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AT MY PACE: LESSONS FROM OUR MOTHERS is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

NEWTON, Mass., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ At 81-years old, Jill Ebstein's mom signed up for a formal program in religious studies. Previously unable to attend college and now widowed, her mom set out to take care of unfinished business. Since the books seemed too heavy for her to lug around, her younger classmates chipped in to buy her a rolling backpack. When she completed the course and expressed pride in finally having a 'real graduation,' her children flew out for the ceremony. Her son held a party for her at his accounting firm. 'We are all unfinished people with opportunities to grow,' writes Ebstein in her newest collection to her At My Pace series of books, called AT MY PACE: LESSONS FROM OUR MOTHERS. (more...)

Cast Announced for LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for Shakespeare's playful romantic comedy Love's Labor's Lost, staged by acclaimed director Marti Maraden as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Inky Cloak and the Albany Present WE RAISE OUR HANDS IN THE SANCTUARY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The 1980's saw a major shift towards the emergence of a global gay club culture, but it was set against a backdrop of desperate levels of unemployment, riots, driven by racism, and AIDS casually reported as a gay plague. (more...)

HAVENHURST Opens its Doors in Select Theaters and on Cable and Digital VOD 2/10
by Movies News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Brainstorm Media and Twisted Pictures have announced the February 10th limited theatrical and nationwide Cable VOD and Digital HD release of Andrew C. Erin's Havenhurst. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Ring Twice for Miranda, a new play written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob) is currently in previews at New York City Center Stage II (131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues) and officially opens on February 12th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The CSO and Chorus Present the Second Half of the RUSSIAN WINTER FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Conducted by CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov and featuring the CSO Chorus, the second and final installment of the CSO's Russian Winter Festival offers three pillars of Russian classical music and one chorus-only Russian Orthodox hymn. (more...)

Broadway World Award Winner Kim Sutton Debuts Bold New Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

MAC and Broadway World Award winning performer, Kim Sutton, brings a bold new show, "Live to Tell, " a theatrical event conceived and created by Kim Sutton, Steven Ray Watkins, and Lennie Watts, to the Laurie Beechman Theatre this March for three performances. The "mischievous blonde bombshell and rebellious rabble-rouser," as she was described by Broadway World, celebrates her life with an eclectic musical set that samples 48 tunes by Madonna. Sutton recounts her childhood, years as a sailor, three brain surgeries and her 'inevitable transformation into a woman of substance."  Now recovered and well, Sutton pulls out all the stops in a show that's part intimate cabaret, part spectacle and part theater.   (more...)

Tamikrest Introduces New Album, Kidal Out on Glitterbeat Records This March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

All around Kidal, the Malian desert stretches in every direction. Endless horizons of rock and sand, barren and parched. (more...)

Emerging Electronic Singer-Songwriter Salt Ashes Unveils 'Save It' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Emerging UK electronic singer-songwriter Salt Ashes has released the brooding music video for “Save It,” which is the lead single from her self-titled debut album that was released in July 2016. (more...)

Pig Iron Theatre Company's New Symphonic Theater Show to Meditate on Climate Change
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Pig Iron Theatre Company, the internationally acclaimed, Philadelphia-based organization, has announced A Period of Animate Existence, an ambitious new multimedia production that meditates on perhaps the most pressing issue facing this and future generations-climate change, which threatens to result in the loss of 20-50% of all living species on earth-and asks, "How do we contemplate the future in such a moment?" (more...)

National Theatre Wales to Launch 2017 with LIFTED BY BEAUTY: ADVENTURES IN DREAMING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

National Theatre Wales' first production of 2017 will be inspired by and performed in Rhyl, in north Wales this March/April, in the company's tradition of making theatre productions with and for local communities. (more...)

Rhyl Takes Centre Stage In National Theatre Wales' First Production Of 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

National Theatre Wales' first production of 2017 will be inspired by and performed in Rhyl, in north Wales this March/April, in the company's tradition of making theatre productions with and for local communities. (more...)

BWW TV: Go Behind the Scenes with Off-Broadway's RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 18, 2017

Rehearsals kicked off in December for the new play Ring Twice for Miranda, written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob). Click below to go behind-the-scenes with the cast and creative team! (more...)

HAVENHURST Opens its Doors in Select Theaters and on Cable and Digital VOD 2/10
by Movies News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Brainstorm Media and Twisted Pictures have announced the February 10th limited theatrical and nationwide Cable VOD and Digital HD release of Andrew C. Erin's HAVENHURST. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Unveils 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Canadian Opera Company presents a 2017/2018 season that defies conventions on what opera can be and cements the art form's enduring relevance as a reflection of timeless human relations and universal themes. (more...)

Katie Goodman's MID-LIFE CRISIS TOUR Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

KATIE GOODMAN'S "MID-LIFE CRISIS" TOUR comes to Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, on Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00pm. Comedian and on-line celebrity, Katie Goodman, captivates her audience with her unique style of raw humor and gutsy original musical satire. An internationally touring musical comedienne, Goodman is known for providing an audience with an act that is political, personal, and wildly entertaining. Honed to a razor sharp edge, her recently released first solo album received enormous praise from Punchline Magazine, who put it best: "On par not just with any woman in modern comedy, not just with any music act in modern comedy but, categorically on par with anyone working the current comedy scene…" Katie has been seen on Showtime, Current TV and TruTV. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Rehearsals kicked off in December at New 42nd Street Studios for the new play Ring Twice for Miranda, written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob). BroadwayWorld has a more in-depth peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Discovery & Lionsgate Announce Series Commitment for Original Scripted Viet Nam War Drama THE SUCK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Discovery Channel and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) today announced a series commitment on the original scripted project, THE SUCK, to air in 2018. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Sarasota Opera announced its 2017/18 Fall and Winter Festival Season today at a press conference held on the Sarasota Opera House main stage in Sarasota, FL. The event was overseen by Maestro Victor DeRenzi, artistic director and principal conductor, and Richard Russell, Executive Director. (more...)

BWW Review: MATILDA Brings Music, Mischief, and Magic
by E.H. Reiter - Feb 3, 2017

Matilda, her schoolmates, and some outrageously self-absorbed adults have descended upon the San Diego San Diego Civic Theatre through February 5th. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Off-Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 3, 2017

Ring Twice for Miranda, written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob) is currently in previews at New York City Center Stage II (131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues) and will officially open on February 12th. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

Penned in the Margins Presents NO DOGS, NO INDIANS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Premiering at the Brighton Festival in the 70th anniversary year of Indian independence, poet Siddhartha Bose weaves together true and fictional tales of British colonialism and its legacy. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Continues its 30th Anniversary Season with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 30th Anniversary season with the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, running March 21-April 16.  With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, with choreography by Stephen Casey and features Julian Alvarez, Derrick Cobey, Patrick H. Dunn, Robert Farruggia, Adam Kemmerer, Ciji Prosser, Darren Ritchie, Danny Rutigliano, and Steve Steiner.  The ensemble features Jason Taylor Armstrong, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, John DiFerdinando, Maggie Griffin-Smith, Megan Helen Jones, Lauren Krigel, Caitlin Ort, William Pazdziora,  Miriam Grace Payne, Christopher J. Perugini, Dominick Sannelli,  Keith L. Watford, and Timothy Walton. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Classical Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Music Director Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony announce the 2017-18 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series and special events. (more...)

The Chan Centre presents Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA, A Fierce Union of Flamenco and Greek Tragedy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Noche Flamenca'sAntigona, their critically-acclaimed work fusing flamenco and Greek tragedy, March 12 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Adapted from Sophocles' Antigone, and starring Bessie-award winner Soledad Barrio as the lead, Antigona looks at repression, heroism and loss in a fiery, multi-media spectacle. (more...)

Theatre Artists Studio Presents STOREFRONT CHURCH by John Patrick Shanley
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The three great American institutions: Business, Religion and Politics, collide in the engaging, humorous play by Pulitzer, Tony, and Oscar award winning playwright John Patrick Shanley. Completing Shanley's "Church and State" trilogy which includes Doubt and Defiance, Storefront Church examines the intricate, and sometimes tenuous, relationships of a Bronx borough as its residents are confronted with spiritual, financial, and moral crossroads. (more...)

Everyman Rep Brings 1980s Berlin to Present Day Liverpool in THE CONQUEST OF THE SOUTH POLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The luminosity of 1980s Berlin is brought compellingly to present day Liverpool by the Everyman Company in The Conquest of the South Pole. Associate Director Nick Bagnall directs Manfred Karge's story of rebels who imagine themselves on Roald Amundsen's expedition in their attic. Full of inventiveness, Defiance and aspiration, the spirit of this classic European text is as vital now in Brexit Britain as it was in Germany 30 years ago.    (more...)

New Historical Fiction SIZZLIN' SUMMER SURPRISE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The year 1967 will always be remembered as a very turbulent time in America. It marked a period of uncertainty, social unrest, and violent acts which greatly wounded society. Author Alton J. Myers lived through this time as retold in his new historical fiction novel based on true events, 'Sizzlin' Summer Surprise.' (more...)

Photo Flash: RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Ring Twice for Miranda, a new play written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob) officially opened yesterday, February 12th, at New York City Center Stage II (131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues). Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

World Premiere of A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS is Stunning
by Linda Hodges - Feb 11, 2017

Playing now through February 26, 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' is at once haunting and hopeful; shattering and uplifting and will surely open people's hearts and minds to the plight of women in the world today. (more...)

RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA to Open This Sunday Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

A friendly reminder that Ring Twice for Miranda, a new play written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob) will officially open this Sunday, February 12th at 6:30pm at New York City Center Stage II. (more...)

HBO to Debut 4-Part Documentary Event THE DEFIANT ONES in 2017
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

THE DEFIANT ONES, a four-part documentary event, will debut on HBO in 2017, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. (more...)

VIDEO: John Cena Promos This Week's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
by - Dec 7, 2016

John Cena hosts this week's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE on December 10, 2016 with musical guest Maren Morris. Check out a promo for the show below! (more...)

Adaptation of Jean Racine's PHEDRE Opening Next Week at Trap Door Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The Trap Door Theatre will present Phedre by Jean Racine, adapted by Paul Schmidt, and directed by Nicole Wiesner, running Thursday, January 5, 2016, through Saturday, February 11, 2016, playing Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/23; TITANIC in DC, AMELIE in LA and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 23, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, St. Louis, Los Angeles and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include TITANIC at Signature Theatre, AMELIE in Los Angeles, and A CHRISTMAS CAROL in St. Louis, just to name a few. (more...)

VIDEO: SNL Reveals What Takes Place Between Cold Opening & Host Monologue
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Below, take a look at what happens behind-the-scenes of last week's SNL cold opening, featuring Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump and John Goodman as Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, and the opening monologue. (more...)

3rd Annual STEM Fest to Sets January Lineup at UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Storytellers, comedians, playwrights, musicians, and, yes, even scientists will show us just how entertaining the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics can be. It might not have clicked in 9th grade, but now there are drinks and you're no longer stuck in puberty. (more...)

root9B and SAIC Partner to Offer Advanced Cybersecurity Simulation and Training
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

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VIDEO: 'Hillary Clinton' Returns to SNL in Hilarious 'Love Actually' Spoof
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

In the hilarious spoof on the beloved film 'Love Actually' below,  Clinton attempts to woo a member of the electoral college to re-consider her vote for Trump. (more...)

BWW Review: FAITHLESS: A Family in Crisis
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 17, 2016

FAITHLESS is an intimate study of a Boston Irish-Catholic family facing a crisis. Mom is dying, but the adult children have different beliefs, resulting in a debate about her fate and a rehashing of family history before any resolution is possible. Sitting in a hospital waiting room with these four actors, the audience recognizes these people and understands what they're going through. Can they find closure and rebuild lost connections? (more...)

root9B Awarded $4 Million Multi-year Cybersecurity Contract with Global Sector Leader
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

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Gold Coast International Film Festival to Present Award-Winning Films
by Movies News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

GCIFF has an established track record of picking award winning films - and this year is no exception. (more...)

85th Hollywood Christmas Parade to Air on The CW & Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The 85 th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade featuring Grand Marshal Olivia Newton-John, will premiere as a two-hour primetime special on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT (7:00 p.m. CT) on The CW Network repeating on Wednesday, December 21, 2106 at 3:00 p.m. ET/PT (2:00 p.m. CT) on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel (more...)

Photo Flash: Off-Broadway's RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Rehearsals started yesterday, December 13th, for the new play Ring Twice for Miranda, written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob). Check out the company at the first day of rehearsals below! (more...)

Inky Cloak and the Albany Present WE RAISE OUR HANDS IN THE SANCTUARY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The 1980's saw a major shift towards the emergence of a global gay club culture, but it was set against a backdrop of desperate levels of unemployment, riots, driven by racism, and AIDS casually reported as a gay plague. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre Opens 2017 Season with GROUNDED
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Second Thought Theatre opens its gripping 2017 season with the area premiere of Grounded by George Brandt. STT Artistic Director Alex Organ returns to directing for the company for the first time since 2014's production of Cock. This year he directs the one-woman show portraying a female fighter pilot navigating the clash between a career in the typically masculine world of modern warfare and the more traditional role of wife and mother. Grounded begins with previews on Wednesday, January 11 and runs through Saturday, February 4. All performances of Grounded will take place at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Campus, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Tickets to Grounded can be purchased online at 2TT.co. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Liev Schreiber Honored at National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 13, 2016

Bryna Wasserman officially stepped down as executive director of The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) last night at a lavish gala concert and dinner honoring Golden Globe nominee and Tony winner Liev Schreiber.  The 'Golden Gala' at the Museum of Jewish Heritage featured a concert starring a line-up of young performers with dazzling voices, including three stars of the Drama Desk-nominated musical, 'The Golden Bride,' Rachel Policar, Cameron Johnson and Adam B. Shapiro. They were joined by two superlative young singers, Grace Field and Daniel Greenwood.  Folksbiene's artistic director Zalmen Mlotek led a 16-piece orchestra. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Rehearsals begin today, Tuesday, December 13th, for the new play Ring Twice for Miranda, written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob). To celebrate the first day of rehearsal, get a first look at the cast in character below! (more...)

Alvin Ailey Dance Presents MASEKELA LANGUAGE, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

On Friday, December 9, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater debuted Hope Boykin's r-Evolution, Dream., inspired by the sermons and speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. Nicholas Ashe, Jasmine Guy, Khalil Kain, Bevy Smith, Phylicia Rashad, Billy Porter and Joe Morton were in attendance for the world premiere, which will be performed during the five-week holiday season. (more...)

Folksbiene Honors Liev Schreiber Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) honors Golden Globe nominee and Tony Award winner Liev Schreiber at its 'Golden Gala' at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, tonight, on Monday, December 12th, 7pm. (more...)

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