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BWW Review: PIPPIN at SoLuna Studios
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - Jul 22, 2017

It was a magical night at the SoLuna Studio as the exceptional cast of 'Pippin' graced the stage, sang and danced in the aisles, and at times, wound up performing in our laps. Composer Stephen Schwartz' masterpiece is brought to life by a talented bunch of young actors and actresses who are certainly on their way to Broadway. Not only does this energetic cast perform the entire 1972 Broadway musical with great gusto and pride but they also created an exceptional circus atmosphere, reminiscent of the 2013 Broadway revival, which brought 'Pippin' to a whole new exciting level. (more...)

Dick Van Dyke Takes Opportunity to Apologize for MARY POPPINS Cockney Accent
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Dick Van Dyke may be lauded for his all around charm in MARY POPPINS, but his cockney accent has since become a subject of amusement. Now Van Dyke has admitted to being aware of this fact and jokingly expressed his thrill at being able to finally apologize. (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...)

Natalie Dormer to Star in New Amazon Series PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK is the latest series to be added to the Amazon Prime Video US line-up following a deal with FremantleMedia International. The epic new series, starring Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Parts 1 and 2, In Darkness) as English headmistress Mrs Hester Appleyard, is a re-imagining of Joan Lindsay's timeless Australian novel. (more...)

Scoop: DOUBT on CBS - Saturday, August 12, 2017
by - Jul 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on Doubt, airing on CBS on Saturday, August 12, 2017! (more...)

Bay Ledges Release 'SAFE' ft. Sylvain Armand
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Today sees the release of Swedish newcomer Sylvain Armand's exquisite re-work of Bay Ledge's sublime track 'Safe', out now via BMG. A year after its original release, Armand has jumped on board to give the track a new lease of life with this stellar dance cut. (more...)

Sources Claim Ben Affleck BATMAN Franchise in Jeopardy at Warner Bros.
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

The Hollywood Reporter has reported on some trouble for Ben Affleck's Batman franchise. (more...)

Daddy Hinkle's Expands Distribution to 208 Walmart Locations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

With summer finally here, many have already started to fire up their grills in search of the perfect steak, chicken, pork chop or grilled vegetables. To help achieve this, Daddy Hinkle's has expanded distribution of their instant meat marinade and dry rub products to include 208 Walmart locations across Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Colorado and Arkansas. Through this partnership, home cooked restaurant quality steaks are now easily achieved. (more...)

BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Shakespeare's Globe
by Debbie Gilpin - Jul 20, 2017

Matthew Dunster brings some desert sun to a so far patchy summer, with his Mexican inspired production of Much Ado About Nothing. It truly is the beating heart of the Summer of Love, running until the end of the season alongside first Twelfth Night, then King Lear and Boudica. (more...)

Dick Van Dyke Will Receive Britannia Award for Excellence In Television
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) is pleased to announce that beloved actor Dick Van Dyke will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines.  This year's event will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (more...)

Do Something To Support, Guide, Empower Women and Girls, 9/2-3 in Sedona
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The Sedona Women's Institute's two-day Power of Sisterhood Conference brings together facilitators, speakers and like-minded women to explore, discover and make plans to support, guide and empower women and girls, Sept. 2-3 at the Sedona Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Road in Sedona. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 19, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. (more...)

Hackmatack Playhouse Opens STEEL MAGNOLIAS Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Six women, three generations. This is the foundation of "Steel Magnolias," the show opening next week at Hackmatack Playhouse in Berwick. It is also the story of the six actors who were cast in this story of a group of gossipy southern ladies who meet at a small town beauty parlor.  (more...)

CUCO Announces New Tour Dates in Los Angeles and San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

CUCO will hit Sacramento (Goldfield) and Oakland (New Parish) before hitting his sold-out debut in San Francisco. (more...)

BWW Review: GROUNDWORKS DANCE THEATER delights again in Cain Park concert
by Roy Berko - Jul 19, 2017

As such television programs as 'So You Think You Can Dance' and 'World of Dance' convince more and more people to appreciate dance as an art form, they also create a higher barrier for local companies to leap. With such superb choreographers as Tony winning Mia Michaels, Travis Wall, Sonya Tayeh and Tyce Diorio creating visual marvels, and national and world-wide dancers modeling what is 'good' in dance, expectations for local companies rise. (more...)

Flow Sports Gives Viewers Anytime, Anywhere Access to 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017


EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Michael Redmond
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 19, 2017

BWW speaks to Michael Redmond about his show I Wrote A Joke In 1987 ahead of its run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Brandon Cloyd Named New Barrel of Monkeys Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Barrel of Monkeys (BOM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brandon Cloyd as the company's new Artistic Director, effective September 1, 2017. (more...)

EncoreMichigan Announces 2017 Wilde Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 28 when The 2017 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. (more...)

Grammy Nominee Sings About Importance Of Good Mental Health
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

On Monday, July 17, 2017, Grammy nominated songwriter and singer Tracy Randall, in addition to battling cancer for the second time openly speaks about his everyday struggle with bi-polar disorder, will release, 'Be Free-Official Video', the third single from his third studio album, 'No Judgment', to impact radio.The Lavish Records recording artist Tracy Randall isn't supposed to be here. In 2006, he was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, underwent aggressive rounds of chemo and radiation therapy, and his doctors gave up. (more...)

Shaina Taub, Mavi Diaz & Las Folkies, And More This Week At Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

See what's happening at Joe's Pub this week! (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHELORETTE on ABC - Monday, July 24, 2017
by - Jul 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE BACHELORETTE, airing on ABC on Monday, July 24, 2017! (more...)

A Whole World Of Magic Set To Cast A Spell Over The Epstein
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Audiences of The Epstein Theatre simply won't believe their eyes this September, with three incredible performances of unmissable magic including World Stars of Magic and Abracadabra taking place Friday 15 and Saturday 16 September. (more...)

VIDEO: Starz Releases Official Trailer for OUTLANDER Season Three
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Starz releases the new official trailer for the highly anticipated third season of its Original Series OUTLANDER, premiering on Sunday, September 10th at 8PM ET/PT. Fans now get a closer look at new footage from the forthcoming season based on Voyager, the third of eight books in Diana Gabaldon's international best-selling Outlander series. (more...)

HBO Marks Season Three of BALLERS With Exclusive Los Angeles Pop-Up Store
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

On Thursday, July 20, HBO will celebrate season three of its hit comedy 'BALLERS' with an exclusive VIP event featuring DJs Virgil Abloh and DJ Wonder, to mark the launch of its retail pop-up in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 17th, 2017 - Broadway Stars 'Stand Up for Freedom' and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 17, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Stage stars 'STAND UP FOR FREEDOM' to benefit the ACLU! (more...)

BWW Review: Unexpected Stage's OBLIVION a Spirited, Thought-Provoking Meditation on Modern Life
by Andrew White - Jul 17, 2017

Oblivion is about the emptiness that plagues modern life, and the desperate attempts we make to fill that emptiness with something, anything, regardless of how illusory. Director Christopher Goodrich has assembled a dynamite cast, and the intimate environment at the River Road Unitarian Universalist's Fireside Room brings us into close contact with four truly vivid characters. (more...)

Peter Oundjian Will Be Conductor Emeritus for Toronto Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is pleased to announce that Peter Oundjian will be honoured with the title of Conductor Emeritus when he completes his tenure as Music Director of the TSO at the end of the 2017/18 season. (more...)

BWW Review: The Bay Area Premiere of Laura Eason's Meaningful, Timely SEX WITH STRANGERS at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Jul 17, 2017

With fine acting by Carey Urban and Ben Williamson, it captures life in the 2010's like few other plays. (more...)

Westport Welcomes MICHAEL BARKER
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jul 17, 2017

Makes magic happen after bursting bubbles. (more...)

VIDEO: There's a War Going on Out There in Westeros! GREAT COMET Covers GAME OF THRONES Theme
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2017

The Imperial is no stranger to accomplished musicians, but it's no Doubt that GREAT COMET has brought a whole new level of musical genius to the stage. The latest in a long line of artistic shenanigans is a cover of the epic Game of Thrones theme song to celebrate the show's return tonight. Check out the video below! (more...)

PETER PAN at Cabrillo Music Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Jul 15, 2017

Cabrillo Music Theatre Changes Its Name To 5 Star Theatricals (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

People's Light Announces Headliners for World Premiere of LIGHTS OUT: Nat 'King' Cole
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

People's Light is delighted to announce the headliners for the upcoming world premiere of Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole by Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor, slated to open the Theatre's season in October 2017. Emmy-nominated actor Dule Hill (The West Wing) will play Cole, and Broadway regular Daniel J. Watts will appear as Sammy Davis, Jr. (more...)

BWW Interview: Charlotte Wakefield Talks CRAZY FOR YOU
by Marianka Swain - Jul 14, 2017

Charlotte Wakefield's past work includes The Sound of Music at Regent's Park Open Air, Mamma Mia! in the West End, and the UK tour of Oklahoma!. She's back on tour next month, starring in Crazy for You alongside Tom Chambers and Caroline Flack. (more...)

BWW Review: Heritage Players Perform Tuneful Feats Of Fun And Fantasy With SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL.
by Cybele Pomeroy - Jul 14, 2017

If you're anywhere close to Catonsville, if you have (or have access to) children between 4 and 14, do your family a favor and come see SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, playing for one more weekend at the Rice Auditorium on the Spring Grove campus. It's a bright, juicy popsicle of a show, with fast moving action, familiar characters, child actors, audience interaction, and a temperature-controlled environment. (more...)

Stella Gonet to Star in the London Revival of John Patrick Shanley's DOUBT, A PARABLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Stella Gonet is to star in Doubt, A Parable by John Patrick Shanley one of the most acclaimed plays in recent memory. (more...)

BWW Review: BODIES, Royal Court
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 14, 2017

How far would you go to have a baby? What and who would you overlook to make it happen? Vivienne Franzmann has never shied away from controversial subjects in her plays. The 2012, critically acclaimed play The Witness explored the exploitative nature of photojournalism and Pests was based on heroin addiction. In Bodies she turns her attention to the morality surrounding overseas surrogacy. (more...)

BAYNK Releases 'Come Home (w/Shallou)'; EP Coming Soon
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

An effortlessly smooth track evoking a figurative float down a stream of brimming hope and subtle melancholy, 'Come Home' finds BAYNK at his most sharply astute and confident to date. T (more...)

BWW Review: BLUEBERRIES, BROADWAY, AND BRIAN: Storytelling at Its Best
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 14, 2017

Director, producer, actor Brian P. Allen is a born raconteur with a wicked sense of humor and his latest version of his hilarious one-man show, Blueberries, Broadway, and Brian, which he performed at the Strand Theater in Rockland and will reprise in Springvale, ME, speaks to Allen's wit, turn of phrase, and deliciously outrageous sense of humor. (more...)

Indie Pop Artist Ian Coulter Buford Releases Music Video for 'Live 4 Now'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Indie Pop artist Ian Coulter Buford made a splash Monday with the release of his music video, 'Live 4 Now.' It's the title track from his debut EP, now available for pre-order on iTunes and Google Play. (more...)

BWW Interview: Producer Kevin McCollum of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jul 13, 2017

Kevin McCollum produced some of Broadway's biggest shows, including MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, playing now in Minneapolis. Read along with my engaging conversation with him and learn some tidbits about an upcoming project and what drives his storytelling. (more...)

BWW Review: A Gripping Struggle for Souls: WE WILL NOT BE SILENT at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 13, 2017

If by betraying her principles Scholl could prolong her life, as opposed to adhering to her principles, dying, and having no impact at all, which choice should she make? And this is not just her existential question: It is her interrogator Grunwald's as well. It would appear that Grunwald has made the opposite choice. But has he? At the very end of the play, that question is reopened. (more...)

Scoop: DOUBT on CBS - Saturday, August 5, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jul 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on Doubt, airing on CBS on Saturday, August 5, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: DOUBT on CBS - Saturday, August 5, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jul 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on Doubt, airing on CBS on Saturday, August 5, 2017! (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...)

BWW Review: Atlantis Has Scored Yet Another Triumph in KINKY BOOTS
by Vince Vicentuan - Jul 12, 2017

The Cyndi Lauper-Harvey Fierstein award-winning musical 'Kinky Boots' has finally strutted into Manila, and if the spontaneous standing ovations and full houses since opening night are any indication, Lola, the indomitable drag queen at the center of the show, could be right--'I came for one thing only--adulation!' (more...)

A.J. Croce with Robbie Fulks Comes to NYC to Celebrate Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Some artists are afforded the chance to tell their personal stories as they see fit, at a particular moment when they know the time has come. But for many, there is no choice -the story emerges hardwired to the music and they become forever identified with it no matter how their story may evolve or change. A.J. Croce has been inextricably linked to a version of his own story by virtue of his name. He's experienced a lifetime of comparisons to a father he lost at age two, whose music bares little resemblance to his own output yet still serves as a reference point despite the years that have passed and the many iconic mentors who have stepped in to offer their counsel, creativity, and endorsement throughout his long career. (more...)

Uzo Aduba to Lead SECRET LIFE OF BEES Musical Workshop; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK star Uzo Aduba will lead the cast of a musical workshop production of THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES (more...)

Audra McDonald, Daveed Diggs, Javier Munoz, Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Lena Dunham and More to Take Part in Danny Boyle's THE CHILDREN'S MONOLOGUES at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The African-based creative arts charity Dramatic Need today announced that it will collaborate with Carnegie Hall to present the U.S. premiere of The Children's Monologues in a one-night-only benefit performance on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

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