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U2's The Edge Will Be Honored with Les Paul Spirit Award at Bonnaroo
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Les Paul Foundation, whose mission is to honor and share the life, spirit and legacy of Les Paul through the generations has announced GRAMMY Award winning artist, U2's The Edge to be honored with the second annual Les Paul Spirit Award at this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.  The award will be presented to The Edge on Friday, June 9th, 2017, the same day Les Paul would have turned 102 years old. In 2016, the Les Paul Spirit Award was presented to Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir. (more...)

Grammy Museum Selects Students for Grammy Camp in Nashville & LA
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The GRAMMY Museum® announced today that 119 talented high school students from 104 U.S. cities and 29 U.S. states have been selected as participants in the 13th annual GRAMMY Camp® program. (more...)

Brlee Makes His Bonzai Debut with Stunning Club Smasher 'This Is The Place'
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Based in Velenje, Slovenia, Brlee debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic 'This Is The Place' which comes backed up with two superb remixes from Manu Riga and Crocy. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Meet the Lady Behind the Looks of WAR PAINT, Catherine Zuber!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 25, 2017

Costume designer Catherine Zuber has picked up her twelve Tony nomination (six-time winner) for her inspired work on War Paint. Below, watch as she explains the challenges of giving both leading ladies a distinct and separate identity.  (more...)

TheatreSquared Announces the 2017 Arkansas New Play Festival Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

TheatreSquared (T2) Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller today unveiled the lineup of brand new plays to be featured at the ninth annual Arkansas New Play Festival, the state's flagship showcase for new American stage plays with performances at TheatreSquared in Fayetteville and at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. (more...)

Review Roundup: Jack Throne's WOYZECK Starring John Boyega Opens at the Old Vic - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - May 24, 2017

The multi-award winning Jack Thorne breathes new life into Woyzeck, directed by Joe Murphy. One of the most influential plays ever written, Thorne creates for our time what Buchner intended for his: an unforgettable howl of rage. The production began previews 15 May and opened last night, 23 May 2017, at The Old Vic.  (more...)

SeeNoSun OnStage presents DOUBT, A PARABLE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

On June 1st, 2017, SeeNoSun OnStage will open a four week run of Doubt, A Parable, John Patrick Shanley's controversial Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama. The play examines the Catholic Church abuse scandal while trying to answer the question, 'What do you do when you're not sure?  (more...)

Whitney Biennial 2017: Best Performance Artist 'Seb-The Younger' By Barry Kostrinsky
by Barry Kostrinsky - May 24, 2017

There is so much wrong with the Whitney Biennial I hardly know where to start. The every two year show of American artists is anything but that. I asked someone if the last biennial was two or three years ago and they quipped back it is a biennial, it was two years ago. Actually it was three years ago. The museum truthfully tells they were not ready for the show in the new building and gave themselves an extra year. lyingly they say it took the curators a long time to visit all the studios across the country. The exhibit is suppose to be of American artists. What is an American artist these days? Indeed a good 30% don't live nor work in the US. I don't find much use for national cheering in exhibitions but if you claim to be American have only American cheese, no matter how inferior it is to Gruyere. And what is the title of the exhibit? There is none. Indeed such a disperse group of artists makes a title hard to stick to many of the members, maybe a good title would  be,' Politically, Financially and Socially correct enough to make it here'. (more...)

BWW Review: Spring Gulch Folk Festival Celebrates 31st Season!
by Tory Gates - May 24, 2017

'Smoke from campfires, incense, tobacco and fried foods, along with farm-filtered air set us up for a series of performers that brought voices, songs and what someone once referred to as 'high profile' musicianship.' (more...)

Jennifer Hudson to Perform New Single on Tonight's Season Finale of NBC's THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

Grammy Award winner and Academy Award-winning actress, platinum recording artist and upcoming Season 13 coach Jennifer Hudson has been added as a performer on Tuesday night's star-studded season finale (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) of NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series THE VOICE. (more...)

BWW Review: A SECOND HELPING at Cumberland County Playhouse
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

You might be surprised by this, but A Second Helping, the musical now onstage through the weekend at Cumberland County Playhouse' Adventure Theatre, has more in common with The Godfather, Part II than you might expect. Both of them, as sequels to the original material that spawned them, do something sequels usually are incapable of: They're better than their precursors. (more...)

Union Avenue Opera Prepares for 23rd Festival Season, Featuring ALBERT HERRING, CAROUSEL & HANSEL UND GRETEL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Over 30 artists will make their Union Avenue Opera [UAO] debut during its 23rd Festival Season this summer. (more...)

Two New Play Commissions Announced at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre has extended two play commissions, as part of the company's ambitious new play development program Table|Room|Stage (T|R|S). (more...)

ANNIE Leads June's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - May 22, 2017

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a classic musical and acclaimed Shakespeare to buzzy history plays, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Peter Scolari Joins Muny's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld has learned that Peter Scolari will join The Muny's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum as Pseudolus. Forum is the the third production of its 99th season, which plays July 5-11. (more...)

Iga Dep Returns to Bonzai Progressive with Two Tracker 'Fat Analog'
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Iga Dep returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic two tracker 'Fat Analog' which comes with remixes from two hugely talented artists, Stan Kolev on Fat Analog and Van Czar on 'Arctic Human', as well as original mixes for both tracks. Iga Dep is fresh off the back of his debut for BP - 'Indigo' - which proved popular among many having charted very well indeed and getting a run out from many jocks. No Doubt this one will follow suit, we just love it here in the office.   (more...)

BWW Review: FREEWAY DREAMS at the Brickhouse Theatre is a Slow and Bumpy Ride
by George Brietigam - May 20, 2017

This piece works much better as something you would see drunk in a bar in the 90s (more...)

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS: Oh What a Night of Perfect Musical Entertainment!
by Shari Barrett - May 20, 2017

JERSEY BOYS opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005, running 11 record-breaking years and becoming the 12th longest running show in Broadway history. The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical telling the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, is now onstage at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre through June 24, 2017. It is absolutely one of the best musicals I have ever experienced, and not just because their music was so much a part of my teenage years and brings back so many great memories, but for its astounding staging and the incredible cast who make the show one not to miss for musical theatre lovers of all ages! (more...)

Dale Soules Set for International Filmmaker Project's Screening of AWOL
by Movies News Desk - May 19, 2017

On Thursday, May 25, DALE SOULES will participate in a Q & A panel for the International Filmmaker Project's screening of AWOL at the Made In NY Media Center by IFP, 30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

Manal al-Sharif to Discuss 'DARING TO DRIVE' Book at The Music Hall This June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Next month, The Music Hall will welcome to its Innovation and Leadership series the remarkable Manal al-Sharif, winner of the Vaclav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent at the Oslo Freedom Forum in 2012 and named one of the '100 Most Influential People in the World' by TIME that same year. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS at Act II Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents Neil Simon's masterpiece Brighton Beach Memoirs, directed by William Roudebush, on stage now through June 18, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: BLUSH, Soho Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - May 19, 2017

Five people face the shame that comes with being exposed in the digital age: a woman dealing with her younger sister's sex tape being published; a father coming to terms with his daughter's sexuality and his relationship with porn; a scorned woman's revenge on an ex-boyfriend; an app developer's faux pas; and a young woman's self-love discovery that turns against her. The tales are joined by a thread consisting of sex, porn, and the impulsiveness and appeal of new media. (more...)

BWW Review: QUARTET at Little Colonel Playhouse
by Keith Waits - May 19, 2017

Getting older. We're all doing it, every minute of every day, whether we like it or not. Time exempts no one even as it robs us of qualities and attributes that once made us who we were, gifts us with new ones, and leaves certain things at our very crux unchanged. The Little Colonel Players' current production of Ronald Harwood's Quartet allows us a poignant glimpse into the lives of four retired opera singers as they come to terms with what they were and who they are. (more...)

High School Drama: Siegel High's Spotlight Award-nominated CALEB MITCHELL
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2017

The role of Coalhouse Walker Jr. in the Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty-Terrance McNally musical Ragtime is one coveted by actors of all ages - not the least of whom is Siegel High School student Caleb Mitchell, who took on the challenge of bringing the character to life in his school's production of the show earlier this spring. And for his efforts, Mitchell was one of three finalists for The Spotlight Award, the culmination of the 2016-17 Nashville High School Music Theatre Awards. (more...)

SeeNoSun OnStage presents DOUBT, A PARABLE 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

On June 1st, 2017, SeeNoSun OnStage will open a four week run of Doubt, A Parable, John Patrick Shanley's controversial Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama. The play examines the Catholic Church abuse scandal while trying to answer the question, "What do you do when you're not sure?  (more...)

Sylvia Brooks, Jazz Vocalist, Performs in Concert to Celebrate Release of 'The Arrangement'
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

???????From Jazz Noir to Technicolor, jazz vocalist Sylvia Brooks, Tarzana resident, ?reveals a vivid array of new emotional hues on her about to be released third CD, The Arrangement, a beautifully intimate collaboration with the talents of brilliant Los Angeles arrangers. In celebration of the release, Brooks along with her arrangers will perform in concert at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Wednesday, June 7 at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

'Who's That Girl?' Charts Story Of Self-Discovery Through Faith
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

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CRAZY FOR YOU at The Candlelight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Crazy for You, the zany musical comedy combining mistaken identities and plot twists galore with a Gershwin score and fabulous dance numbers, opens May 13th at The Candlelight Theatre. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Swings Around the World with New Series AMAZING MONKEYS
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

AMAZING MONKEYS premieres on Wednesday, June 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. (more...)

EMH Productions to Stage World Premiere of INVERSION at Sacred Fools Studio
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Award winning EMH Productions continues its sixth season of provocative and compelling theatre with the world premiere of Inversion by up and coming writer Aditya Putcha.  (more...)

BWW Feature: THE DREAM TEAM Concludes With SERIES FINALE
by Christopher Castanho - May 18, 2017

Shenandoah Conservatory's popular web series The Dream Team concluded it's story with a riveting series finale last week. The Dream Team is an original series created by two Shenandoah University students in October of 2015, it currently has garnered 12 thousand views on YouTube, over 180 subscribers, and upwards of 340 FaceBook likes. Each episode centered around a freshman theatre class living out their first year of college at the fictional Betsey Bell Conservatory. (more...)

BWW Interview: Intrepid Fringe Opens 50 Shades of Shakespeare Production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE at The Black Labrador Pub
by Natalie de la Garza - May 18, 2017

Intrepid Fringe opens a Steampunk, 50 Shades of Shakespeare production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE at The Black Labrador Pub. (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is a Groovy Good Time at The Landmark Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - May 17, 2017

The U.S. tour of Motown the Musical is lighting up the stage at Syracuse, New York's Landmark Theatre. The jukebox musical based on Berry Gordy's (book) autobiography To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown features familiar music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalog and focuses on the Motown greats like Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and many more. The cast under the direction of Charles Randolph-Wright has the energy, confidence, and amazing vocals to fully embody these legendary musicians. (more...)

Soaking WET Dance Series Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Soaking WET dance series, curated by David Parker and Jeff Kazin, returns to intimate home base of West End Theater, May 18-21, with two different programs, two performances daily.   (more...)

NYC Working Professionals Share Friendship and Life Lessons in Presentation of Jason Robert Brown's 'Songs for a New World'
by Courtney Savoia - May 17, 2017

A group of working NYC professionals with a talent and passion for the performing arts are coming together this May for a special presentation of Jason Robert Brown's first musical, Songs for a New World. This production uses the themes and adages from this profound work to illustrate the human response to change and the beauty of embracing the journey for all its worth. With the added bonus of getting to perform with a group of friends, this cast is also excited to prove that you can always follow your dreams and find that creative outlet that provides balance to the routine of everyday life and responsibilities. (more...)

COST OF LIVING Begins Performances Tonight at MTC's Stage I
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), begins performances tonight, Tuesday May 16, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

2017 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival Announces Achievement Award Recipient & Gala Screenings
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Outfest - the Los Angeles based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen - today announced its 2017 Achievement Award recipient, Bryan Fuller, and its galas, including Opening and Closing Night, for the 2017 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival presented by HBO. The nation's leading LGBT festival will be held July 6-16, 2017. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 16, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Tuesday, May 16, 2017, and while the whole worlds goes to hell in a handbasket, what with the latest news coming out of Washington about highly classified secrets being passed on to the Russians, Nashville theater companies are still striving to prevent people from finding out what shows they plan to do next season… (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Have 'Special Part' in NBC High School Musical Drama RISE
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

RISE star Auli'i Cravalho, who voiced the animated title character in the Disney film, revealed at yesterday's NBC Upfront event that HAMILTON creator and MOANA composer Lin-Manuel Miranda will be involved in the new drama series. (more...)

Ron Sexsmith & the TSO Announce Free Concert for Canada Day
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

As part of the City of Toronto's Canada Days-a citywide celebration for Canada's 150th birthday-the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) and guest conductor Jean-Claude Picard join forces with Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith on Saturday, July 1 at 9:45pm. The free concert, taking place at Nathan Phillips Square, also features Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter Rose Cousins as a special guest. Sexsmith will perform some of his greatest hits, including songs from his 13th album, The Last Rider (Warner Music). The TSO is thrilled to be part of the festivities, which run June 30-July 3 at Nathan Phillips Square, and July 1 in Scarborough, North York, and Etobicoke. (more...)

Spanish Broadcasting System Announces 2017 Upfront In New York
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) (OTCQX: SBSAA), ('SBS'), a leading Hispanic media company, announced today that it will host its upfront presentation for clients and advertisers in New York City on Tuesday, May 16 2017 starting at 6:00pm (EST). The upfront presentation will take place at The Copacabana in Times Square, 268 West. 47th Street, New York, NY 10036. (more...)

BETH HART Comes to Boulder Theatre 9/16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

AEG Presents is excited to announce BETH HART at the Boulder Theater on Saturday, September 16, 2017.  Doors 7:00pm || Show 8:00pm. (more...)

New Capgemini study reveals the disruptive impact of car-hailing and ride-sharing services on car purchasing and ownership models
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

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Adult Panto Returns to Newcastle
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

After the huge success of Sinderella in 2016-17, NS Pantomimes are back at Boulevard in January with a brand new twist on traditional pantomime. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM IN NEW YORK in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 15, 2017

Yummy new musical @Long_Wharf, from the city that offers Apizza and created the hamburger. (more...)

Stars of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, BANDSTAND, COME FROM AWAY, GREAT COMET and More to Perform at MTC's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 22 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street) honoring Matthew C. Blank, Chairman of Showtime Networks Inc. (more...)

NBC Reveals 2017-18 Winning Lineup Featuring New Shows & Bold Scheduling Moves
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

On the heels of a victorious 2016-17 season, NBC has announced a new season lineup that builds upon its remarkable stability while adding a rich variety of new series. (more...)

Photo Flash: HARVEY Hops His Way to the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, concludes the 2016-2017 Season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey by Mary Chase, directed by Devon De Mayo. Harvey runs May 11 - June 11, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Armin van Buuren Crazes 80,000 Fans with Biggest Solo Show Ever
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Two times 40,000 fans from 97 different countries in a sold-out Amsterdam ArenA, a behemoth LED screen (1200m2), two-hundred crew members, two-thousand blasts of fireworks and so much more. It's no surprise that 'The Best Of Armin Only' truly was Armin van Buuren's biggest solo show ever. (more...)

THE LION KING Tour Brings Spectacular Theatrical Magic to Civic Center
by Robert Barossi - May 14, 2017

Since the dawn of theater, even in it's most nascent forms, audiences have marveled at spectacular moments brought to life on stage. Throughout their history, plays and musicals have utilized the talents of theater artists and professionals to do what may have seemed impossible. Today, modern technology makes it possible to dig even deeper into our imaginations and bring to life what's found there. Few shows have excited and fulfilled our collective imagination the way The Lion King has and the touring production currently playing at the Civic Center remains as spectacular as ever. (more...)

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