michael Stotts, Managing Director, announced today that George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House, with its particular relevance to today's social climate, will replace Saint Joan as the final play of the 2016-17 season. Tresnjak will direct. (more...)

LOST SOULS and ANOTHER DOOR OPENS Get Free Readings at Spotlighters
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Join Spotlighters for free staged readings of two of the new plays submitted by local playwrights for this summer's Baltimore Playwrights Festival - Lost Souls and Another Door Opens - on January 14 at Spotlighters Theatre (817 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD). (more...)

Vim Vigor Dance Company Presents New York Premiere Of FUTURE PERFECT, 2/2-11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY presents the New York Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10010 (25th Street between 3rd & Lexington Aves). (more...)

New Line Theatre to Present THE ZOMBIES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," has shocked the music world by discovering a long-lost first draft by the legendary British team of librettist W.S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan, who together wrote fourteen comic operas between 1871 and 1896. (more...)

Author and Rutgers Law Professor David Dante Troutt to Speak at Free Community Event at George Street Playhouse, 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

George Street Playhouse will host "American Sons and Daughters: Bringing Opportunity Home," featuring guest speaker David Dante Troutt, a professor of law at Rutgers University and award-winning author of many books, scholarly articles and a variety of legal and political commentaries on race, law and equality, on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 7 p.m. The special event is free and open to the public, but those wanting to attend should register to do so at (more...)

Ring in the New Year with the Dallas Debut of JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Dallas Children's Theater (DCT) opens the second half of its 2016-2017 season with JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK, running from January 20-February 26, 2017 at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts. (more...)

THIS IS US, HIDDEN FIGURES Scribes Among Finalists for42nd Annual Humanitas Prize
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Finalists for the 42nd annual Humanitas Prize were announced today. The honor recognizes film and television writers whose work inspires compassion, hope, and understanding. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Jewish Museum's 2017 slate of lectures, discussions, and events begins in January with a lecture by curator Tessa Murdoch of the Victoria and Albert Museum, and a discussion featuring contemporary artists Uri Aran and Ian Cheng.  Other highlights include an adult studio art workshop and gallery discussions on specific themes and topics related to current exhibitions. (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Saturday, January 7, 2017
by - Jan 5, 2017

Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on Saturday, January 7, 2017! (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, MAMMIA MIA! Among First-Ever Broadway Series at Foxwoods
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Foxwoods Resort Casino turns 25 Years Proud this February, and the year-long celebration will present world-class entertainment that now includes, for the first time in Foxwoods' history, four multi-show performances of Broadway classics. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

NBC's GOLDEN GLOBE ARRIVALS SPECIAL will air on Sunday, Jan. 8 (4-5 p.m. PT/7-8 p.m. ET) as an exciting pre-show to the “74thAnnual Golden Globe Awards” airing immediately after at 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Celebrates the Delany Sisters in HAVING OUR SAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company kicks off the new year with the inspiring and warm-hearted Having Our Say, The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years by Emily Mann, adapted from the book by Miss Sarah ("Sadie") L. Delany and Dr. A. Elizabeth ("Bessie") Delany with Amy Hill Hearth.  Running January 27-February 19 and directed by Mary B. Robinson, the cast features Perri Gaffney and Cherene Snow as the two Delany sisters. (more...)

Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs to Meet in the Middle in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the third show of its 2016-2017 season, Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, starring Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs, with musical direction by Brent Crayon and directed by Ovation Award-winner Nick DeGruccio. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Gary Barlow and the Cast of THE GIRLS Perform "Sunflower"
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2017

Watch Gary Barlow and the cast of The Girls in the recording studio perform the song 'Sunflowers' from Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's musical The Girls. (more...)

TheatreWorks Brings International Comic Drama CALLIGRAPHY to Palo Alto
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with the Regional Premiere of Velina Hasu Houston's international comic drama, Calligraphy. Two continents, two cultures, two estranged sisters, and two cousins determined to bridge the gap between them, are all boldly calligraphed in this free-wheeling work set in Los Angeles and Tokyo, past and present.  East and West collide as Japanese free-spirit Sayuri and biracial American Hiromi care for their feuding mothers, whom they gamely hope to reunite before it is too late. Directed by TheatreWorks Associate Artistic Director Leslie Martinson, Calligraphy will be presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley March 8-April 2 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. For tickets ($35-$59) and more information the public may visit or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Vernon Alvin Thomas Releases 'The Seven Son & Seven Daughters'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

'The Seven Son & Seven Daughters': an inspirational journey from a time when things were simpler, but a lot harder. 'The Seven Son & Seven Daughters' is the creation of published author, Vernon Alvin Thomas, seventh son of sharecroppers Reverend Dempsey Thomas and Reverend Annie Laura Thomas, who was the seventh daughter and whose wisdom inspired this book. (more...)

BWW Review: Mazel Tov, Mazel Tov To AZ Theatre Company's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Herbert Paine - Jan 16, 2017

David Ira Goldstein, in his 25th and final year as Artistic Director of Arizona Theatre Company, has mounted an intensely human and deeply moving production of FIDDLER that is exemplary both in its distinctive portrayal of characters and place and its magnificent stagecraft (Kathryn Van Meter's spirited choreography, William Forrester's exquisite scenic design, and Cynthia Savage's brilliant costumery). (more...)

'GEORGIA MCBRIDE', A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and More Set for Cygnet Theatre's 15th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Do you remember when you were 15 years old? Everything was exciting, emotional and life or death. That's exactly like Cygnet Theatre's 15th season, without all those annoying 'changes.' (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

CHICAGO (Jan. 16, 2017) - As technology plays a more dominant role in children's day-to-day activities, Lynda Hope is focused on helping children 'tune in' to their emotions by developing and using their creativity. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, January 16, 2017 - All-Female JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 16, 2017

This weekend's big news: The American Pops celebrates '75 YEARS OF STREISAND' with a slew of stars in D.C. and 'WRITERS RESIST: #LouderTogether' takes place on the steps of the New York Public Library this Sunday! (more...)

Cygnet Theatre Announces 15th Season Shows Ranging from Classic Comedy to World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Cygnet Theatre is proud to announce its 15th season of presenting entertaining, thought-provoking and inspiring theatre. The 2017/2018 season reflects how it felt to be fifteen years old when everything was exciting, new, emotional and hilarious...and of course, seemed to mean life or death. (more...)

Matthew Kelly and Felicity Montague to Lead PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at The Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Matthew Kelly and Felicity Montague star in Pride And Prejudice at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, later this month. (more...)

BYE BYE BIRDIE's Dick Gautier Dies at 85
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

According to Deadline, Dick Gautier, star of BYE BYE BIRDIE and television's GET SMART, passed away on January 13. He was 85. Gautier's wife, Tess Thompson, reportedly announced the actor's passing with a brief Facebook post. (more...)

Nicole Kidman Opts Out of Broadway's PHOTOGRAPH 51 to Spend Time with Daughters
by Julie Musbach - Jan 14, 2017

According to Daily Mail, Nicole Kidman has chosen not to reprise her role in PHOTOGRAPH 51 to spend more time with her Daughters, Sunday and Faith.  Kidman stated that 'Photograph 51 was such a profound, spontaneous, incredible experience. I loved that instantaneous reaction, which you never have with film.' However when she took the idea to her Daughters 'they said nope!' (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Premiere at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present the world premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

Morris A. Matthews Releases 'The Saga of a Modern Day Lot'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Morris A. Matthews is proud to announce the release of his novel, 'The Saga of a Modern Day Lot.' 'The Saga of a Modern Day Lot' discusses love, lust, and the lack of self-control. It boasts a strong sense of reality, and sharp spiritual insight, with a keen sense of humor. The novel encourages the reader to examine the decisions that they make in life, or at least consider who is affected by those decisions. The book trailer for 'The Saga of a Modern Day Lot' was revealed today on DGT Book Promotion news. In addition, Matthews' shared his insights in an interview this week on the Reading and Writing Addiction blog about the inspiration for 'The Saga of a Modern Day Lot.' Morris A. Matthews' interview can be followed at and the official trailer for 'The Saga of a Modern Day Lot' can be viewed on YouTube. About The Book Hubert Alexander is a confident and successful marketing executive. He has a steadfast philosophy of working hard and playing hard. Unfortunately playing hard for this married father often involves other women. Because of his excessive boldness Alexander is certain that he has everything under complete control; that is until he encounters Christina Douglass, who turns his entire world upside down. With his life in total disarray seeking answers, Alexander decides to attend his mother's church. There he will hear a sermon called 'You are a sum of your choices' which is about a biblical character named Lot. Alexander feels this sermon was intended just for him. He will then be forced to make crucial decisions about his marriage, his finances, and his freedom as a whole. Will he make the right decisions? Praise for 'The Saga of a Modern Day Lot' 'This is an awesome book!! Once you read the first chapter, you will be immediately connected and hooked to see how the rest of the story unfolds, I have to honestly say, I have never read a complete book in years without jumping to another book before completing the last, but this book had a different effect which had me reading every chance I could, even at work on my break, I cannot wait, because there just has to be a sequel!' - Skeeter About The Author Morris A Matthews was born in Toano VA. He is a Navy Veteran with 4 years active and 4 years reserve, working in Aviation Maintenance Administration. After the military he worked in the Semiconductor and Electroplating industry, specializing in many areas to include, production, training, research and development, and management. Matthews is currently employed by the operations department for Anheuser Busch-Inbev. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, specializing in Entrepreneurship from American InterContinental University. The author is married, with three Daughters, 18, 16, and 11. His hobbies include working out, sports, and writing. 'The Saga of a Modern Day Lot' (274 pages, ISBN: 978-1-68333-735-5) published by Tate Publishing is available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. To learn more about Morris A. Matthews and 'The Saga of a Modern Day Lot', visit Facebook or Twitter Morris A Matthews@Momatt26. (more...)

Sheridan Smith Reprises Her Smash-Hit Performance As Fanny Brice Across The UK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Sheridan Smith will reprise her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice at selected venues for the UK tour of Funny Girl - she is set to perform in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin. (more...)

Chinese Composer/Conductor TAN DUN Joins the SSO for Final Night of Sydney Chinese New Year Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

???????Grammy- and Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero) will join the Sydney Symphony Orchestra next month to conduct a one-night only special event - Music under the Moon - to mark the final night of the Sydney Chinese New Year Festival celebrations. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for FUNNY GIRL Tour Across The UK and Ireland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Full casting is announced today for the tour of Funny Girl which enjoyed critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL's Sheridan Smith to Star in New Drama Series CLEAN BREAK
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Sheridan Smith, who is set to reprise her role as Fanny Brice for a National UK tour of the hit musical FUNNY GIRL, will lead an upcoming six-part drama series titled CLEAN BREAK for ITV. (more...)

MAMMA MIA Kicks off the Marriott Theatre 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The global phenomenon seen by over 60 million people all around the world and one of Broadway's longest running hits, MAMMA MIA!, kicks off Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running February 8 through April 2, 2017 with a press opening on February 15 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Factory to Welcome Back Trey Anthony's HOW BLACK MOTHERS SAY I LOVE YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Factory will present the return engagement of Trey Anthony's and Girls in Bow Ties Production of HOW BLACK MOTHERS SAY I LOVE YOU, written and directed by Trey Anthony after a sold-out run at Factory last May. (more...)

EVITA, GOOD MONSTERS Claim Top Honors at Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 10, 2017

Studio Tenn and Tennessee Performing Arts Center's joint venture to produce Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita in Nashville resulted in the production claiming the top prize as "Outstanding Musical of The Year" at Sunday's Midwinter's First Night event at The Larry Keeton Theatre. Nashville Repertory Theatre's production of Nate Eppler's original play Good Monsters took the title of "Outstanding Play of The Year" in the annual ceremony that dates back to its origins in 1989. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Emotional Closing Curtain Call
by Stage Tube - Jan 1, 2017

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF played its final performance on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. At the time of closing, Fiddler on the Roof played a total of 464 performances and we've got footage from the show's emotional final curtain call.  (more...)

Monodrama GOLGOTHA to Show Journey of a Holocaust Survivor at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

From January 26 to 29 La MaMa will present "Golgotha,' a tour-de-force monodrama performed in English by Victor Attar. (more...)

Monroe College Elevates Marc M. Jerome to President
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016


WATERSHIP DOWN Author Richard Adams Dies at 96
by TV News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Richard Adams, the English author best known for his 1972 best-selling novel 'Watership Down', has passed away at the age of 96. (more...)

BWW Review: HARD RAIN: A THEATRICAL PROTEST Presents Thoughts on the Election
by Maggie Yates - Dec 28, 2016

'Hard Rain: A Theatrical Protest' offered a workshop view of six new dramatic renderings of the American experience in this time of political turbulence. Commissioned and curated by John Blondell, this festival included short works inspired by the recent election. These early drafts functioned well as “think” pieces, and represent raw, immediate reactions to the cultures clashes lately highlighted by the presidential election. (more...)

Broadway's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Will Take Tradition on the Road in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

As previously announced, the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof will end its run on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 2:00PM. This revival will have played a total of 463 performances when it gives its final bow. Just confirmed, a National Tour is planned beginning in the fall of 2018. (more...)

Double Dose of Motherhood! Laura Benanti and Her Mom Are Teaming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Double the Benanti, double the chops, and a double dose of motherhood! Tony Award-winner and brand new mom Laura Benanti will be joining her mother Linda Benanti in concert at Feinstein's/54 Below this spring. (more...)

One Catches Light Festival, Marguerite Hemmings, Ensemble Pamplemousse and More Set for JACK's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

JACK has announced its winter/spring 2017 season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Glass Ceiling and Body Image Linked in Young Girls, says Former Stripper and Author of new publication "Daughters of Science: A Memoir" at Glass Beaker Publishi
by BWW News Desk - Dec 25, 2016

Parents nationwide want to show their Daughters that they can achieve anything, including presidency. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERGIRL on THE CW - Monday, January 9, 2017
by - Dec 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on SUPERGIRL, airing on THE CW on Monday, January 9, 2017! (more...)

VIDEO: Mel B Talks Taking on CHICAGO's Roxie Hart; Possible Spice Girl Reunion
by TV News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Mel B talked to Seth about how her American-born Daughters are helping her prepare for her starring role in Broadway's CHICAGO. (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Friday, December 30, 2016
by - Dec 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on Friday, December 30, 2016! (more...)

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