FDA clears icometrix' image quantification software to monitor neurological disorders
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016


COSI FAN TUTTE and More Set for Transgressive Theatre-Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Transgressive Theatre-Opera announces its third season, beginning with a concert dedicated to the operatically misrepresented mezzo-soprano voice, The Maligned Mezzo. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Original Tom Jones Still Improving on His THE FANTASTICKS 50+ Years Later
by Gil Kaan - Sep 7, 2016

The latest production of the classic THE FANTASTICKS arrived at The Pasadena Playhouse September 6, 2016, directed by Seema Sueko. With the book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, THE FANTASTICKS was awarded the Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre in 1991, in its 33rd year of its 42-year Off-Broadway run (17,162 performances!). (more...)

Auto Parts: How Small Online Retailers Can Compete and Thrive in a World of Giants
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016


Attorney Kirsten Hildebrand to Host Estate Planning and Probate...
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016


BWW Interview: Paige Silvester is 16 Going On 17 in THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Heidi Scheuermann - Sep 20, 2016

Playing the oldest Von Trapp daughter, Liesl, is Paige Silvester. The role was made famous by the recently deceased Charmain Carr (may she rest in peace) in the 1965 film by the same name. Silvester hails from Sacramento, California; earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan; is no stranger to the stage; and writes a really fun blog. She grew up dancing, singing, and acting, and has performed The Muny, Sacramento Music Circus, and was most recently seen in the ensemble of the Broadway 1st National Tour of EVITA. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS Has an Endearing Musical Score and a Wonderful Cast at Lakeland Civic
by Roy Berko - Sep 19, 2016

As the lights come up on The Last Five Years, a musical by Jason Robert Brown, we find Catherine Hiatt (Neely Gevaart) sitting alone. She sings 'Still Hurting' in which she reveals the end of her five year marriage to Jamie. (more...)

Birmingham's First Improv Festival Launches 21 October!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Some of the best Improv companies and artists will descend on Birmingham from Friday 21 - Sunday 23 October for the city's inaugural  Birmingham Improv Festival 2016. Birmingham Improv Festival 2016 offers audiences three days of completely improvised plays, musicals, sketches,  puppets, costume dramas, and much more, in the intimate setting of the Blue Orange Theatre in the city's famous Jewellery Quarter. (more...)

BWW Review: MADDIE 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition London Cast Album
by Jenny Ell - Oct 6, 2016

Further empowering their ethos of preserving 'lost' British theatre, Stage Door Records are releasing their latest cast album, Maddie, with a 20th Anniversary Deluxe edition bumper pack of a CD. Originally developed at Oxford University in 1990 during a Stephen Sondheim masterclass, emerging and ambitious producer Kenny Wax opened the show at Salisbury Playhouse in 1996 following a series of workshops. The production then went on to open in the West End the next year following superb reactions from the critics. The two-disc album includes the original recording, alongside a collection of studio demos which include cut songs and alternate versions, and three bonus tracks recorded this year. (more...)

Panasonic Avionics and Aeromobile Announce Global Availability of New 3G eXPhone System
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016


Black Ensemble Theater Announces 2017 Season: A THEATRE SEASON OF DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Black Ensemble Theater's Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces the 2017 Season: A Theater Season of Dance. All productions will spotlight African American dance and artists in Different Times in history including The Nicholas Brothers, Josephine Baker, The Harlem Renaissance, and Sammy Davis Jr., as well as an historical look at Hip Hop. Performances will be held at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago. (more...)

BWW Review: LIZARD BOY is the Musical Hero We Deserve
by E.H. Reiter - Oct 12, 2016

LIZARD BOY THE MUSICAL is a unique and creative musical that fits the pop culture time that we live in. In a world where comics inspire movie blockbusters and HAMILTON seems to have reminded people that musical theatre can be current and innovative, LIZARD BOY is the musical that we both want and deserve. This sweet and funny musical is playing at the Diversionary Theatre through October 30th. (more...)

Not Blood Paint to Release New Album BELIEVING IS BELIEVING This June
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

To call Brooklyn art-rock outfit Not Blood Paint unique would be an understatement. Conventionally, the band is theatrically vivid and sonically intense. Musically, it's a group impossible to pigeonhole, far removed from traditional verse-chorus-verse structures. Not Blood Paint's new album, Believing Is Believing is out June 17.  (more...)

BWW Dance Review: ABT's 'Shostakovich Trilogy' by Ratmansky
by Barnett Serchuk - May 31, 2016

A funny thing happened on the evening of May 22, 2016, at the Metropolitan Opera House, where ABT was presenting Alexei Ratmansky's 'Shostakovich Trilogy.' There were lots of empty seats. Since Ratmansky's reputation has pretty much enveloped the entire ballet world, I was very surprised to see this. On the other hand, an evening of three Shostakovich works can be enervating, putting high demands on the eyes and ears of an audience. Many might prefer to just stay away. (more...)

MEET THE PRESS Dominates Key Demo for 11th Straight Broadcast
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

“MEET THE PRESS WITH CHUCK TODD” was the most-watched Sunday public affairs program in the key demo this past Sunday, May 22, delivering 1.002 million viewers. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre for Kids to Present MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre for Kids' production of Miss Nelson Has a Field Day will have audiences cheering for the home team! This touchdown of a musical proves that a little determination and hard work always lead to victory. Assemble your favorite players and hustle down the field to Walnut Street Theatre for this family-friendly, hour-long musical. Watch the Horace B. Smedley Tornadoes transform into the best team ever LIVE on stage June 3rd through June 11th, 2016. (more...)

Nice Work And She's Got It: Kathleen Marshall On Directing Charles Aznavour's MY PARIS at Long Wharf
by Michael Dale - May 12, 2016

The three-time Tony winner is hoping to bring the new musical based on the life of Broadway. (more...)

BWW Interview: Karen Zacarías on Writing, Passion for Theatre, and the World Premiere of Her Play INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH, at Milagro Theatre
by Krista Garver - May 10, 2016

This spring, Portland's Milagro Theatre, whose mission since 1985 has been to provide 'extraordinary Latino theatre, culture, and arts education experiences for the enrichment of all communities' is presenting the world premiere of its first commissioned play, INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH: AN ADVENTUROUS QUEST, by Karen Zacarias, based on the novel by Luis Alberto Urrea. In advance of the opening, I sat down with Zacarias to learn about her life, the play, and what she thinks about the Portland theatre scene. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2016
by - May 1, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Ted Chapin, David Dorfman On Addressing CAROUSEL's Domestic Abuse Issues At Connecticut College
by Michael Dale - Mar 4, 2016

A college production uses revisions to emphasis a look at the musical's issues from a more modern perspective. (more...)

BWW Review: Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller Raise Spirits at Feinstein's/54 Below with SIN TWISTERS TOO
by Alix Cohen - Mar 4, 2016

In a follow-up to their 2013 presentation Sin Twisters, on Wednesday night at Feinstein's/54 Below, show biz veterans Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller offered stories from the Broadway trenches, songs from their musical history, and affectionate one-upmanship, again deftly directed by Barry Kleinbort. (more...)

BWW Review: In History Theatre's WATERMELON HILL, the Stories of Unwed Pregnant Women in 1960s St. Paul are Told with Humor, Intelligence, and Compassion.
by Jill Schafer - Mar 23, 2016

The History Theatre in St. Paul is committed to bringing new plays and musicals to the stage, usually inspired by true events in Minnesota history. Their yearly Raw Stages festival, a series of workshops and readings of new works, often results in full productions in the following season or two. But I often wonder, what happens next? After a new play or musical is developed, produced, and well-received, where does it go? In the case of 2001's WATERMELON HILL, it comes back again 15 years later. As much as I love seeing new works of theater on History Theatre's stage, I'm thrilled that they brought this wonderful old new work back to the stage, giving it a fresh new production. Inspired by historical events, WATERMELON HILL tells the stories of three young women in the mid '60s, pregnant and unmarried, sent in shame to St. Paul's Catholic Infant Home to wait out their pregnancies, deliver their babies, give them up for adoption, and then leave and never look back. Surprisingly light and funny for such a somber topic, the play brings light to the all too familiar tale of the challenges and lack of education and choices facing women in the past, and perhaps to a lesser extant, even today. Along with THE HOW AND THE WHY and NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN, it's another fantastic choice of theater to present during Women's History Month. (more...)

Scoop: STITCHERS on FREEFORM - Tuesday, April 12, 2016
by - Mar 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on STITCHERS, airing on FREEFORM on Tuesday, April 12, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: ALICE IN WONDERLAND - A Family Adventure
by Lynn Beaver - Mar 14, 2016

ZACH Theatre's production of Lewis Carroll's ALICE IN WONDERLAND adapted by Katie Bender and Gabrielle Reisman, produced in partnership with Underbelly, is an interactive adventure for the whole family. (more...)

BWW Review: BUGLISI DANCE THEATRE Celebrates Women of Distinction
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jun 9, 2016

Like sand through the hourglass, so is the choreography of Jacqulyn Buglisi. No one can argue that Ms. Buglisi knows how to craft beautifully lush movement. Her dances are ephemeral yet timeless, like a conjured dream held in stasis. But in the wrong hands, this ravishing quality becomes smothering. Luckily Ms. Buglisi formed her original company with Terese Capucilli, Christine Dakin, and Donlin Foreman. At the time they were filling a void left in the wake of Martha Graham's death. More than this, they were four of the most talented dancers on the planet coming into their own as creators while using their own incomparable bodies as tools of deliverance; how could the results be anything less than spectacular? Though one wonders, was it the work or the performers? We found out on June 7th, 2016 at The Ailey Citigroup Theatre during the gala performance of Buglisi Dance Theatre's 23rd Season. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Many parents feed their children as if they are adults. The truth is, however, that organs and body systems mature at Different Times, which means nutrition needs at different ages vary. (more...)

BWW Interview: Patricia Gucci and IN THE NAME OF GUCCI
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 30, 2016 had the opportunity to interview Patricia about her memoir, 'In the Name of Gucci' and some of her interests. Patricia is a charming, thoughtful woman whose story is truly fascinating. (more...)

The Yard to Welcome Amy Brenneman and Sabrina Peck in THRESHOLD: 90-52-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

There will be a special benefit event for The Yard, featuring Amy Brenneman, on Friday, July 15, 7- 10pm at The Yard. (more...)

BWW Interview: SAM HARRIS HAMs It Up While Telling It Real
by Gil Kaan - Jun 27, 2016

This showbiz phenom has been making music and telling stories since he burst into the public's consciousness as the winner of the first season of Star Search in 1983. A multi-platinum recording artist, Broadway staple and frequent TV actor; Sam Harris has now added book author to his growing occupational categories of credits. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Gould - A Week in New York Part 1
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Gould - Jun 23, 2016

This past week, I took a visit to New York City. While I was there, I was able to partake in many activities, all centered around the arts. Here is what I did during a part of my week in the Big Apple! (more...)

New Imaging Method Reveals Nanoscale Details about DNA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016


BWW Interview: MONSTAH BLACK; Becoming a Fabulous Creature and Processing, Part I
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jul 7, 2016

You know how some people are effortlessly glamorous even when they are meeting up for a simple chat? The describes Monstah Black with whom I met a month ago to discuss his upcoming show at Dixon Place, "HYPERBOLIC! (The Last Spectacle)". Monstah is a handsome black man with impeccable style even when he is lounging and taking it easy. He and his husband, Manchild Black, are legends in the club and music scene. (more...)

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Care and Feeding of Your Vocal Instrument
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Jul 29, 2016

The same principles that lead to sound vocal hygiene also promote a clear mind, better energy, and enhanced overall quality of life. Proper care of your voice doesn't require you to live much differently than you would for a normal, healthy lifestyle, with a balanced and holistic approach. (more...)

BWW Review: Theater Schmeater's THE CROSSING : Great Singing, Wrong Focus
by Amelia Reynolds - Jul 18, 2016

Rose-of-the-air Amelia Earhart is a very elusive historical figure. I'm even named after her, and I don't know that much about her. So when I heard that Theater Schmeater was not only putting on their very first musical, but it was a musical about Amelia Earhart, I was very excited to learn more about the person behind the legend. As it turns out, 'The Crossing' is not a musical about Amelia Earhart, like it advertises, but rather a musical about Ray Spencer, the weatherman that may have killed Amelia Earhart. In a musical where nobody can stop talking about the woman crazy enough to fly across the Atlantic Ocean (and by herself, to boot!), that very woman is bafflingly under-represented. The Schmee's first musical had outstanding vocal performances by the cast, but it is inaccurate to even pretend that this musical is about Amelia Earhart. (more...)

Lea Salonga in Concert - Australia 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Tony® and Olivier Award winning star Lea Salonga will return to Australia next February marking her Sydney Opera House debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She will also perform concerts at Arts Centre Melbourne with Orchestra Victoria. (more...)

BWW Review: Love and Obligation are at War in TIME STANDS STILL
by Desiree Fantal - Jul 12, 2016

TIME STANDS STILL is the story of Sarah, a photojournalist injured while covering the war in Iraq, and her boyfriend, James, a foreign correspondent who had left Iraq prior to Sarah's accident. We meet them shortly after Sarah's return from a hospital in Germany, and we quickly learn that there was a lot more than physical damage done abroad. (more...)

Novato Theater Co-Opens with A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Novato Theater Company Begins its 2016-2017 season with the Tennessee Williams classic, A Streetcar Named Desire, September 9-October 2 at the NTC Playhouse, 5420 Nave Dr., Novato 94949.  The play is directed by Michael Barr and features Gregory Crane, Amber Collins Crane, and Emily Radosevich.  It is produced for NTC by Kim Bromley and Janelle Ponte. (more...)

Due To Overwhelming Demand Lea Salonga Announces 3rd Sydney Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Tony and Olivier Award winning star Lea Salonga returns to Australia next February, and due to demand producers are thrilled to announce a 3rd and final Sydney show has been added to the tour on Saturday 4th February at 8pm. (more...)

The Yard Presents Big Dance Theater in August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

THIS IS BIG, so far as thoughtful, intellectually provocative, often hilarious century spanning contemporary dance investigations go. 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Big Dance Theater, as one of the most compelling and innovative ensembles in New York. Under the artistic leadership of Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, who have honed a distinctive dance theater performance style that has been disrupting, and influencing, the urban downtown scene for the last 25 years, BDT has created a body of literate, archeological, mind-bending work that is unique in the field of performance, one at the forefront of experimentation hybridity and functional eccentricity. (more...)

BWW Review: A Few Suggestions at the Halfway Point of the Minnesota Fringe Festival, or, Time to Get Your Fringe On!
by Jill Schafer - Aug 10, 2016

It's the halfway point of the 11-day, 168-show Minnesota Fringe Festival. I've seen 29 shows in the last 6 days, with 20+ more scheduled for the final 5 days of the fest. The new system of daily wristbands that get you into any and all shows that day seems to be working great. The handy Fringe website has all the information you'll need about schedule, venues, cast and creative team, and reviews from people who have already seen the show. The Fringe continues through Sunday August 14, so there's still time to get your Fringe on! (more...)

Michael Socha and Tamla Kari to Lead THIS IS LIVING at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Following a critically-acclaimed Edinburgh production in 2014, THIS IS LIVING by award-winning debut play by Liam Borrett, starring Michael Socha (E4's The Aliens, This is England, Being Human) and Tamla Kari (BBC's The Musketeers, The Inbetweeners Movie, Versailles (Donmar)) is a poignant and relatable exploration of what it means to say goodbye. (more...)

BWW Review: ECHOES at 59E59 is Poignant and Haunting
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 29, 2016

'ECHOES' is now being performed at 59E59 Theaters through Wednesday, May 4th. Written by Henry Naylor and directed by Mr. Naylor and Emma Buttler, this is a haunting, poignant play that must be seen. (more...)

Celestica Announces First Quarter 2016 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016


Hershey Area Playhouse Theatre Academy Sets Summer Drama Camps
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Taught by instructors with experience in theatre and education, Hershey Area Playhouse Theatre Academy announces its 2016 Summer Drama Camps, the Performance Camp, running  the weeks of June 13-17 and 20-24, and the Gardens Camp, running the weeks of July 18-22 and July 25-29. (more...)

BWW Interview: Fort Worth's JFK, the World of Contemporary Opera and American Lyric Theater's Lawrence Edelson
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 15, 2016

The premiere of JFK in Fort Worth on April 23 is a big step forward for composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek--who made a splash in contemporary opera circles with their post-apocalyptic DOG DAYS--as their first 'grand' opera. It's also a major leap for American Lyric Theater (ALT), and its founder and artistic director, Lawrence Edelson, which co-commissioned the work with the Fort Worth Opera. (more...)

Glen Street Theatre to Present Award-Winning Play MOTHERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

After playing in Queensland Theatre Company's main stage season, the award-winning Australian play Motherland by Katherine Lyall-Watson makes its way to Glen Street Theatre from May 17. (more...)

David Scott Announces THE PLAYER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

David Scott, a devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'The Player: Maybe He Should Have Played a Different Game': a gripping and original work that shows the truth, trials and tribulations of relationships. (more...)

Editor of 'The Onion' Launches New Book, TRUMP'S AMERICA: THE COMPLETE LOSER GUIDE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

CHICAGO, April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ This new book exposes Trump's secret plans to (more...)

RE/MAX Realtor Christina Cunningham Reveals Best-Kept Secrets for...
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016


Yangtze Rep to Stage K.K. Wong's MIDNIGHT KILL at TNC, 5/6-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

In 'Midnight Kill,' written and directed by K.K. Wong, a school campus in a Chinese rural village during the 1970's becomes a theater of twisted, oppressed but indelible human desires. Daily mundane activities become an absurd performance of ordinary people's basic emotions. The play is based around an actual murder story that occurred in a mountain hamlet in Anhui province (China), where the author lived for five years. Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America will present the work's world premiere May 6 to 22 at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., NYC. It will be performed in Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles and will be completely accessible for English-speaking audiences. (more...)

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