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Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, May 8 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)

THE (LAST) STATION to Bring Experimental, Physical & Absurdist Theatre to Planet Connections
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Experimental, physical, and absurdist theatres meet this summer in THE (LAST) STATION at The 2017 Planet Connection Theatre Festivity, running June 12 - July 9 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC. (more...)

BevCap Member Virginia Eagle Distributing Taps SmartDrive Solution to Reduce Driver Distraction and Improve Overall Fleet Safety
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

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VIDEO: Sneak Peek: Zendaya Covers Bruno Mars on Next LIP SYNC BATTLE
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2017

MTV today announced that 'Spider-Man: Homecoming,' will premiere a sneak-peek at the 2017 MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS. The film's stars, Tom Holland and Zendaya, will be on hand to introduce the clip. (more...)

PLANET CONNECTIONS THEATRE FESTIVITY 2017: 40 Plays in 28 Days Honoring 31 Charities Starts in June
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Planet Connections changes the landscape of New York theatre this year. The award-winning Planet Connections Theatre Festivity runs June 12 - July 9, 2017 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC. WWW.PLANETCONNECTIONS.ORG (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - All-New Trailer for SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING
by Movies News Desk - May 24, 2017

Next mission: figuring out how all web shooter combinations work! Below, watch the just-released SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING trailer. (more...)

Eclectic Nashville Singer Songwriter Matt Siffert to Release New EP in July
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Matt Siffert is set to release his new, self-produced EP, Gallatin, on July 21, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: ULYSSES ON BOTTLES at Moasic Theater Company
by Hannah Menchhoff - May 23, 2017

A powerful piece of theater that brings you into the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (more...)

NUMBERS NERDS: The [almost] All-Girl Math Challenge Comes to Peter Jay Sharp Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and CPA Theatricals present Numbers Nerds, the [almost] all-girl math challenge, with book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.  Amber Mak, New Works Development Director at Chicago's Paramount Theatre, directs and choreographs a cast of six, including Danielle Davila, Madison Kauffman, Jake Morrissy, Maisie Rose, Sharon Sachs (Film: 'Home Alone;'  TV: 'Weeds,' 'Dexter,' 'Grimm') and Tiffany Tatreau (Ride the Cyclone). Six performances will be staged at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, New York City from July 19-23, 2017. (more...)

New Course Reveals How to Build Winning Relationships That Lead to Success in Life
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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Kenny Lewis & One Voice Release New Album 'Refocus' Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

“We need to refocus on the things of God, the things that are important to Him. All attention should be on Him and when it is, He will lead us in the right direction,” says Kenny Lewis about the theme of his latest album, Refocus, which is available today. (more...)

The Barrow Group Announces Complete Casting for Lisa Loomer's EXPECTING ISABEL
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

THE BARROW GROUP (Lee Brock and Seth Barrish, Co-Artistic Directors; Robert Serrell, Executive Director) is proud to announce complete casting for the final show in their 2016/17 season EXPECTING ISABEL written by Lisa Loomer. Directed by Seth Barrish,EXPECTING ISABEL begins performances Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the TBG Theatre at The Barrow Group (312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor) and officially opens Tuesday, June 13, 2017 for a limited run through Saturday, July 8, 2017. Tickets are on sale now at www.barrowgroup.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: Greg Hildreth, Dave Malloy & More Celebrate SPACE on Ryder Farm at 2017 Kick-Off Party
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

SPACE on Ryder Farm, the non-profit artist residency program located on Ryder Farm, an idyllic 200 year-old working organic farm in Brewster, New York announced its 2017 season for The Working Farm, Family Residency, Creative Solutions Symposium and Artistic Residency programs at The Players Club. In attendance were Greg Hildreth, Vella Lovell, and Colby Minifie, as well as 2017 SPACE residents Dave Malloy, Eliza Bent, and Cusi Cram. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

12 Peers Theater Presents THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) by Will Eno
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

12 Peers Theater presents the first production of their 2017 season, Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno, to be performed at the University of Pittsburgh Studio Theatre June 1-18, 2017. (more...)

Singer Songwriter Matt Siffert to Release New EP in July
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Matt Siffert is set to release his new, self-produced EP, Gallatin, on July 21, 2017. (more...)

New England Premiere Opens Gloucester Stage 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company kicks off its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the New England Premiere of John Kolvenbach's Bank Job from May 19 through June 10 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. For two brothers, Russell and Tracey, new to the armed robbery industry, what seems like easy money turns out to be a lot more difficult than it looks in the movies in John Kolvenbach's hilarious Bank Job. When heist plans A and B (and C through F) fail, the brothers find themselves locked in the executive bathroom with no way out and no choice but to depend on a brave bank teller, a guileless cop, and the man in the shadows who put them up to the whole thing. A fun comedy, Bank Job is about the holes we dig ourselves into-and the unexpected comrades we trust to dig us out. Directed by GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh and featuring GSC veterans Johnny Lee Davenport, Nael Nacer, Richard McElvain and Paul Melendy and GSC newcomer Shuyi Jia.. (more...)

DirectorsLabChicago Announces 2017 'Engaging and Challenging a Distracted World' Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Artistic Director Wm Bullion has announced the 2017 DirectorsLabChicago to be held Sunday, August 20, through Friday, August 26, 2017, primarily at Victory Gardens Theater on Chicago's north side. The theme for this year's Lab is Director­-Audience: Engaging and Challenging a Distracted World. (more...)

Emmy Winner Gordon Clapp to Lead Nora Theatre's THE MIDVALE HIGH SCHOOL FIFTIETH REUNION World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Nora Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Alan Brody's The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion from June 1 - July 2, 2017. The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion is directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, June 5 at 7:30PM. (more...)

BWW Review: Cirque Du Soleil's OVO, at U.S. Bank Arena, Delights Cincinnati with Whimsy and Astonishing Acrobatics
by Abby Rowold - May 13, 2017

Cirque du Soleil has a reputation for whimsy and for astonishing feats of acrobatics. Its latest touring show, Ovo, which plays at Cincinnati's U.S. Bank Arena through Sunday night, delivers on both counts. (more...)

Young People's Theatre Workshop presents BYE BYE BIRDIE 5/26- 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Young People's Theatre Workshop (YPTW) presents the hip-swiveling, rock 'n roll musical comedy Bye Bye Birdie, on stage at the Players Club of Swarthmore May 26 to June 4. The Bye Bye Birdie cast includes more than 60 student thespians from the Philadelphia area, ages 8-18. Show dates are May 26, 27, 30, June 1 and 3 at 7:30 p.m., May 29 at 6 p.m. and May 28 and June 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 and all seats are reserved. Call 610-558-0988 to reserve tickets. (more...)

National Safety Council Releases Annual Compilation of the Leading Causes of Preventable Death
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

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Baby Jessica and Baby Ian Return to NYC This September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

???????Baby Ian Falls Down a Well, the hit comedic play written by and starring Ian Lockwood and Sophie Zucker, returns to New York City this fall following an extended run last year at Brooklyn's Annoyance Theatre NY. A biting, contemporary story with the occasional musical number, Baby Ian Falls Down a Well is about a grown-up Baby Jessica (known for following down a well in 1987), and an aspiring child star, Baby Ian, who is envious of the Jessica's early notoriety. Baby Ian Falls Down a Well will perform in Manhattan at The Peoples Improv Theater's Striker Stage on September 8th, 14th, and 15th. (more...)

BWW Review: A Dark LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS on Top of an Even Darker Hill
by George Brietigam - Jun 5, 2017

Panic! Productions staged the darkest rendition of Little Shop of Horrors I have ever seen. (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Wednesday, July 19, 2017
by - Jun 29, 2017

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, July 19, 2017! (more...)

BWW Interview: Matt Redmond Directs 54 SINGS 1776
by Christopher Castanho - Jun 29, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents '54 Sings 1776' on July 3 and July 4, 2017. The Fourth of July meets Broadway in the fourth annual concert staging of the beloved musical, 1776, at Feinstein's/54 Below.   Featuring Broadway stars like Carrie St. Louis (Wicked/Rock of Ages) and Kyle Scatliffe (Les Miserables/The Color Purple) you're sure to feel patriotic watching this beautifully staged concert. (more...)

The Globe's RICHARD II, Royal Opera's OTELLO and More Set for July and August at Fugard Bioscope
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

An exciting winter lineup is on the bill at the Fugard Bioscope this July and August. The programme includes screenings of the best of world theatre, opera and ballet productions from companies such as the National Theatre, Royal Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and Royal Opera House, to be enjoyed from the comfort of a Fugard Theatre seat. (more...)

BWW Review: STAGES St. Louis's Incredibly Fun SEUSSICAL
by Chris Gibson - Jun 26, 2017

There's just something magical about the world of Dr. Seuss and its hold on children. It's the language he uses to tell his fanciful tales. It's re-invented and rhymed in a manner that clearly appeals to children and adults. SEUSSICAL is a catchy and clever musical that adapts various elements from some of his most famous works, and it comes in many shapes and sizes. STAGES St. Louis is presenting a wonderful production of one of the shorter versions in their Theatre for Young Audiences series this season, and I cannot recommend it highly enough! It seems like I'm always saying that at this time of the year, but the professionalism you see each season is amazing, and it continues to develop, especially at the Westport Playhouse, where the intimate confines allow close and plentiful contact with audience members. This particular aspect really makes a difference when you're taking your child to the theatre for the first time. They actually become completely immersed in the experience, and adults will as well. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 2, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 2, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI: Welcome to Friday, June 2, 2017! The weekend is upon us (thank you, very much) and we cannot conceive of a better way to live life dramatically than by catching a first night performance of a show? It's opening night for several new shows and we send out warm wishes of "break a leg"... (more...)

Millennials Named the Most Distracted Drivers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

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Sony Classical Releases SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Sony Music proudly announces the release of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) featuring the music of Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning composer Michael Giacchino. (more...)

BWW Review: MATILDA at Bass Performance Hall
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 15, 2017

When the tour of MATILDA premiered in Dallas in September of 2015, the musical was plagued with sound issues, making Tim Minchin's intricately witty score impossible to follow. Fortunately, in its return to town (now at Fort Worth's Bass Hall), the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical has been revamped to create an easier listening experience, resulting in a perfect evening of theatre for "miracles" of all ages. (more...)

Photo Flash: EXPECTING ISABEL Celebrates Opening Night at The Barrow Group
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Barrow Group presents the final show in their 2016/17 season, EXPECTING ISABEL written by Lisa Loomer. Directed by Seth Barrish, EXPECTING ISABEL opened on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at TBG Theatre at The Barrow Group (312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor) for a limited run through Saturday, July 8, 2017. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Comedian Sara Pascoe Adapts PRIDE AND PREJUDICE for Nottingham Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

In a brand new comic adaptation by stand-up comedian Sara Pascoe, with an original score from Emmy the Great and directed by Susannah Tresilian (Director of Posh at Nottingham Playhouse in 2015), prepare yourself for a playful, truthful and occasionally disrespectful take on this brilliant novel. (more...)

CypressFirst Efforts Lead To Resignation Of Conflicted Executive Chairman Ray Bingham From Cypress Semiconductor Board
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

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BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS from New Stage Theatreworks at Theatre Tallahassee
by Paula Kiger - Jul 9, 2017

This New Stage Theatreworks production of In the Heights takes viewers far beyond Tallahassee, puts us squarely in Washington Heights, and gets us bailando. (more...)


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Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse 2017-2018 season celebrates the diversity of the theatrical experience with professional and student productions, Pittsburgh premieres, Tony Award-winning musicals, edgy new works and fresh takes on classic stories. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Assessment
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 5, 2017

BWW speaks to Robert Dawson Scott about his play Assessment running at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR at Crosby Theatre, Santa Fe Opera
by Maria Nockin - Jul 23, 2017

On July 21, 2017, Santa Fe Opera presented Ron Daniels' production of Gaetano Donizetti's bel canto work, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR. Beginning with a storm and several huge rainbows, the open sides of Santa Fe Opera's Crosby Theatre allowed the audience to watch the sun set as the orchestra played the opera's overture. Based on Sir Walter Scott's novel, THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR, the opera tells the story of a young woman who loses her reason when forced to marry a man she does not love. (more...)

BWW Review: SONG FROM THE UPROAR a co-production by concert:nova and Cincinnati Opera makes history
by Abby Rowold - Jul 23, 2017

Concert:nova has certainly taken opera in Cincinnati to a new place since 'Song from the Uproar' is the first opera in Cincinnati Opera's 97-year history that was composed by a woman. (more...)

The Cuckoo's Theater Project Announces 2017 - 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

What do Dungeons and Dragons, Shakespeare, struggling composers, and 9 year old kids all have in common? They're a part of The Cuckoo's Theater Project's 2017 - 2018 Season of course! The Cuckoo's Theater Project is excited to announce it's 4th Season, centered around 'Choices and Consequences.' (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

Eclectic Nashville Singer Songwriter Matt Siffert Releases New EP
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Matt Siffert is set to release his new, self-produced EP, Gallatin, on July 21, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NUMBERS NERDS at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

he New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and CPA Theatricals present Numbers Nerds, the [almost] all-girl math challenge, with book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.  (more...)

BBW Reviews: THE NORMAL HEART Highlights a community's struggle at The City Theatre
by Amy Bradley - Jul 13, 2017

The City Theatre Company presents Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART, with compassion and care to the tragic subject matter. This mostly autobiographical tale from Kramer, shines a light on the HIV crisis that hit the gay community in New York City in the early eighties. With the horrifying illness gaining steam, and compounded by little to no cooperation from the community at large, the newly liberated 'gay movement' was stonewalled and devastated by the effects of the AIDS virus. To tell the story of his own experience during this plague, Larry Kramer puts his experiences to paper to share the heart-wrenching realities many homosexual communities faced during this time. At the helm of the activism is an outspoken, abrasive crusader Ned Weeks (a self-reflection of Larry Kramer). THE NORMAL HEART begins in a hospital waiting room with a few young men trading quips back and forth that all will be well. Within minutes, we discover all is not well, and the true villain of the show, the HIV virus, is about to take center stage in these happy young men's lives. Weeks is adamant about finding help for his crusade and passionately tells his fellow peers to "button it up" for the time being. The timeline of the show follows the rising death toll of the AIDS virus from all over the world. As events escalate, Ned's personal relationships fall victim to his passionate and outlandish tactics in seeking support for their cause. The reflection and passion written by Kramer is nothing shy of breath-taking. With an emphasis on awareness and education, THE NORMAL HEART stays relevant and interesting for the present-day theatre-goer. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's JUNK Announces Stars Joining Steven Pasquale at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ito Aghayere, Phillip James Brannon, Tony Carlin, Caroline Hewitt, Rick Holmes, Ted Koch, Teresa Avia Lim, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Nate Miller, Ethan Phillips, Matthew Rauch, Matthew Saldivar, Michael Siberry, Miriam Silverman, Joey Slotnick, and Henry Stram will join Steven Pasquale to comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes. (more...)

CONVERSATIONS WITH AN AVERAGE JOE to Premiere Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The world premiere of Conversations with an Average Joe, a new play written by Senator Joseph Carraro, previously opening at the Jerry Orbach Theater in 2016, just finished previews at The Off-Broadway Davenport Theater on June 24, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Wagner's HOLLANDER Flies Under Nezet-Seguin, with Volle and Wagner, at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 28, 2017

The audience was there to be thrilled on Tuesday, when the Met's new Music Director, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, took on Wagner's DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER (THE FLYING DUTCHMAN) and they weren't disappointed. It was a musically glorious performance with the Met orchestra in peak form under its new maestro, the company's great chorus both charming and energetic, and the cast of principals marvelous, led by baritone Michael Volle in the title role and soprano Amber Wagner as Senta. (more...)

America's Most Unsafe Drivers Reside In The Northeast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

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BWW Interview: OSLO's Anthony Azizi Makes Peace a Priority
by Naomi Serviss - Apr 26, 2017

Azizi plays the tightly wound PLO finance minister meeting secretly with Israelis in this thrilling peek behind the scenes of the talks that led to the 1993 Oslo peace accord. (more...)

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