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by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Soundtrack to THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Let's Do the Time Warp Again is available on CD and Digital Album, beginning today Friday, October 2st.  (more...)

BWW Review: 2016 BESSIES AWARDS Celebrate the Depth and Breadth of the NYC Dance Community
by Sondra Forsyth - Oct 21, 2016

Dubbed the "Oscars of Dance", the Bessies have been recognizing NYC's outstanding performers, choreographers, musicians, and designers ever since 1984. Established by David R. White at Dance Theater Workshop in honor of legendary dance teacher Bessie Schonberg, the awards ceremonies have treated full houses to performances and presentations by established and emerging artists for more than three decades. (more...)

Rick Barry Sophomore LP Out Today, Shares 'Seasons' Video
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Known for his uncensored melancholia, Asbury Park-based singer/guitarist Rick Barry returns to explore the terrain of failed love affairs, paralyzing self-Doubt and mortality in his sophomore LP, Curses, Maledictions & Harsh Reiterations. (more...)

BWW Review: Good and Evil Collide in Orlando Shakes' DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE
by Libby Champion - Oct 21, 2016

Good and evil. Purity and sin. Divinity and hell. These things are complete opposites and many would argue that people can be either one or the other. But is it possible that both of these traits can live inside of us? Can each of us have a darkness inside of them yearning to be free? In Orlando Shakes' DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE these are the questions audience members find themselves asking. (more...)

Broadway-Aimed THE BOOK OF MERMAN Sets Cast for Industry Reading, Including Carolee Carmello and Mox Von Essen!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

An Equity staged reading of "The Book Of Merman", a new play with music tracing the ups and downs of the famed Broadway star affectionately known as "the Merm", is currently rehearsing for private presentations to industry producers and insiders. (more...)

BWW Review: Christine Ebersole Achieves Quirky Poignancy While Reflecting on a New Chapter in AFTER THE BALL at the Café Carlyle
by Casey Mink - Oct 20, 2016

The Cafe Carlyle is one of most renowned venues for cabaret in the country, seeped in history so rich it could fill a PBS special. In no way, though, does its historical significance relegate a show to seriousness. Take, for example, two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole (42ND STREET, GREY GARDENS), who returned to the Cafe Carlyle for the start of what is her impressive sixth engagement at the supper club on October 11. Buoyant and self-effacing, Ebersole made it quite clear to her audience, through both her song selections and banter, that silliness and poignancy can walk hand in hand, often times to a more moving effect than either component on its own. Additionally, the very title of Ebersole's show, AFTER THE BALL, encapsulates a duality of its own, of both the specific relief and now-what sadness which accompanies the turning of life's pages. That page for Ebersole currently refers to her now-empty nest, having recently sent the last of her three children off to college. Fittingly, Ebersole kicked off her set with the song from which she got her show's moniker, "After the Ball," by Charles K. Harris. Melancholic and lilt, the song was prescient in underlining the evening's intent to investigate---with humor, introspection, and splendid tunes---this new chapter of Ebersole's life. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

'The latest in holiday children's literature, 'The Christmas Mouse,' is soon to become a classic that families will read every December. Set at the time of Jesus' birth, we find a tiny mouse and his fellow barn animal friends anticipating the holy birth; but not everyone is excited. 'I wanted to create a story that would put focus back on the true meaning of Christmas,' said Mark Spencer. 'There was something innocent and endearing about a tiny mouse being the voice of faith and grace during a time when we can so often be caught up in the material trappings of the holiday.' 'The Christmas Mouse' is written entirely in rhyme and the illustrations, created by artist Polona Lovsin, beautifully bring to life a camel, goat, donkey, sheep and mouse. Children will be drawn to their sweet faces and the wonderful story as it moves from fear and Doubt to faith and generosity. 'I'm an engineer,' said Spencer. 'Writing children's fiction was never even a consideration. However, one day while visiting friends, I noticed a tiny doll house door along their baseboard. 'That little door created a spark of inspiration and over time the story began to take shape in his mind until one final night when it just seemed to flow from his fingertips. 'Readers of The Christmas Mouse will be glad that Spencer tapped into that inner child and created this wonderful holiday tale which includes an idea for creating an annual family tradition. The little mouse door plays an important role in the story. It is through the door that the grace of God enters; a door into our hearts. Spencer suggests families might create a simple door, with paper and crayon, to symbolize the spirit of Christmas entering each home. It is a wonderful way to keep the true meaning of Christmas alive.' 'This is such a sweet story,' said Lisa Umina, founder and publisher of Halo Publishing International. 'And I have it on good authority that these adorable creatures will be appearing in a sequel before too long.' Early readers of The Christmas Mouse are already sharing their positive comments: 'What a great message of giving and generosity. It is a message that will teach kids a lot of important lessons. Most of all, it will teach kids the true meaning of Christmas so that they could get ready not by expecting gifts but by sharing as much as they can with others, especially those who are less fortunate.' -Irene Roth 'The Christmas Mouse' is now available in paperback and e-book formats at: * Amazon: * Barnes and Noble About Mark Spencer: Mark Spencer is currently a Project Director with SEE Inc. with a background in engineering and architectural design. He enjoys foremost his boys, along with firefighting, skiing, snowboarding, and also has an interest in fiction and technical writing. The Christmas Mouse is his first published work. About Halo Publishing International: Halo Publishing International is a self-publishing company that publishes adult fiction and non-fiction, children's literature, self-help, spiritual, and faith-based books. It continually strive to help authors reach their publishing goals and provide many different services that help them do so. Press & Media Contact: Lisa M. Umina, Publisher Halo Publishing International 1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176 San Antonio, TX 78213 - USA +1 877-705-9647 (more...)

BWW Feature: Theatre UCF Shines While Blurring Line Between Academic & Professional Theatre
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 20, 2016

Between theme parks, professional theatres, and arts organizations, Central Florida is one of the most fertile grounds for theatre artists in the country. Whether it is at Disney, Universal, Orlando Shakespeare, Mad Cow, the Orlando Rep, or any of the other wonderful organizations in town, you can find many different types of exciting theatre year-round in the City Beautiful. However, despite all of the well-known options in Orlando, one of the best-kept secrets in the community is that when it comes to consistently high quality, cutting-edge professional theatre, some of the best is at our local universities. (more...)

All-Cash Investment Home Prices Shot Up 33 Percent in September
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016


BWW Interview: Isa Briones of EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Oct 20, 2016

If you have the opportunity to see Cabrillo Music Theatre's splendid production of Evita this weekend, you will no Doubt be drawn to the electrifying performances by its stars, Cassandra Murphy, as Eva Peron, and Marc Ginsburg, as Che (profiled in our October 4 story - ). But there is another, younger, performer who we predict will be a big star, whether it is on the stage, in films, or on television. Her name is Isa Briones. Isa, who is just 17, is a high school senior who comes out of the ensemble to play the part of Argentinean dictator Juan Peron's unnamed mistress, who gets shooed out of the president's palace by Eva and sings the lament, 'Another Suitcase in Another Hall.' It is one of the most quietly exquisite moments in the entire musical. Prior to playing in Evita, Isa was astonishing in Pico Playhouse's production of Next to Normal, in which she played the part of confused teen Natalie Goodman. We had a chance to visit with Isa, and found out that not only is she no novice in the world of performing, she has a perceptive and mature perspective on performing and working within a character in a musical. VCOS: Isa, when I looked at your website and checked out your credits, I was stunned by all the things you've done and that you are still only seventeen. It helps when your parents are in show business, too, doesn't it? (more...)

CareerBuilder's Annual Study Reveals This Year's Craziest Excuses for Calling in Sick
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016


Sex Sells! Sarah Jones's SELL/BUY/DATE Extends at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Sell/Buy/Date, the new play written and performed by Tony Award winner Sarah Jones (Bridge and Tunnel), directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Carolyn Cantor (Fly By Night), will extend by one week at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Cherry Jones to Make West End Debut in John Tiffany's THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Michael Esper, Brian J. Smith, and Kate O'Flynn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

John Tiffany returns to the West End for the first time since the international critical hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, to bring his acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie to the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited season. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016


Christopher Haydon Announces Final Season as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces the Gate Theatre's new season entitled Resist!, his final season as Artistic Director.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Michael Cusumano
by Broadway's Backbone - Oct 19, 2016

In this episode: Broadway's Michael Cusumano won the World's top medal for ballet at the age of 14 in Bulgaria, and at 15 was the youngest company member of ABT. In this episode, Michael talks about his transition from the ballet world to the world of musical theatre, how he confronted male body issues and learned to not hate his body, and says that teaching is what currently fills his heart. He has dealt with bullying and self-Doubt, but has made brave decisions about his career because he now follows his inner-voice. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Murphy McRae, a man of great prayer and faith, has completed his new book 'Face to Face Encounters': a provocative and insightful work that strives to relay that the revelation of angels is not limited to Moses, Paul, the apostles and the like. (more...)

Animal Planet to Premiere New 6-Part Adventure Series PROJECT GRIZZLY, 11/12
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

In Animal Planet's new series PROJECT GRIZZLY, viewers join him on his emotional struggle to do right by his beloved bears as he teaches Bob and Screech, his two 700-pound grizzlies, how to survive in the deep wild. (more...)

Suzanne Vega, Beth Malone, Kenyon Phillips and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running October 19-30, 2016. Scroll down for details, and visit for a complete list of shows! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of TheatreWorks' OUTSIDE MULLINGAR
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 47th season with the regional premiere of a wry romantic comedy Outside Mullingar.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Redline Productions Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

After two successful years of operation at the intimate 63-seat Old Fitz Theatre, welcoming more than 32,000 people to 65 different shows, Red Line Productions have planned an even bigger season for 2017. Becoming known as a space which sees actors and creatives making brave and exciting choices and creating high-quality theatre, Red Line Productions has programmed ten main stage plays that will require more fearlessness and honesty from artists and audiences. (more...)

The End is Near in Rivera's Apocalyptic MARISOL at Villanova Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Villanova Theatre welcomes back renowned Philadelphia theatre artist James Ijames to direct Jose Rivera'sMarisol. This fierce fantasia set in post-apocalyptic New York is a surreal and timely piece that has been dubbed an 'anti-apathy' play.In our modern world of political upheaval and existential Doubt, Marisol inspires audiences to wake up and change the world around them, running November 8-20 at Villanova Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME, Charing Cross Theatre, 17 October 2016
by Gary Naylor - Oct 18, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a magnificently realised revival of a show that has never been more relevant since the novel was published in 1975. (more...)

Sydney Opera House to Present LIZA'S BACK (IS BROKEN)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Much-loved diva, and three-time Helpmann nominee TREVOR ASHLEY (Les Miserables, Diamonds Are For Trevor) is thrilled to announce that his brand new show LIZA'S BACK! (IS BROKEN) which premiered on Thursday 8 September at Hayes Theatre Co completely sold out -before it opened! (more...)

Gwen Stefani Joins Coaches Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys & More for Next Season of NBC's THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

International recording superstar Gwen Stefani is back and joining Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as coaches for season 12 of NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series THE VOICE. (more...)

Scoop: ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW on FOX - Thursday, October 20, 2016
by - Oct 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, airing on FOX on Thursday, October 20, 2016! (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 10/17/2016
by - Oct 17, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on for 10/17/2016. (more...)

Fight Cybercrime During National Cyber Security Awareness Month: It's Time to Take Action, Safeguard Devices and Protect Personal Information
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016


John S. Carpenter Pens 'Be Not Afraid to Follow the Footprints from Heaven'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

John S. Carpenter, a psychiatric therapist, has completed his new book 'Be Not Afraid to Follow the Footprints from Heaven': a potent display of proof of the existence of God and of the Truth supporting Christianity. (more...)

M*A*S*H* Star Loretta Swit to Lead ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Laguna Playhouse has announced 'M*A*S*H' star LORETTA SWIT starring in ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, HER SECRET JOURNEY. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Los Altos Stage Company continues its 2016-2017 season with Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation, opening November 18th (with a preview performanceNovember 17th) and running until December 11th at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

Producer Ken Davenport Boards Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group is very pleased to announce that Ken Davenport will join the company as Executive Producer for North America, effective immediately. (more...)

Mike Epps and Engelbert Humperdinck Go on Sale This Week at bergenPAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: Mike Epps Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 8PM; Engelbert Humperdinck Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8PM. (more...)

BWW Review: Splendid Cast Is the Reason to See SPINDLE CITY
by Don Grigware - Oct 17, 2016

I have heard this little double couplet poem since childhood, and have always been terrified by it, so, if I see a story depicted about accused murderess Lizzie Borden of Fall River, Massachusetts, I expect two people to end up corpses, her stepmother and her father. In the new musical by Katrina Wood Spindle City: The Lizzie Borden Musical, now playing at the Secret Rose Theatre, only her father's murder is enacted. But... Lizzie loved her father, in spite of his intolerable business tactics, and... despised her money-hungry stepmother. Does this omission of her murder from the retelling of the infamous story make any sense? Hardly. But that's just one of the problems plaguing this uneven musical at the Secret Rose through November 5. (more...)

Off-Broadway Smash Hit HADESTOWN Releases Songs for Download
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Producers Mara Isaacs and Dale Franzen, and Brian Joosten from Warner Music Group, announced that an EP of four exclusive tracks recorded live during the acclaimed Off-Broadway run of the new musicalHadestown, led by the song "Why We Build the Wall," have been released for digital download and streaming by Warner Music Group today, Friday, October 14th. (more...)

Guest Blog: Joannah Tincey On Adapting PRIDE AND PREJUDICE For Two Actors
by Guest Blogger: Joannah Tincey - Oct 14, 2016

I've loved Pride and Prejudice since I first read it. I think I was about 17, and I was caught up in the romance of it (no Doubt fuelled by a great appreciation of Mr Firth's iconic Mr Darcy). In rereading the novel later in life, I was more struck by Austen's acerbic wit. It was much funnier than I remembered. I was also bowled over by the characters, and they were one of the main reasons I wanted to create a new adaptation, and specifically one with two actors. (more...)

BWW Review: The Michigan Premiere of TREVOR is an Emotional and Unique Dark Comedy at Stagecrafter's 2nd Stage Theatre!
by Katie Laban - Oct 14, 2016

Stagecrafter's 2nd Stage Theatre presented the Michigan premiere of the dark comedy Trevor about a faded television actor relegated to a quiet, domestic life, but longing to return to his illustrious career. Only the actor this show is about is a chimpanzee, which inhibits the communication between his owner and himself. This production is a show filled with many emotions as the audience watches they will laugh, they will feel, and they will struggle right along with Trevor and his owner, Sandra. (more...)

Emily Skinner to Star in Reimagined INTO THE WOODS at TUTS; Robert Longbottom to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

In a monumental move, Tony Award nominee Robert Longbottom will serve as director and choreographer for a newly conceptualized production of Into The Woods at Theatre Under The Stars this holiday season. (more...)

Gideon Glick, Lindsay Mendez & More Will Reprise Roles in SIGNIFICANT OTHER on Broadway; Rebecca Naomi Jones Joins Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Broadway bound Significant Other- a new work by young playwright, Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews) and directed by Trip Cullman, has just announced its Broadway cast.  Reprising their roles on the Great White Way, following the sold out run at the Roundabout Theater Company, are Gideon Glick (currently starring in LCT's, The Harvest), Oscar and Tony nominee Barbara Barrie, John Behlmann, Sas Goldberg, Lindsay Mendez and Luke Smith. New to the company for the Broadway run is Rebecca Naomi Jones. (more...)

Naughty and Nice Retrotainment at Uptown Underground Presented New Years Eve
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, celebrates the holiday season with steamy retrotainment in a cozy speakeasy environment. Perfect for date night, holiday party or out-of-town guests, Uptown Underground is home to The Kiss Kiss Cabaret and Chicago Magic Lounge as well as other regular performers from burlesque to drag, cabaret to circus. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rebecca & John Pillsbury of THE SORCERER at Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company
by Cary Ginell - Oct 13, 2016

For years I have been saying that the best kept secret in Ventura County theater is the Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company. Celebrating its 10th season this year, the VCGSRC is currently going through its second cycle of the eleven operettas in the canon produced by the venerable English composing team of lyricist/librettist W. S. Gilbert and composer Sir Arthur Sullivan. Its production of The Sorcerer, now playing at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, was the first complete G&S opera, first performed in 1877. It's a marvelous production for the Halloween season, beautifully sung and acted, with a typically witty G&S story, albeit with a serious undercurrent. (more...)

Theater J Presents THE CHRISTIANS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

One of the most talked about new plays in American theater makes its DC premiere this Fall. Theater J will present Lucas Hnath's critically acclaimed The Christians, November 16 - December 11. (more...)

Review Roundup: HEISENBERG Opens on Broadway!
by Review Roundups - Oct 13, 2016

The Broadway engagement of 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 winnerMark Brokaw, starring original cast members Denis Arndt and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker opens tonight at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street), where it will play through Sunday, December 11. BroadwayWorld has all the reviews for you as they roll in. Let's see what the critics had to say: (more...)

Strange Sun Theater to Stage THE ORCHARD and ANGEL FOOD CAKE in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Strange Sun Theater - under the direction of Artistic Director Jessica Bashline - concludes its fourth season with productions of two works, THE ORCHARD, a new adaptation of the Chekhov classic, and ANGEL FOOD CAKE. (more...)

'Revising Mrs. Robinson: Navigating Cougar-Club Dating and Relationships' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Dating is never easy, but for a woman looking to date younger men, the task becomes even more challenging. Women looking for these type of relationships are often labeled as cougars, and the tag is usually met with cultural disapproval. Suzanna Mathews, also known as The Date Maven, uses her experience in dating services to tackle ageism, sexism and cross-generational relationships in her new book, 'Revising Mrs. Robinson: Navigating Cougar-Cub Dating and Relationships.' (more...)

HEISENBERG, Starring Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker, Opens Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

A friendly reminder! 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 original cast members Denis Arndt and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker, opens on Broadway tomorrow, today, October 13 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW Recap: Krysta Rodriguez, Jennifer Simard Guest on YOUNGER as Liza Saves a Bookstore
by Matt Smith - Oct 12, 2016

Liza's got it all in for herself in this week's installment (and yes, I know I say that every week, but with this show and her predicament, would you really expect anything less?) After settling everything by 'roasting marshmallows' with Josh, Liza gives him a break this week (once again, to contemplate their relationship) but also to head back to New Jersey once again. And no, she's not pickin' up any truffle butter this time 'round; she's going to cash in on a brilliant idea to save a bookstore… with less than favorable results. (Okay, yes, I know I say that every week, too, but seriously.. come on! Have you seen the show?!) Meanwhile, Kelsey heads back into the dating scene, Lauren ends up in a dating dilemma… and somewhere in there, Diana passes out. It's all ahead (or behind), so if you're intrigued…. read on, read on!! (more...)

POISON to Make English World Premiere at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Origin Theatre Company, which specializes in introducing some of Europe's most compelling contemporary playwrights to New York audiences in brand new productions, presents the English world premiere of the internationally acclaimed play "Poison" by Dutch playwright Lot Vekemans. (more...)

New Principal Flute Named to Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Music Director Jeffrey Kahane has named Joachim Becerra Thomsen principal flute of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), one of the nation's leading orchestras renowned for its wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissioning initiatives.  (more...)

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