Rick Harper Releases RODRIQUEZ... TEXAS RANGER!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In the biography, 'Rodriguez... Texas Ranger! The True Story of the First Mexican American Texas Ranger' (published by iUniverse), author Rick Harper narrates the life of Arturo Rodriguez - the first Mexican-American man to become a Texas Ranger - and chronicles some of the state's significant historical events. (more...)

Marlene Grindinger Releases UME
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Marlene Grindinger, a devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'UME': a cheerful and enlightening book that shows the reader that the world can be a wonderful place. (more...)

BWW Interview: Simon Gleeson Talks LES MISERABLES' Return to the Singapore Stage This June
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - May 23, 2016

Simon Gleeson has always been very vocal about how he grew up to the music and the stirring plot of LES MISERABLES. Now as the lead actor in one of the most acclaimed touring productions of the Alain Boublil and Claude Michel Schonberg legendary musical, his primal recollections of the show still remain deeply rooted in him, just as his portrayal of Valjean is most assuredly deeply emblazoned onto the subconsciousness of audiences who have had the privilege to see him in this musical theater role of a lifetime. (more...)

BWW Blog: Sam Weber - Just Another Day, Only a Day
by Guest Blogger: Sam Weber - May 23, 2016

If you're reading this, chances are I do not need to describe what many refer to as 'the magic' of theatre.  You're probably living it right now.  Whether this idea refers to the relationships within a cast, the effect of the show on an audience, or simply the energy that you can only feel onstage, there is certainly something special about being a part of theatre.  Now take all of those warm fuzzies, and put them into one tiny, little 24-Hour long box.  You shouldn't be able to, right?  But it's completely possible, and it's something students from all across my university have been doing for two years now. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from MTC's INCOGNITO!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2016

Incognito, the American premiere of the new play written by Nick Payne (Constellations) and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (The Father, Doubt, Outside Mullingar), is currently in previews and will open on Tuesday, May 24 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The cast of the limited engagement features Tony Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner Geneva Carr (Hand To God), Charlie Cox (Netflix's 'Daredevil'), Heather Lind (AMC's 'Turn: Washington's Spies'), and Drama Desk Award nominee Morgan Spector (Ironbound). Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Jelko Yuresha Reflects On His Past and The Dancers of Today
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 23, 2016

At 78, Jelko Yuresha has come to resemble a lion in repose. I recognize him immediately as I enter the lobby -- I am early, he is even earlier -- and what strikes me more than his subtle smile is his eyes. They are the eyes of a man who retains a zest for life though it is evident that little amuses him. This comes as no surprise. After all, he has seen much and traveled far. As we begin the dance of exchanging pleasantries, it becomes apparent that behind the guise of a charming gentlemen I am speaking to the dance version of James Bond -- as played by Sean Connery. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the winners of the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees and winners! (more...)

Military Film Festival Returns to San Diego This Fall; Submissions Now Open
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

 The GI Film Festival, hosted annually in Washington, D.C. and Virginia, will celebrate its second year in San Diego in partnership with KPBS and the Film Consortium San Diego. Scheduled for Sept. 14-18, 2016, the festival will feature films for, about, and by service men and women and will include the local film showcase and awards ceremony. (more...)

Regilio Releases 'Work (Flaming Ibiza 2016 Exclusive)
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

PRESS RELEASEHaving released his dancefloor detonator, ?Vibes?, just a few months ago for the Flamingo Miami Compilation, Regilio has wasted no time getting back in the studio to bring the heat with this latest production. (more...)

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache TinkerPop as a Top-Level Project
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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BWW Interview: Patrick Page is Ruling the Underworld Downtown in NYTW's HADESTOWN
by Nicole Rosky - May 22, 2016

He's taken on Scar, Claude Frollo, the Green Goblin, and the Grinch... but his past characters are not all that bad (at least he doesn't see it that way). Now Patrick Page is back on stage at New York Theatre Workshop and this time it's all about the underworld. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Amber Gray, Patrick Page and More in Chavkin & Mitchell's HADESTOWN at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents HADESTOWN, written by celebrated singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and developed with and directed by the inventive two-time OBIE award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Three Pianos; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812). HADESTOWN is currently in previews for an opening next Monday, May 23, 2016, and will play through Sunday, June 12, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Recap: Thoughts on THE BLACKLIST Season Three Finale
by Marakay Rogers - May 20, 2016

Tom and Agnes are kidnapped, Red doesn't get his target, Ressler and Mr. Kaplan admit mistakes, Liz is alive, and Alexander Kirk is WHO? (more...)

BWW Review: THE OBJECT LESSON Unpacks Art and Stories at Studio Theatre
by Ellen Burns - May 20, 2016

Ever wanted to take a trip down that fabled rabbit hole? Or step through the storied looking glass into a world where things are not what you expect? You know that happy anticipation you feel when you're unwrapping a gift, and you have no idea what you might find? Or how about that rush of nostalgia and rediscovery when you're rifling through the boxes you've filled with stuff and stored away? Geoff Sobelle's The Object Lesson, currently playing at Studio Theatre takes all of those feelings and explodes them into 95 minutes of storytelling that captivates, challenges, entertains, and maybe even changes you. (more...)

Ken Carter Releases THEOSOPHY 1
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Author Ken Carter endeavors to reach out and challenge readers' belief and religious understanding in his new book, 'Theosophy 1: Harmony' (published by Xlibris), tackling people's greatest questions about God, the Bible and human beings' relationship with the Holy. Having watched and followed religion all his life, the author offers readers an extensive and honest exploration about God in life and living. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of the FAWLTY TOWERS - LIVE ON STAGE Australian Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The first images of the World Premiere Cast of Fawlty Towers - Live on Stage were released today. Photographs of Blazey Best (Sybil), Syd Brisbane (Manuel), Stephen Hall (Basil) and Aimee Horne (Polly), who along with the entire company were "handpicked" by John Cleese, who has adapted Fawlty Towers for the stage, utilising some of his own personal all time favourite moments.  (more...)

Ocean State Theatre Sets Special Ticket Offers for Open House
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) will host an Open House on Saturday, June 4 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at their comfortable stadium-style theatre located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick. Patrons will have the opportunity to access the auditorium to pick their own seats, experience an exclusive backstage tour, enjoy live entertainment, and take advantage of special ticket offers, all while enjoying snacks and beverages available for purchase from the theatre's concession stand. (more...)

The Skatalites Set for the Fox Theatre This September
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Skatalites will play in concert at the Fox Theatre on September 20th, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at North Fork Community Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - May 19, 2016

Indeed the talented cast is the highlight at the North Fork Community Theatre's adorable incarnation of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, the David Yazbek/Jeffrey Lane musical based on the Steve Martin/Michael Caine blockbuster movie. The comedic timing, witty quips, and a hilarious, unsuspecting story truly make this a laugh-out-loud event. Running through May 29th at the Mattituck, Long Island, venue, the terrific cast is excellently directed by Laura Pearsall. (more...)

BWW Review: Four Humors Brings the Classic THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA to Life in a Delightful Way with a Clever Adaptation and Inventive Design
by Jill Schafer - May 18, 2016

When the ingenious gentlemen of Four Humors apply their unique, clever, and hilarious storytelling style to a classic such as THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA, it's a thing not to be missed. And even though I've experienced many such unique adaptations by Four Humors, as well as original work, last night's world premiere opening night still gave me something unexpected. As the play points out, everyone knows Don Quixote, even if you're never read the book or heard the name Miguel de Cervantes. Four Humors tells the classic story about honor, chivalry, and madness in a unique way using puppetry projection and by making Cervantes a character in the play, allowing the characters to step outside the story and comment on it. I believe this is Four Humors' debut at the Guthrie, which will no Doubt expose a new audience to their often accomplished mission 'to create art that celebrates the humor, stupidity, and beauty of our world by letting the artist connect with the audience in a vulnerable and honest way.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Teasers and Trailers for CBS' Fall 2016 Pickups - STAR TREK, TRAINING DAY & More!
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2016

In 2016-2017, CBS will expand its comedy lineup, increasing the number of comedies from four to eight, compared to last fall, and programming two two-hour blocks on Mondays and Thursdays. Check out trailers below! (more...)

Dallas Olympian Katie Uhlaender Speaks Out on Losing Medal by .04 Seconds or Due to Doping Scandal
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

DALLAS, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Following the NY Times article outlining in graphic detail the actions of the Russian lab responsible for falsifying drug tests during the Sochi Olympic Games, Katie Uhlaender is speaking out. Uhlaender finished fourth in women's skeleton in Sochi, and is making her opinion known about the allegations of Russian athletes' illegal doping and cover up. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE RUINS OF CIVILIZATION Opens at Manhattan Theatre Club
by Review Roundups - May 18, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of THE RUINS OF CIVILIZATION, the new play by award-winning playwright Penelope Skinner (The Village Bike), directed by Obie Award winner Leah C. Gardiner (Born Bad), opens tonight, May 18, at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc & More Set for CBS 2016-17 Primetime Lineup!
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

CBS today unveiled its 2016-2017 primetime lineup, featuring three new comedies, five new dramas and 21 returning series. (more...)

Julie Halston, Paul Reiser & More Set for Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Summer 2016 Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the July, August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. Monday nights at 8 pm. All dates are available online at www.baystreet.org or calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. All comedy performances are suggested for ages 17 and up. Comedy Club is sponsored by Saunders & Associates and The Friars Foundation. Media sponsor is Beach Magazine. (more...)

Frank Langella-Led THE FATHER get One Week Extension at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Father, the new play by Moliere Award winner Florian Zeller, with a translation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, God of Carnage) and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Outside Mullingar, City of Conversation) will extend by one week at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The limited engagement, which opened on April 14 to critical raves, has been extended through Sunday, June 19. (more...)

Jimmy Kimmel Extends Contract with ABC Through Fall 2019
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

ABC Network announced today a three-year contract renewal with Jimmy Kimmel through Fall 2019. (more...)

Guitarist Minh Le Hoang Coming to Sydney
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

? Australia's award winning guitar quartet ensemble, Guitar Trek has made a unique musical contribution in Australia over the past 29 years. But the long awaited solo concert of one of its star members, Minh Le Hoang, will no Doubt confirm the depth of individual talent among them. (more...)

NBCSN to Present 141st PREAKNESS STAKES This Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

 Kentucky Derby-winner Nyquist leads the field as NBC Sports Group presents the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, this Saturday, May 21 at 5 p.m. ET on NBC. Game 4 of the St. Louis Blues-San Jose Sharks NHL Western Conference Final airs on NBC immediately following the Preakness Stakes. (more...)

iTrinegy and Tricentis Announce Strategic Partnership
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

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Randy M. Long, JD, CFP, CExP, Launches THE BRAVEHEART EXIT
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Today, the highly anticipated release of Author and Business Advisor, Randy M. Long's book, 'The BraveHeart Exit' through Next Century Publishing is finally here! (more...)

75-Year Old to Run 100 Marathons with Cancer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Patients Rising, a non-profit patient advocacy organization, announced today that 75-year old cancer patient Don Wright has entered the Fargo Marathon, on Saturday, May 21st. This will be his 96th marathon with cancer, while on active treatment, putting Don on the verge of achieving his goal to run in at least 100 marathons since his diagnosis 13 years ago. In December 2012, Don joined an elite group of runners who have completed at least one marathon in all fifty states. http://www.fargomarathon.com/ (more...)

BWW Review: New SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Makes Us Happy Again
by Jacqueline Bublitz - May 16, 2016

If only life were a dance musical. If only music started when you kiss the girl, and if only your feet could do the talking when your tongue gets tied. Wouldn't life be a little - or a lot! -more fun if we spent more time singing in the rain? This gorgeous production of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN sure makes it seem so. Sometimes - you just gotta dance! (more...)

BWW Recap: GAME OF THRONES Raises Some Eyebrows in 'Book of the Stranger'
by Jessica Naftaly - May 16, 2016

This week's episode of Game of Thrones just aired, entitled “Book of the Stranger,” a title that had little to do with the episode besides a not so subtle namedrop halfway through. This episode delivered more of what Thrones is seemingly becoming more about; shocks, deaths, quips and nudity, and less of what it originally was; a human and complex drama. Despite Game of Thrones insistence that this year, women will be “on top,” we were once again force fed faux-feminism doubling as “empowerment,” while it double downed on it's misogyny, racism, and plain nonsensical storytelling. (more...)

BWW Preview: LUCKY BEE on the Lower East Side of NYC
by Marina Kennedy - May 16, 2016

Visit the Lucky Bee on the Lower East Side of New York City. They have just launched an exciting new summer menu with their improved cooking capacity. (more...)

HEAVENLY FATHER is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

"Dearest and most gracious reader: The following tale will offend pretty much everyone in the world." (more...)

Gale Tobin Holz Shares WHO AM I, REALLY?
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

In her debut publication, Gale Tobin Holz charts her harrowing search for identity. 'WHO AM I, REALLY?' (published by AuthorHouse) is a deeply moving exploration of family, self and how these two are invariably entwined. A new marketing campaign is all set to promote Holz' autobiography. (more...)

Open Book: TUCK EVERLASTING's Bookwriters Claudia Shear and Tim Federle; Providing Dirt For A Garden
by Michael Dale - May 16, 2016

Award-winning actor/playwright and award-winning actor/novelist team up for their first Broadway musical book. (more...)

BWW Review: A Family in Comedic Turmoil Rules the Roost in TABLE MANNERS
by Shari Barrett - May 16, 2016

Sometimes last minute changes of director can raise a struggling play into a masterful team effort showing the brilliant humor meant to be mined from an award-winning script. Such was the case for co-director/actor David Graham when two previous directors had to step aside and he was asked to take over directing TABLE MANNERS at Little Fish two days before the first rehearsal. Along with his co-director Stephanie Coltrin, the perfect casting in all the roles and the skill of knowing just how far to take the characters in this comedy of family manners gone bad makes for two hours of close-up fun for every member of the audience. (more...)

August Wilson's JITNEY and COST OF LIVING Added to MTC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced two additional productions as part of Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2016-2017 season: The Broadway premiere of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson and the New York Premiere of Cost of Living, written by Martyna Majok and directed by Jo Bonney, in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival, Mandy Greenfield Artistic Director. Cost of Living will have its World Premiere at Williamstown Theatre Festival on the Nikos Stage from June 29 to July 10, 2016. (more...)

BWW INTERVIEWS: Jonathan Rockefeller, Creator & Producer Of THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Chats to BWW Sydney
by Jade Kops - May 15, 2016

Following the announcement that THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW was nominated for the Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Show and the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, BWW Sydney had a chat with Creator and Producer Jonathan Rockefeller. (more...)

DarkMatter CEO, Faisal Al Bannai Forecasts that Future Success of Nations will be Based on Cyber Security Resilience
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

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BWW Review: CLOUDSTREET Is A Major Australian Success Story
by Barry Lenny - May 14, 2016

State Opera has pulled out all the stops for this opera, which has been five years in the making. (more...)

BWW Blog: Rebecca Donaldson - High School Theater Addict is ALL SHOOK UP
by Guest Blogger: Rebecca Donaldson - May 13, 2016

As a regular participant in theater throughout my community, I rarely get a break. Often, I audition for a role before the show I am currently cast in finishes running. In March, I somehow managed to pull off being in two shows at the same time; further exemplifying my self-titled and extremely suiting phrase 'High School Theater Addict'. I would not Doubt for even a fraction of a second that I can be found stating, 'I can't...I have rehearsal,' more often than anything else. And while my weekend and afterschool schedule differs from most people my age, it affords me the benefit of having the most diverse medley of friends, along with the ability to learn skills that are absolutely priceless to me, as I am absolutely in love with performing. (more...)

FALLING TOGETHER is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

There are times in life that shake many to their very foundation leaving them wishing for things to get better, fast. But the truth is that moments of 'falling apart' are also our most powerful catalysts for growth and change. In Falling Together, How to Find Balance, Joy, and Meaningful Change When Your Life Seems to be Falling Apart, Donna Cardillo, a registered nurse, Dr. Oz blogger, and beloved public speaker, re?ects on the overwhelming challenges that fall into every life, and the renewal that comes when these challenges are met with courage. A funny, big-hearted self-help memoir that takes on issues like divorce, caregiving, and burnout-and many women's biggest enemies of all, fear, insecurity, and self-Doubt - Falling Together shows how to face the challenges that threaten to knock people to the ground and turn them into the building blocks needed to become more successful, more joyful, and ultimately, more alive. (more...)

A Red Orchid Extends Ike Holter's SENDER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

?Due to popular demand, A Red Orchid Theatre adds six performances to the run of the world premiere of Sender by Ike Holter, directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. Featuring Ensemble Member Steve Haggard, the cast of Sender also includes McKenzie Chinn, Mary Williamson and Steven Wilson. The extension includes Saturday matinees as well as additional weeknight performances. Sender will now run through June 4, 2016. A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N Wells. Tickets to extension performances go on sale Thursday, May 12, 2016.   (more...)

Playwright, Neuroscientist, RADIOLAB Host Set for MTC's INCOGNITO Panel
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announces the upcoming Sloan Panel Discussion on INCOGNITO, which will be held following the Tuesday, May 17 performance of the play at MTC at New York City Center-Stage I (131 West 55th Street), and is open to anyone attending the evening's performance. (more...)

Ariana Grande, Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani to Perform on
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that Ariana Grande, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have been added to the star-studded lineup of performers at the 2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS. (more...)

PHOTO: First Look - Laverne Cox, Ben Vereen in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

EW has shared an exclusive first look at Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, which is set to air Fall 2016 on FOX. (more...)

BWW Review: Another Country Heard From: Scandinavian Stage Debuts With I CALL MY BROTHERS
by Nancy Grossman - May 12, 2016

Producing Artistic Director and Founder of Israeli Stage, Guy Ben-Aharon helmed a staged reading of Swedish-Tunisian playwright/author Jonas Hassen Khemiri's I CALL MY BROTHERS last night in Nordic Hall at the Scandinavian Cultural Center in West Newton. The first-ever theatrical performance at SCC was in partnership with the Center for Arabic Culture and featured a quartet of Boston actors: Ramona Lisa Alexander, Greg Maraio, Nael Nacer, and Gigi Watson. (more...)

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