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MONA MONAE Brings her Edgy Bouffon Piece to the Montreal Clown Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Priscilla Costa is bringing her edgy, and unconventional one-woman hit, Mona Monae to the Montreal Clown Festival (Les Festival des Clowns de Montreal). This shameless and hilarious romp was a hit of the 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival and is a brave and courageous solo bouffon show that tackles gritty material in a playful way. It's a full plate of sass with an extra side of ass.  A maniacal dance on a tightrope balanced between perversion and Ecstasy, this wild ride has made past audiences howl with pleasure! Mona Monae shows October 1 and 2 at the Mainline Theatre. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse to Present Mike Daisey's THE TRUMP CARD This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces a special engagement of the critically-acclaimed solo piece, The Trump Card, created and performed by Mike Daisey, directed by Isaac Butler, to run October 4 - 9 in the Mandell Weiss Forum. (more...)

Lady Gaga Releases Cover for Upcoming Single, Perfect Illusion'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Billboard.com reports that Lady Gaga has returned with the just-revealed cover of her upcoming single, 'Perfect Illusion,' which she tweeted out on Tuesday night (Sept. 6) in advance of the song's release on Friday. (more...)

Golden Thread Celebrate their 20th Anniversary with Comedy Play, OUR ENEMIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Golden Thread Productions, the first American theatre company to focus on the Middle East, continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the West Coast premiere of Yussef El Guindi's humorous and hard-hitting Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat, directed by Founding Artistic Director Torange Yeghiazarian. In this juicy denunciation of the mainstream media machine, struggling writer Gamal hates the way his fellow Arab-Americans represent their culture on American media. (more...)

Mike Daisey's THE TRUMP CARD Now Available for Free Download
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

As previously reported by BroadwayWorld, master monologist and storyteller Mike Daisey has chosen to make his latest theatre piece, THE TRUMP CARD, completely free to download on the Internet and perform without paying royalties. And you can now download the script! (more...)

Pioneering German Artist Thomas Bayrle Makes His Solo Museum Debut in the United States
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) presents a major survey of renowned German artist Thomas Bayrle, opening on November 29, 2016, during Art Basel Miami Beach. Marking the first American museum presentation dedicated to the artist, the exhibition traces Bayrle's exploration of the profoundly complex impact of technology on humans and their environments over the course of his nearly 50-year career and across a range of media including painting, sculpture, video, collage, and installation. A centerpiece of the survey will be Wire Madonna, a newly commissioned and monumental site-specific installation created for ICA Miami's Atrium Gallery. Organized by Deputy Director and Chief Curator Alex Gartenfeld and Assistant Curator Stephanie Seidel, and on view through March 26, 2017, the exhibition marks ICA Miami's final presentation in the landmark Moore Building, as it looks forward to the opening of its new permanent home in the Miami Design District in late 2017. (more...)

Tom Jackson to Receive imagineNATIVE's 2016 August Schellenberg Award of Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival has announced that Cree actor, musician and activist Tom Jackson will receive the 2016 August Schellenberg Award of Excellence. (more...)

Royal Court Announces Casting for THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay have been cast in Lucy Kirkwood's new play The Children which runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 17 November 2016 - 14 January 2017 with Press Night on Thursday 24 November. Directed by James Macdonald. With design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Peter Mumford. "At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit."  (more...)

One More Week Until THE FORGOTTEN Makes its US debut at Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Raphaelle Boitel, "one of the most remarkable performers on the European visual and physical theater scene," makes her directorial debut with The Forgotten/L'Oublie(e). In it, a woman becomes three women as she searches for the man she loves. Wandering through the ruins of her memory, she encounters moments of Ecstasy, secret dreams, and haunting apparitions. With extraordinary physical prowess, Boitel and her company of six fierce performers fly, soar and plunge to create a parallel world of startling beauty. The Forgotten catapults you into a dreamlike world of flight and fantasy to tell one woman's tale of loss, yearning, and discovery. (more...)

Pontine Theatre Announces 2016-17 Portsmouth Performance Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Now celebrating its 39th Season, Pontine Theatre, a resident company at Strawbery Banke Museum, announces its 2016-17 Performance Series.  Some productions will be presented on the campus of Strawbery Banke Museum and others at select locations in the Greater Seacoast community.  Pontine's season is supported by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.   (more...)

Mike Daisey's THE TRUMP CARD to Return to Woolly Mammoth This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces a third run of The Trump Card by Mike Daisey, directed by Isaac Butler. The Trump Card will run from October 25-30, 2016. This new production follows a sold-out workshop run in June and a sold-out run in August, both at Woolly, and concludes a 13-city national whistlestop tour. (more...)

New Museum Presents Upcoming Season's Exhibition Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

New Museum announced their upcoming exhibition schedule for the 2016-2017 season, which includes Pipilotti Rist, Cheng Ran, My Barbarian, Raymond Pettibon, and A.K. Burns.  (more...)

VIDEO: Michael C. Hall Gives Dramatic Performance of David Bowie's 'Lazarus'; Pre-Order Cast Album Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Last night, Michael C. Hall perfomed David Bowie's 'Lazarus' at the 2016 Mercury Prize ceremony. The song was featured on Bowie's final album Blackstar, which was nominated for a Mercury Prize. (more...)

LAZARUS Original Cast Album to Be Released 10/21; Pre-Order Available 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

As the November 8 UK opening of LAZARUS at London's King Cross Theatre approaches, the cast and band of the original New York production will release their versions of the David Bowie songs from the show as the Lazarus Cast Album October 21 (more...)

Mahaut to Release Debut Album This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Legendary Grammy and BRITs award-winning artist and producer DAVE STEWART has teamed with French artist MAHAUT for her debut album PARDON MY FRENCH, set for release this Fall. The album's first single'Summertime' was released earlier this week, with its music video having just premiered on Konbini in France and Vice/Noisey here in the U.S. (more...)

The Yard to Welcome Amy Brenneman and Sabrina Peck in THRESHOLD: 90-52-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

There will be a special benefit event for The Yard, featuring Amy Brenneman, on Friday, July 15, 7- 10pm at The Yard. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre Extends NORTHANGER ABBEY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

To accommodate ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces seventeen added performances of its critically-acclaimed production of Northanger Abbey, a world premiere musical with book by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff Awards: New Adaptation, The Island of Dr. Moreau and Neverwhere), music and lyrics by George Howe (Non-Equity Jeff Award: New Work-Musical, Queen Lucia), and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff nomination: Director-Play, Mariette in Ecstasy), based on the novel by Jane Austen. Catherine Morland leaves her quiet country home for the splendors of Bath, armed only with an innocent heart and the examples of her favorite literary heroines. Immersed in a new world of parties, balls, and high society, Catherine soon finds herself caught in a web of social scheming far above her skill to master. False friends, greedy lovers, and a wealth of misunderstandings lead to the revelation that bruises of the heart can be far more painful than the imagined terrors of Gothic novels. The production runs two and a half hours with one intermission. The book is on sale in the lobby. (more...)

BIG IN BELGIUM to Return to the Edinburgh Fringe This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Following the huge success of the three previous seasons at Summerhall, Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan Productions, Summerhall and Theatre Royal Plymouth return to present a fourth BIG IN BELGIUM at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - featuring some of the most significant theatre companies from the Flemish part of Belgium, 3 - 28 August 2016.  (more...)

STEALING TESLA'S WEAPONS is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Lawrence Roberts, MA returns to the world of literary fiction with the release of 'Stealing Tesla's Weapons' (published by Trafford Publishing). An intricately woven tapestry of history, drama and suspense, this new book recreates the Second World War era, a time that saw the world teetering in between unprecedented technological advancement and unimaginable cataclysm. (more...)

Jay Kotek Releases INDIA, MY LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

'India, My Love: A Collection of Poetry' (published by iUniverse) is poet Jay Kotek's second collection of poetry. Kotek's work reflects the influence of philosophical, cultural, historical and political aspects of an individual growing up in India, expressing the poet's desire to correct what he calls the flaws in the life situations that exist to make India an egalitarian society. (more...)

Derek Jacobi and Richard Clifford to Lead World Premiere of MEASURE + DIDO Celebrating Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Renowned actor Derek Jacobi stars with actor/director Richard Clifford and the acclaimed early musicians of Washington DC's Folger Consort in the world premiere performances of MEASURE + DIDO, celebrating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's legacy. Presented by NapaShakes and Folger Shakespeare Library, this extraordinary production combines dramatic readings of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure with excerpts from Henry Purcell's chamber opera Dido and Aeneas to create a perfect depiction of the Ecstasy and excesses of love. With a cast of 27 including Peter Becker (baritone), Molly Quinn (soprano), and Emily Noel (soprano), don't miss the first performances of this historic pairing of two monumental works, starring one of the world's most respected and beloved actors, before it moves to the Eisenhower Theater at Washington, DC's Kennedy Center in October. (more...)

Mainland Debut Life Affirming Anthem 'Beggars'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Ecstasy and sorrow, post-punk and pop, east and west - all those times when you're caught in the middle, there's Mainland. (more...)

Steely Dan Coming to The Beacon Theatre for Ten Shows This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Steely Dan will once again offer its devoted New York fanbase an opportunity to attend a series of special shows when Walter Becker and Donald Fagen take to The Beacon Theatre stage for a 10-night residency starting October 12. Included among the highpoints of these extraordinary concerts are: four nights with special guest Rickie Lee Jones, the first time that Steely Dan will perform 1973's Countdown to Ecstasy in its entirety, and much more.   (more...)

Electro-Rock Trio VanLadyLove Announce ALIVE EP, Summer Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

From melody to message,  VanLadyLove champions the electro-rock anthem that knows no limits. (more...)

Richard Singer Pens Memoir on Drug Addiction
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Richard Singer will be releasing his new book, Eastern Wisdom Western Soul in August of 2016 by Devorss Publications in California. Mr. Singer is a recovering drug addict who was once homeless, hopeless, penniless and suicidal. His journey of recovery has not been easy, however he continues to spread a message of hope. Richard states that, 'I do not want to waste another second of life. I will do anything to help those suffering out there. I know how it was personally and I want to help in any possible way.' Mr. Singer's raw and miraculous story recently went viral on Facebook and it is currently awaiting publication by the world's largest online addiction resource. Richard Singer's books have won awards and he has sold the rights in many different countries throughout the world. They are also translated into several different languages. His books have been reviewed and featured in many outlets including BBC in London, Publisher's weekly, Library Journal and Martha Stewart's Body and Soul Magazine. Richard wrote and published a majority of his books while living in the Cayman Islands, however he has now returned to the United States. Mr. Singer states that, 'My books are not only for reading, they are meant to be lived.' In addition he states that, 'My passion and purpose in life is to help human beings in anyway possible.' Eastern Wisdom Western Soul is your personal guide to living a mindful life. It is easily understood, non technical, and written in a style that is easily read. It teaches the reader to access their genuine being that lies deep within the soul. This little manual provides the reader with the knowledge and practical skills to detach from the confines of the ego and dive into the Ecstasy of the authentic self. It also includes the original interpretation of the 12 steps based on Eastern philosophy. Library Journal states, 'This little book has a definite place on the library shelf. What makes his book interesting is that-in an Asian context-the quotations are pan-cultural; that is, Chinese, Buddhist, Japanese, and Hindu sources stand side by side, implying, probably rightly, that all of Asian thought, considered together, is characteristically different from Western ways of thinking.' Recent feature in the Times Leader: http://timesleader.com/features/553390/plains-author-richard-singer-publishes-new-book-on-mindfulness-meditation Contact info below for review copies, interviews, excerpts, or articles: (570) 793-6488 publicist@easternwisdomwesternsoul.com RAS9999@aol.com www.RickSingerBooks.com (more...)

BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS IS FIVE-STAR FIENDISH FERNERY AND FEROCIOUSLY FUNNY at Roslyn Packer Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Jul 22, 2016

It's a classic fairy-tale. Boy meets Girl. Girl likes Boy. Girl has abusive boyfriend who thrives on orthodontic agony. Boy has abusive plant who thrives on human blood. Boy feeds boyfriend to plant and becomes world famous. Yeah, in hindsight, it's not exactly your classic fairy-tale. (more...)

The Last Tuesday Society: LA DANSE MACABRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

To all free of mind and feral of heart, you are most warmly invited to join us, The Last Tuesday Society for the most sensational season of lasciviousness. We delve into the delectably decadent in October with the Dance Macabre, our age old & notorious masked ball in celebration of the night that thins the veil, All Hallows' Eve. (more...)

New Probe Developed for Improved High Resolution Measurement of Brain Temperature
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

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The Australian Ballet to Perform the Iconic NIJINSKY for the First Time
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Australian Ballet is thrilled to unveil its premiere production of John Neumeier's acclaimed Nijinsky.Rarely seen outside Europe and performed by The Australian Ballet for the first time, Nijinsky takes audiences inside the mind of a ballet legend. The work runs in Melbourne from 7 - 17 September, before touring toAdelaide from 14 - 19 October, and to Sydney from 11 - 28 November. (more...)

Kansas City Symphony Reveals 2016-17 Classics Uncorked Series; Tickets on Sale Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

No matter if you like rock or Bach, the Kansas City Symphony's packed 2016-17 season includes a wide array of concerts to satisfy a variety of tastes. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Monday, August 29, 2016
by TV Scoop - Aug 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Monday, August 29, 2016! (more...)

Shuler Hensley, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Emily Padgett & More Join Sutton Foster in New Group's SWEET CHARITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The New Group has announced additional casting for Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season.  Choreographed by Joshua Bergasse and directed by Leigh Silverman, this production features Yesenia Ayala, Darius Barnes, James Brown III, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Shuler Hensley, Sasha Hutchings, Donald Jones, Jr., Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Emily Padgett and Joel Perez, and as previously announced, two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Charity Hope Valentine.  A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays November 2 - December 11 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for Sunday, November 20. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for IMOGEN at Shakespeare's Globe
by Marianka Swain - Aug 8, 2016

Shakespeare's Globe has announced full casting for Matthew Dunster's production of IMOGEN. Award-winning actor Maddy Hill, in the lead role of Imogen, is best known for the recurring role of Nancy Carter in EastEnders (BBC), for which she won Best Newcomer at the National Television Awards in 2015, and Best Newcomer in the British Soap Awards 2014, as well as being nominated for Best Newcomer at the TV Choice Awards 2014. Maddy will be joined by Jonathan McGuinness as Cymbeline, Ira Mandela Siobhan as Posthumus and Matthew Needham as Iachimo. Running from 17 September, Imogen is Shakespeare's Cymbeline renamed and reclaimed. (more...)

BWW Review: YERMA, Young Vic, 4 August 2016
by Marianka Swain - Aug 5, 2016

Australian theatre's 'enfant terrible' Simon Stone, whose 2014 version of Ibsen's The Wild Duck at the Barbican memorably starred a live duck, has returned to take on Lorca's 1934 'tragic poem'. If some of the elemental lyricism has been lost in this updating, which trades rural Spain for contemporary London, it's a small price to pay for a raw, searing work that builds to a shattering climax. (more...)

Robert Browning Previews 2016-17 World Music Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

?Robert Browning, called “the entrepreneur who almost single-handedly created and filled New Yorkers' passion for world music” in the New York Times, begins a new season with traditional and cross-cultural music from various countries around the world, including India, Iran, Mali, Spain, Armenia, Turkey, Ireland, Haiti, and the US. (more...)

Peak Performances to Welcome Raphaelle Boitel in THE FORGOTTEN/L'OUBLIEE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Raphaelle Boitel, "one of the most remarkable performers on the European visual and physical theater scene," makes her directorial debut with The Forgotten/L'Oublie(e). (more...)

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY and More Set for Washington Stage Guild's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Washington Stage Guild announces the 2016-2017 season of our distinctive repertory, an array of eloquent plays of idea and argument, passion and wit-smart theatre for a smart town! (more...)

Edinburgh Fringe Encore Series Returns To New York's SoHo Playhouse
by Michael Dale - Aug 30, 2016

For the 11th year, the Edinburgh Fringe Encore Series will be bringing some of the best of the year's festival productions to New York. (more...)

Country Music Stars Tim McGraw And Little Big Town, Comedians Jay Leno And Jeff Foxworthy Featured In Carnival LIVE's 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

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BWW Review: Mike Daisey Returns to Woolly Mammoth with THE TRUMP CARD
by Jennifer Perry - Aug 3, 2016

Mike Daisey's captivating performance, capably directed by Isaac Butler, is a must-see. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Castanho - My Journey To Become A Triple Threat
by Christopher Castanho - Aug 29, 2016

Striving to be a Musical Theatre performer often means striving to be a triple threat. (For definition of triple threat see: Sutton Foster) As I have been training to be a performer since I was young, there is one particular...threat...that I would feel threatened by (more...)

Irrational Robot Bureau Premieres an Original Adaptation of Euripides' ALCESTIS on 9/16!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

This September, IRRATIONAL ROBOT BUREAU, in collaboration with KTO PRODUCTIONS, presents an original adaptation of ALCESTIS by the Classic Greek tragedian Euripides! (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: THE TRUMP CARD's Mike Daisey as Donald Trump
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2016

Master monologist and storyteller Mike Daisey has chosen to make his latest theatre piece, THE TRUMP CARD, completely free to download on the Internet and perform without paying royalties. (more...)

Chicago's Theater Wit To Produce Mike Daisey's THE TRUMP CARD In October
by Michael Dale - Aug 23, 2016

Master monologist and storyteller Mike Daisey has chosen to make his latest theatre piece, THE TRUMP CARD, completely free to download on the Internet and perform without paying royalties. (more...)

Jermyn Street Theatre Announces Autumn Season of Work by Classic Writers
by Edward Baker - Aug 2, 2016

Comprising works by two luminaries of twentieth century literature, a giant of European Theatre and one of the great English novelists, the season kicks off with Winnie The Pooh creator, A A Milne's 1921 theatrical work The Dover Road, which runs from September 6 to October 1 and is directed by Nichola McAuliffe. The Dover Road, which was first performed in 1921, is a light- hearted comedy set in a mysterious house just off the Dover Road, inhabited by the enigmatic Mr Latimer. Two runaway couples find themselves enjoying the hospitality of a complete stranger, who seems to have an underlying purpose of his own... (more...)

The Pheasantry Announces September Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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Mike Daisey Offering Everyone Royalty-Free Rights To Perform THE TRUMP CARD
by Michael Dale - Aug 12, 2016

The play will soon be available for anyone to download for free and perform and adapt as they like. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out Trailer & Key Art for New Drama MOONLIGHT
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Opening theatrically in New York and Los Angeles on October 21st, the new film MOONLIGHT stars Naomie Harris, André Holland, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, and Trevante Rhodes (more...)

Kansas City Symphony Sets All-Time Records for Attendance in 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Five seasons after the opening of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the Kansas City Symphony's annual results show the organization is stronger than ever and consistently one of the hottest tickets around. (more...)

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