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CBS Announces Premiere Dates for RANSOM, DOUBT, TRAINING DAY & More
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

CBS today announced several winter and spring scheduling moves, including the series premieres of RANSOM, TRAINING DAY and Doubt. (more...)

MTC Announces Tour of WHAT RHYMES WITH CARS AND GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Melbourne Theatre Company is thrilled to today announce that the critically acclaimed musical What Rhymes with Cars and Girls will tour nationally in 2017, opening in Geelong next September before touring to Bendigo, Sydney and Brisbane. (more...)

Tom Wilson, 'Biff' from BACK TO THE FUTURE, to Appear at World Comic Con New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Tom Wilson, who portrayed notorious bully 'Biff Tannen' in the Back to the Future trilogy, will make his first fan convention appearance in nearly 15 years when he attends Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, Saturday and Sunday, January 7-8, 2017, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil in Brahms's Symphony No. 3 and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5; Facebook Live Broadcast 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in Brahms's Symphony No. 3 and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor, with Stephen Hough as soloist, Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 13 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 14 at 8:00 p.m. The January 14 performance will be broadcast on Facebook Live, the Philharmonic's second live concert broadcast on Facebook, following the 2016-17 season Opening Gala Concert. Hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight and directed by Habib Azar, the live, online broadcast - available at facebook.com/nyphilharmonic - will also feature live interviews with the evening's artists. The concert will be available for on-demand viewing on the Philharmonic's website, YouTube, and Facebook through August 31, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meghan Jones of RAGTIME at Actors' Repertory Theatre Of Simi
by Cary Ginell - Nov 30, 2016

The musical Ragtime, which plays through this Sunday, December 4, at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, is an important work that weaves actual historical personages into the fabric of its three intersecting stories: an upper-class white family, the African American ragtime pianist Coalhouse Walker Jr., and the Latvian immigrant Tateh. Two of the historical characters in the musical had profound impacts on American political history, which have heightened relevance due to the emotionally charged 2016 election, refocusing attention on matters of race, class, and immigration. This weekend, we interviewed the actors portraying anarchist Emma Goldman and educator/orator Booker T. Washington in the show, which will be featured in advance of this weekend's final performances of this essential work of musical theater. (more...)

ProfNet Expert Roundup: Trump Presidency
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

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THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Extends at T. Schreiber Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

T. Schreiber Theatre (TST) has announced the extension of their critically acclaimed production, The Motherf**ker with the Hat written by Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright, Stephen Adly Guirgis. (more...)

Dobot M1 Reached Their Goal within 24 hours on Kickstarter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

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Avner Dorman's New Opera WAHNFRIED to Premiere in Karlsruhe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

In the annals of the Wagner family, the name Houston Stewart Chamberlain is but a footnote. Yet, argues Avner Dorman's new opera Wahnfried, he was in some ways the link between Richard Wagner and Adolf Hitler. Chamberlain was a failing English scientist who became obsessed with Wagner's music, after the composer's death marrying Wagner's daughter Eva and moving to Bayreuth. There he stayed close to his adopted family and, eventually, to Adolf Hitler, whom he hugely admired. Hitler for his part saw Chamberlain as a mentor and was highly influenced by his magnum opus, The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century - which codified Aryan supremacy and systemic anti-Semitism. Hitler so admired the older man that he often quoted him, and made the journey to Bayreuth for his funeral. (more...)

Tickets for Los Fabulosos Cadillacs At The Theater At Madison Square Garden On Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Madison Square Garden Company and Goldenvoice announced today that legendary Argentinian band Los Fabulosos Cadillacs will take the Theater at Madison Square Garden stage on Friday, March 31, 2017 as part of their 'La Salvacion de Solo y Juan' world tour. (more...)

VIETGONE and SELL/BUY/DATE Enter Final Week of Extended, Acclaimed Engagements at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) critically acclaimed, extended fall productions of Veitgone and Sell/Buy/Date at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street) are both entering their final week of performances.  (more...)

Scott Klier Named Producing Artistic Director at California Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

California Musical Theatre (CMT) President and CEO Richard Lewis announced that Scott Klier, currently Executive Producer and Chief Operating Officer, will become Producing Artistic Director as of December 1. Lewis said that Glenn Casale, CMT's Artistic Director since 2009, will transition into the role of Artistic Consultant and continue to direct shows at Sacramento Music Circus, as he's done for more than 20 years. (more...)

Olsson Debuts Visual for 'Hold On' ft Mapei
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

In case you missed it.... Have a brand new video for you from Olsson for 'Hold On.' The first song taken from his debut EP, first premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats1 radio show on Beats One. (more...)

Ellipsiz Communications Ltd. Confirms Order Made by Judge of the Superior Court of Justice - Ontario Disallowing Meeting of Shareholders Called by Tat Lee (Michael) Koh
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

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Job Search Expert Adam Reiter Launches THE SUCK LESS JOB SEARCH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

What if the biggest dilemma during a job search was choosing which great job offer to accept? 'The Suck Less Job Search,' a new book from job search expert and career coach Adam Reiter, has left many job seekers in just that position. With dozens of easy tips and techniques to try-including ones that utilize cutting-edge technology-this brand new book has taken thousands of readers from job search to job found. (more...)

BWW Review: WAITING FOR GRACE Poses the Question: What if True Love Never Happens or What if it Does?
by Shari Barrett - Nov 28, 2016

Theatre Planners presents the world premiere of WAITING FOR GRACE, an award-winning comedy by Sharon Sharth, as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre, directed by Lee Costello. Centering on a woman who wants to have it all, a great career, marriage and children with the perfect husband, but just seems to waste her life with men who don't want what she does. And when she finally meets the right man, what if her fear of abandonment prevents her from ever accepting she has finally found the right man? (more...)

GWS Production AB : GWS signs partnership agreement with major security provider in the USA.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

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BWW Review: ICEBERGS Addresses Global Warming, Family Planning, and Movie Dreams Hatching in Silver Lake
by Shari Barrett - Nov 26, 2016

Westwood's Geffen Playhouse is presenting the World Premiere of ICEBERGS written by Alena Smith and directed by Randall Arney through December 18. This biting new play is set in the Silver Lake community of Los Angeles, California, where the weather is always nice and the future looks bright…at least on the surface. This acerbic, affectionate and affecting world premiere comedy takes place on a warm November night, centering on a new generation of thirtysomethings as they navigate filmmaking, family planning, and global warming, all the while trying to put down roots before everything melts away. They cross each other's paths like icebergs, ever moving on their own currents as they melt away into nothingness. (more...)

BWW Review: NICE FISH, Harold Pinter Theatre, 25 November 2016
by Debbie Gilpin - Nov 26, 2016

After the Harold Pinter Theatre had its final Sunny Afternoon in October, it is now home to Nice Fish for a limited run. Coming over from a sold-out season at New York's St Ann's Warehouse, the play is a unique collaboration between Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins, an American prose poet. (more...)

BWW Review: Gideon Irving Makes His Own Kind of Sense -And Music - in MY NAME IS GIDEON, I'M PROBABLY GOING TO DIE, EVENTUALLY
by Victoria Ordin - Nov 25, 2016

Gideon Irving is an original. One-man (or woman) shows are by definition personal, but even by the yardstick of solo performance, MY NAME IS GIDEON, I'M PROBABLY GOING TO DIE EVENTUALLY is unlike anything I've seen in theater or cabaret. The 30-year-old actor born at Roosevelt Hospital on 58th Street (along with his twin brother Isaac, a singing abalone) has performed his musical show in six countries and 504 livings rooms, along with fringe festivals and the occasional theater. (more...)

Cliff Somers Releases IS HE OR ISN'T HE?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Cliff Somers was born in Maine but claims Florida as his home state. He lives in Tampa with his lovely and smart wife, Jennie. He retired from the practice of trial law and needed something else to occupy his time. Having been an English major in undergraduate school, writing seemed to be a no-brainer. Time will no Doubt judge the wisdom of that choice as Cliff completed his new book, 'Is He or Isn't He? A Response to God's Not Dead': a thoughtful refutation of the so-called 'evidence' supporting the existence of God set forth by Pastor Broocks, which Cliff contends is no such thing. (more...)

BWW Review: Washington Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER is a Christmas Treat
by Benjamin Tomchik - Dec 6, 2016

Washington Ballet's production of The Nutcracker, a beloved DC holiday tradition, has returned to the Warner Theatre in all its splendid glory. (more...)

Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Shares the Nine Components of RUNNING FLOW in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Many runners have experienced moments when everything clicks but written them off as chance occurrences. The easy sense of control and empowerment, they assumed, was nothing more than a lucky coincidence. World-renowned researcher Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, who introduced the word 'flow' to describe the phenomenon of deep immersion in an activity where mind and body seem to work together almost effortlessly, says that understanding the rare occasions when psychology and physiology fall completely in sync offers runners the best chance of experiencing flow when it's needed most. (more...)

Makoto Shinkai's YOUR NAME Wins 2016 LA Film Critics Best Animated Film Award
by Movies News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) announced Sunday that 'Your Name.' was selected as Best Animated Film for 2016. The critically acclaimed anime film from director Makoto Shinkai, CoMix Wave Films and Toho Co Ltd is the third anime film to ever win this prestigious award. (more...)

HEISENBERG, Starring Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt, Starts Final Week on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed world premiere of Heisenberg, the new play by Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw, starring Denis Arndt and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker, begins the final week of its sold-out, critically heralded run tonight at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The limited engagement will play its final performance at the Friedman on Sunday, December 11. (more...)

BWW Album Review: Happiness Is...YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Remy Holzer - Dec 6, 2016

Whether or not you are familiar with Clark Gesner's musical YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, you are bound to recognize Track 21 of the York Theatre Company 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording. The theme 'Linus and Lucy,' written by Vince Guaraldi, is a familiar tune to all who have seen the well-known animated specials featuring the Peanuts kids. There is something oddly soothing about this gentle, understated theme, with its rolling feeling of continuity paired with plinking notes of whimsy, that has become so closely associated with Charles M. Schulz's legacy of 17,897 comic strips. The YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN band played 'Linus and Lucy' as walking-out music after the show, prompting much of the audience to stay and hear it through to the end. (more...)

BWW Review: COPENHAGEN at Perisphere Theater
by Hannah Landsberger - Dec 5, 2016

Perisphere Theater's Copenhagen left me feeling uneasy. Maybe this was this was exactly what I should have been feeling; the script, examines the morality of two scientists who worked on the atomic bomb. But despite the strong performances, something is missing from this production. (more...)

Guns N' Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour Shows No Signs Of Stopping As It Steamrolls Into 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The resurgent Guns N' Roses and their massively successful Not In This Lifetime Tour continue to show no signs of slowing down as the legendary band storms into 2017 with more than 30 stadium shows lined up across Europe and North America. (more...)

Reolink C2 4MP PTZ Wireless Indoor Camera is Available for Pre-Order Now
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

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John Joubert 'Death Row Drawings' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Just weeks after Nebraska voters decided to reinstate the death penalty, there is new information in the case of John Joubertone of the last criminals to be executed in the state. Former KMTV-3 anchorman and investigative reporter, Mark Pettit, has obtained and released disturbing drawings made by Joubert as he waited to die in Nebraska's electric chair. Pettit has tried for years to obtain the drawingsa move fought, won and lost in Nebraska's court system. (more...)

Rick Wakeman to Release New Studio Album 'Piano Portraits' This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Revered keyboardist, songwriter and broadcaster Rick Wakeman will release his new solo album, Piano Portraits, on CD and digitally on January 13, with 2LP vinyl to follow on February 3 (more...)

Guns N' Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour Coming to Hershey In 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The resurgent Guns N' Roses and their massively successful Not In This Lifetime Tourcontinue to show no signs of slowing down as the legendary band storms into 2017 with more than 30 stadium shows lined up across Europe and North America. On Sunday, August 13, they will return to Hersheypark Stadium for one show-stopping evening.  (more...)

R. Thomas Vosburgh Releases 'Discovering the Biblical God in the 21st Century'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

'Discovering the Biblical God in the 21st Century': is a call to arms for all to come together and join with pastors who have the courage and creativity to lead the church beyond conventional thinking about God, the Bible, and faith so the Biblical message connects intellectually and spiritually in authentic ways to people in the 21st century. 'Discovering the Biblical God in the 21st Century' is the creation of published author, R. Thomas Vosburgh, a modern medical miracle, ordained and with a doctoral degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary. (more...)

Scoop: THE YOUNG POPE on HBO on NBC - Sunday, January 15, 2017
by TV Scoop - Dec 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE YOUNG POPE on HBO, airing on NBC on Sunday, January 15, 2017! (more...)

NTT Solmare Releases Shall we date?: Lost Alice+!, the Highly Anticipated #1 Dating Simulation Game New Title Takes You to the World of Wonder!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

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Guns N' Roses 'Not In This Lifetime Tour' to Hit Stadiums Across Europe & North America
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The resurgent Guns N' Roses and their massively successful Not In This Lifetime Tour continue to show no signs of slowing down as the legendary band storms into 2017 with more than 30 stadium shows lined up across Europe and North America. (more...)

Vito Trabucco's NEVER OPEN THE DOOR Available on Blu-Ray, DVD & VOD Today
by Movies News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Maltauro Entertainment in association with Baumant Entertainment has announced the December 6th Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD release of Never Open the Door. (more...)

Shayna Hiller Presents Wellness Retreat In Jamaica, 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Ring in the new year with one-of-a-kind coach, Shayna Hiller at the beautiful Round Hill Resort in Jamaica, January 19-22, 2017.  Shayna will take you through a practice of intention and goal setting and help you press the reset button as you ring in the new year.  (more...)

BWW Review: PETER PAN, National Theatre, 2 December 2016
by Gary Naylor - Dec 4, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show soar, like Peter, beyond expectations - a delight for all the family. (more...)

Broadway and Film Actress Alice Drummond Dies at 88
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

According to the New York Times, actress Alice Drummond passed away earlier this week due to complications from a recent fall. Remembered most for her compelling character-heavy roles, at turns comic (You Can't Take It With You, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective) and dramatic (Awakenings), Drummond enjoyed a long career on both stage and screen. (more...)

Prinnie Stevens Joins THE BODYGUARD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Producers John Frost, Michael Harrison and David Ian today announced that one of Australia's most exciting triple threat performers, Prinnie Stevens, will be joining the cast of the international award-winning hit musical THE BODYGUARD. Prinnie will play the role of Nicki Marron, the sister of Rachel Marron, played by Paulini, in the 2017 Australian tour. Prinnie has appeared in such musicals as Rent, Thriller Live and Oh, What A Night! for which she was nominated for a Helpmann Award, and is best known to television audiences as a finalist on The Voice. (more...)

BWW Review: 21st Annual Youth Musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE a Big Hit at the Morgan-Wixson
by Shari Barrett - Dec 2, 2016

Surely most theatre folks have seen productions of the fabulous musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, making the show the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway, based on the original story and screenplay by Richard Morris for the 1967 Universal Pictures film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Julie Andrews. I can tell you without a shadow of a Doubt, the current production directed by Anne Gesling for the Y.E.S. Youth/Teen Program at Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre is just as good as many adult production I have seen, given the cast's talent, Gesling's spot-on fast-paced direction and fabulous 1920's costuming, Daniel Koh's musical direction creating wonderful cast harmonies, and creative choreography by Lauren Blair. (more...)

Kaleem Taylor's 'By My Side' Out Now Via Sony
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

London-based singer/songwriter Kaleem Taylor today unveils his brand new creation and original production, 'By My Side' – out now via Sony Music. (more...)

Patty Gonzales Releases MOMMY, ARE THERE BOYS IN HEAVEN?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

'Mommy, Are There Boys In Heaven?': a powerful and heart wrenching story of how a little girl proved, beyond the shadow of Doubt, that God sends signs through His angels! 'Mommy, Are There Boys In Heaven?' is the creation of published author, Patty Gonzales, gifted writer and mother. (more...)

BWW Review: 5th Avenue's THE LITTLE MERMAID is Swimmingly Magical
by Jay Irwin - Dec 2, 2016

The original animated film of "Disney's The Little Mermaid" is arguably one of the best of the Disney canon. With songs written by the incredible Alan Menken and Howard Ashman it marked the rebirth of the Disney animated musicals. The original conversion of it into a Broadway musical was not so great. With bad staging and flow, achieving the illusion of swimming by putting the actors on Heelys (shoes with wheels in the heels) so they would glide across stage, and additional songs from Menken and Glenn Slater (owing to the passing of the great Howard Ashman) the show lost much of it's core cleverness and heart in favor of the cliche and gimmicky. Now there's a new version with a reworked book and score and much improved staging which is currently being offered at the 5th Avenue Theatre and while it still may not have that magical greatness of the original film it does manage a magic of its own largely due to some new stage magic and a stellar cast including an Ariel (Diana Huey) who is the most layered, honest, real and still adorable Disney Princess ever. (more...)

BWW Interview: IMPRO's Producing Artistic Director DAN O'CONNOR Talks Holiday Extravaganza
by Don Grigware - Dec 2, 2016

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents the World Premiere of Impro Theatre's 1966 Holiday Variety Extravaganza, from LA's Impro Theatre, the creators and performers of the wildly popular Jane Austen UnScripted. Impro Theatre's 1966 Holiday Variety Extravaganza is created especially for The Broad Stage. Over their history, the company has produced a bevy of mainstage shows including: Shakespeare UnScripted, Film Noir UnScripted, Twilight Zone UnScripted, Sondheim UnScripted, Dickens UnScripted, The Western UnScripted, Tennessee Williams UnScripted, Chekhov UnScripted, along with Fairytales UnScripted and Jane Austen UnScripted, which both previously ran at The Broad Stage. This new production marks the group's 10th anniversary. (more...)

B Street Theatre Presents THE CHRISTIANS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

B Street Theatre is excited to open the 2017 B3 Series Season with Lucas Hnath's The Christians. (more...)

BWW Review: Teen Angels Compete For A Second Chance in RIDE THE CYCLONE
by Michael Dale - Dec 1, 2016

For a musical about the accidental death of six teenagers and a contest to select just one of them to return to life, Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond's Ride the Cyclone, mounted by MCC after development in Canadian cabarets and a successful Chicago run, is curiously lacking in any kind of emotion or tension. (more...)

NBC's DOLLY PARTON'S CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS is No. 1 Show of Wednesday Night
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

In total viewers, NBC wins its first Wednesday of the season with the #1 and #2 shows of the night. It's NBC's most-watched in-season Wednesday (11.192 million), excluding Olympics, in nearly nine years (since Jan. 9, 2008, 11.311 million). (more...)

ME AND MY GIRL Set to Dazzle on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Find out at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre November 29 through December 18 as the hilarious romantic comedy Me and My Girl hits the stage. In the show-stopping musical, an unrefined charmer named Bill learns he is heir to the Earl of Hareford. His aristocratic family believes he can become a gentleman and earn his inheritance - but only if he gives up his true love. Will love or money win?  (more...)

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