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Todd Smith is 'Calling All Fathers' with Powerful New Anthem
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

“Calling All Fathers,” the powerful new single from Todd Smith, founding member of eight-time Dove Award-winning Curb recording artist Selah, is now available digitally, arriving just in time for Father's Day. (more...)

Scoop: ELEMENTARY on CBS - Sunday, June 19, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 7, 2016

Get all the scoop on ELEMENTARY, airing on CBS on Sunday, June 19, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: Down the River with Catan's FLORENCIA at New York City Opera
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 30, 2016

If you're a fan of Puccini-esque music and the “magic realism” of the great Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Daniel Catan's FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS may be for you. Others might find the opera--which had its New York premiere at New York City Opera's home at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theatre--like falling into a production of “Alice in Puccini-land.” With an endless array of high-strung arias, it left no room for anyone to come up for air for 2½ hours, despite some first-rate performances. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter Gabe Oliver's Debut Album 'Insight' Is Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Maui singer/songwriter Gabe Oliver's new album, Insight, has just been released and is now available for download via his official website at or via iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify, CD Baby and all major music distribution sites. (more...)

Dee Ana Dee to Play Umbrella Adelaide Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Adelaide singer/songwriter Diana Scalzi will debut her new band, Dee Ana Dee, at South Australia's newest music festival. (more...)

New Works by Tracy Letts, Bruce Norris & Anna Deavere Smith Included in Second Stage Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced three New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 38th season. The season will kick off in October 2016 with the New York Premiere ofNOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia. This marks Ms. Smith and Mr. Foglia's return to Second Stage Theatre, where their previous collaboration, Let Me Down Easy, had its New York Premiere in 2008. (more...)

by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 22, 2016

BWW speaks to Charlotte Josephine about her new show Blush which runs at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

BWW Review: ANYTHING GOES - Cole Porter Sails On In Style
by Steve Feeney - Jun 20, 2016

Stars come out for a spirited take of a classic. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Starlight Theatre
by Sara Brown - Jun 15, 2016

Growing up with fairy tales we are used to a happy ending. In the movie, the guy always gets the girl. But THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY playing at Starlight Theatre changes all of those preconceived notions. (more...)

BWW Review: Opera Theatre of St. Louis Offers a Powerful World Premiere of SHALIMAR THE CLOWN
by Steve Callahan - Jun 14, 2016

Salman Rushdie's tale of love and vengeance becomes a powerful opera in this commissioned work at Opera Theatre of St. Louis. (more...)

BWW Review: GOING TO A PLACE WHERE YOU ALREADY ARE a Touch of Heaven at Theater Alliance
by Andrew White - Jun 13, 2016

At stake for both couples in Going to a Place is the fundamental question: are we good people? And even if we tell ourselves over and over again that we're jerks, that we have no soul and not one scintilla of empathy for anyone but ourselves, could it be that we're still decent people after all? Sometimes the shock lies not so much in our cynicism but in the realization that the pose is a lie, and that goodness and soul were always there, in our hearts, from the git-go. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS Will Reappear on Broadway This Holiday Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Producers Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, MagicSpace Entertainment, and Road Show Entertainment LLC just announced that THE ILLUSIONISTS will return to Broadway for the third consecutive holiday season for a limited engagement, playing November 25, 2016 through January 1, 2017, this year at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater (205 W 46th St). (more...)

BWW Review: SHREK at the Fulton Delivers Fun Life Lessons
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 8, 2016

Randall Frizado directs a short, fun-filled version of the children's production of SHREK: THE MUSICAL with a top-notch veteran Shrek and Donkey pair. (more...)

GeckoSystems Praises SCOTUS Decision Re: Naked Shorting Stocks & States Rights
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016


Figgers F1 Cellular Phone Will Reduce Accidents Caused by Texting and Driving
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016


THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Larry Dean
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 29, 2016

BWW speaks to comedian Larry Dean about his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Farcissist. (more...)

BWW Review: Vive Les Arts Theatre Pursues the Magic of MARY POPPINS in Killeen, TX
by Amy Bradley - Jul 28, 2016

The community driven, Vive Les Arts Theatre located in Killeen Texas, brings to life MARY POPPINS, in Vive Les Arts self-proclaimed "huge summer musical". We all know the traditional Mary Poppins story of family, discipline, and chimney sweeps, yet, however familiar this tale is, it's always refreshening to revisit the Banks on Cherry Tree Lane. Beginning with Bert (played by John Asbach), everyone's favorite chimney sweep, setting the scene for Jane (played by Joy Adams) and Michael (played by Jonathan Dominguez), as they adventure with Mary Poppins (played by Heidi Lewis) through the streets of turn of the century England. As two very misbehaved children, their Distracted mother Winifred Banks (played by Carlie Jo Hill) can't seem to keep a nanny for longer than a few weeks. Adding insult to injury, George Banks (played by Jeremy Stallings) is a classic Distracted father aloof and unconcerned with his family. George places value on his money more than anything, showing the audience that adults have lessons to learn as well. As the winds change, Marry Poppins storms in without notice, and begins teaching the children that, "anything is possible if you let it". The journey continues with moving statues and larger than life set pieces that add a new and different spin to this timeless classic directed by Hayley Dugger. Presented in front of a buzzing community audience, the cast of MARY POPPINS entertained the locals with their adaptation of this joyful musical. (more...)

IT HAD TO BE YOU, 4000 MILES, 'TOM SAWYER' and More Set for KWP Productions' 2016-17 Season
by Carol Kassie - Jul 28, 2016

KWP Productions has an ambitious season planned for 2016 - 2017.  The company will produce 6 'adult' plays and 3 children's productions at the Bhetty Waldron Theater at Actor's Rep in West Palm Beach. (more...)

Scoop: WHAT WOULD YOU DO? on ABC - Friday, July 29, 2016
by - Jul 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on WHAT WOULD YOU DO?, airing on ABC on Friday, July 29, 2016! (more...)

Steve Martin's Starry METEOR SHOWER Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Old Globe today announced that, due to popular demand, another additional week has been added to the world premiere run of Steve Martin's new play Meteor Shower, which will now play July 30 - September 18, 2016, with opening night on August 7. (more...)

ABIGAIL'S PARTY, EXPECTING ISABEL and More Set for The Barrow Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Barrow Group has announced its 2016/2017 season, which will include MainStage productions, readings, and events. (more...)

GeckoSystems, an AI Mobile Robotics Co., Updates Shareholders
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016


Dreamit Launches Startups Into Health And EdTech Industries
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016


goHenry, Britain's Most Successful Crowdfunder, Fuels Digital Pocket Money Revolution With Rackspace Managed Cloud
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016


BWW Review: COMEDY OF ERRORS - Delightful Summer Shakespeare
by Lynn Beaver - Jul 13, 2016

Penfold Theatre Company's annual 'Shakespeare in the Park' at Round Rock's Amphitheatre adjacent to the Baca Senior Center, is a lovely setting for an utterly delightful show. This year's production of COMEDY OF ERRORS showcases their expertise with the Bard as well as the company's seemingly boundless talent. The ensemble cast of only five actors play all of the more than twenty roles in a whirlwind of character switching. (more...)

Statement from the National Safety Council on Pok'mon Go Safety Concerns
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016


BWW Review: THE LAST SCHWARTZ in New England Premiere at Gloucester Stage
by Nancy Grossman - Jul 12, 2016

Let's hope that THE LAST SCHWARTZ is not the last we'll see of the combined works of Deborah Zoe Laufer and Paula Plum. Following the success of the pairing of playwright and director in last summer's hilarious hit OUT OF STERNO, Gloucester Stage Company reunites the talented tandem for a pleasure ride to the dilapidated country home of the dysfunctional Schwartz family in Lake Huntington, New York. The witty, insightful New England premiere is given its due by a crackerjack cast who look like they've been performing together for months, not days. (more...)

Kevin Lacz To Release Memoir on the Battle of Ramadi
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Former Navy SEAL Kevin Lacz announced today that he will release a memoir of his experiences from the Iraq War on July 12, 2016. Published by Threshold Editions (Simon & Schuster), 'The Last Punisher: A SEAL Team THREE Sniper's True Account of the Battle of Ramadi,' documents Lacz's service on SEAL Team THREE unit known more commonly as 'The Punishers.' (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...)

Steve Martin to Chat New Play METEOR SHOWER and More at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The Old Globe will present a one-night-only event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Steve Martin, on Thursday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m. This sure-to-be-intriguing chat between Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and playwright/renaissance man Steve Martin, will be held in conjunction with the world premiere of Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER, Starring Jenna Fischer at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Old Globe presents the world premiere run of Steve Martin's new play Meteor Shower, running now through September 18, 2016, with opening night on August 7. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Sprint Makes Back to School More Fun with Buy One, Get One Free Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016


BWW Interview: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS' Marcia DeBonis Breaks the Silence
by Naomi Serviss - Aug 3, 2016

A play about a spiritual retreat in which DeBonis' character and five others are largely silent resonates with poignant statements about the human condition. (more...)

Allstate and CorePower Yoga Launch 'Be Present' Mindful Driving Campaign with Free Yoga
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

PHOENIX, AZ - Distractions like calls, texts, emails, navigation, radio, food, passengers and traffic make being present while driving more difficult than ever. In fact, Arizona traffic-related deaths jumped 15 percent in 2015, and one in every four accidents involves a smartphone. (more...)

Little Lord's NOW IS THE TIME at Abrons Arts Center October 19 - November 15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

NOW IS THE TIME. NOW IS THE BEST TIME. NOW IS THE BEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE is the latest junk spectacular from the company that brought you 2015's sold-out New York Times Critics' Pick BAMBIF*CKER/KAFFEEHAUS. Rip Van Winkle + Borscht Belt ruins + Existential Horror Show, NOW IS THE TIME is an epic treatise on trying to leave one's mark on a world that never stands still. (more...)

BWW Recap: Grab Your Nick and Double Click on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
by Jennifer McHugh - Aug 22, 2016

Hey! Happy (almost) Fall TV season! I'm pretty excited to be back and diving into the world of walkers/zombies/floaters etc. And FEAR THE WALKING DEAD returns and reminds me, yet again, to not eat dinner while watching this show. (more...)

Zimmerli Art Museum To Present Illustrations By Harry Devlin
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Beloved characters Fletcher and the Knobby Boys charmingly remind viewers about childhood lessons that remain relevant no matter one's age: the value of teamwork and lending a hand (or paw) when others face tough dilemmas. In celebration of Rutgers University's 250th anniversary and the Zimmerli Art Museum's 50th year, the new exhibition Fletcher and the Knobby Boys: Illustrations by Harry Devlin spotlights artwork from two early stories by the New Jersey artist, who also was an instrumental figure in developing the university's resources related to children's literature. The 27 watercolor illustrations on view provide a rare opportunity for visitors to examine Devlin's original vision, with details of his technique in vivid color that are not always obvious in the books, which were produced in black and white or minimal, muted tones. (more...)

Greenwich Theatre Announces Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

The Greenwich Theatre announces its Autumn 2016 season! Beginning with the How Small How Far Production of Garden, the company will present and produce two dozen productions in the coming autumn months. Details for each production are below. For more information, visit (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Stage Wilde-ly Feminine THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Only one other writer could compete with Shakespeare for the title of the most quoted playwright, and that is Oscar Wilde. Long Beach playhouse takes on an all female cast with The Importance of Being Earnest directed by 'Phie Mura in the Studio. (more...)

Is There a Way to Insure Teen Drivers Without Breaking the Bank?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016


BWW Review: THE HOW AND THE WHY Explores a Challenging Relationship Between Two Professional Women Personally Intertwined
by Shari Barrett - Aug 18, 2016

As the eighth production of Little Fish Theatre's 2016 season, THE HOW AND THE WHY written by Sarah Treem, the Emmy-nominated House of Cards writer and producer, continues through September 1, 2016 on select Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:00pm. The production is directed by Danielle Ozymandies and features Natalie Beisner and Mary Wickliffe. This powerful foursome joins forces to create a deeply intelligent and emotional examination of what it takes to succeed in a man's world and with each other, especially after secrets between them are revealed. It's a fresh and fascinating take on two women biologists - one near the end of her career, and the other whose is just beginning. (more...)

MAC's Lakeside Pavilion Hosts Free Concerts Celebrating COD's 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The MAC's Lakeside Pavilion swings into "back to school" mode when it hosts three highly entertaining concerts celebrating College of DuPage's 50th Anniversary Year. "It's not every year you hit the big 'five oh' so the MAC is proud to help the College share the excitement of this achievement with three must-see concerts to be enjoyed by alumni and the general public too," observed MAC director Diana Martinez. (more...)

I DO TODAY to Continue 'Solo Celebration!' at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The World Premiere of "I Do Today" will run at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave) Sept. 2 - Oct. 9. Co-produced with The Other Theatre Company, written by Sarah Myers and starring Carin Silkaitis, "I Do Today" will be directed by Greenhouse's Artistic Director Jacob Harvey, making his Chicago directorial debut.   The press opening will be on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Blog: Arielle Jacobs - Flying High, Down Under: Part 4: The Audience Effect
by Guest Blogger: Arielle Jacobs - Aug 16, 2016

Tonight was our first audience at the Capitol Theater!  It was exciting to finally share our creation with the 1600 friends and family that attended our final dress rehearsal.  Before it started, the whole cast was buzzed, nervous, excited.  After the curtain came down at the end, I sang to our genie, Michael James Scott, "We can never go back to befoooooore!" a la Ahrens & Flaherty. Tonight we crossed over a threshold, giving away what was once our private creative space. It's like spending 6 weeks making a fantastic cake, and then watching everyone enjoy it and eat it up.  But the process of making it ready, making it perfect… the anticipation phase… it's done. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

Isolation Pioneer Menlo Security Receives US Patent for Adaptive Clientless Rendering (ACR)
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016


GeckoSystems, an AI Robotics Co., Reveals New Public Safety Robot
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016


GeckoSystems, an AI Robotics Co., Gains Traction: LOI With NYC AI Firm
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016


Review Roundup: Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe
by Review Roundups - Aug 10, 2016

The Old Globe presents the world premiere run of Steve Martin's new play Meteor Shower, running now through September 18, 2016, with opening night on August 7. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

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