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Those Damn Eyes to Release Debut Single & Video 'Mysterious Mixture'
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Possibly one of the most anticipated releases of this year is the debut single and video by Texas rock band Those Damn Eyes entitled “Mysterious Mixture.” (more...)

a_dog Records Debut Solo Live Album from Chicago's Empty Bottle
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Chicago underground electronic veteran Austin 'a_dog' Keultjes, has just finished a live album recorded April 25, 2016 at Chicago's Empty Bottle, titled 'SOCIETY IS A JUNGLE AND I AM....' This album is Keultjes' first solo project since his 2014 LP, 'Divine Ecstasy', as one half of production duo Supreme Cuts. (more...)

The Mariinsky Orchestra Performs 'Pray for Palmyra. Music Revives Ancient Ruins' Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

On May 5, at 17:00 Moscow time [14:00 GMT], the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, conducted by People's Artist of Russia Valery Gergiev, held the 'Pray for Palmyra. Music Revives Ancient Ruins' concert on the stage of Palmyra's world-famous amphitheater. (more...)

Cal State Fullerton's Dancers Open Spring Dance Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The nationally acclaimed Spring Dance Theatre, coordinated by CSUF Dance Professor Gladys Kares, begins tonight, May 5, and continues through May 15, 2016 in the Little Theatre on Cal State Fullerton's campus. Spring Dance Theatre includes original choreography by students, faculty, and guest artists. CSUF dancers were recently featured at Washington DC's Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Alvin Ailey, Cyrille Aimée & Kate McGarry and Brian Regan Set for NJPAC This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Mother's Day Weekend at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater elegant, electrifying and marvelously athletic, this always dazzling company returns with programs that include some of its newest works as well as classics like Revelations, Alvin Ailey's undisputed masterpiece. Friday, May 6, 2016 8:00 PM, Saturday, May 7, 2016 8:00 PM and Sunday, May 8, 2016 1:00 PM at Prudential Hall. (more...)

The New Museum to Display Pipilotti Rist Exhibit, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

New York, NY…The New Museum is pleased to present the first New York survey of the work of Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist (b. 1962). Over the past thirty years, Rist has achieved international renown as a pioneer of video art and multimedia installations. Her mesmerizing works envelop viewers in sensual, vibrantly colored kaleidoscopic projections that fuse the natural world with the technological sublime. Referring to her art as a “glorification of the wonder of evolution,” Rist maintains a deep sense of curiosity that pervades her explorations of physical and psychological experiences. Her works bring viewers into unexpected, all-consuming encounters with the textures, forms, and functions of the living universe around us. (more...)

Lott Entertainment to Present RUDE MECHS: THE METHOD GUN at MATCH, 5/26-28
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Sex, death and violence. Full-frontal nudity. The incompatibility of truth on stage and sanity in real life. (more...)

'Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest' to Open This Fall at New Museum
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The New Museum is pleased to present the first New York survey of the work of Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist (b. 1962). Over the past thirty years, Rist has achieved international renown as a pioneer of video art and multimedia installations. Her mesmerizing works envelop viewers in sensual, vibrantly colored kaleidoscopic projections that fuse the natural world with the technological sublime. Referring to her art as a 'glorification of the wonder of evolution,' Rist maintains a deep sense of curiosity that pervades her explorations of physical and psychological experiences. Her works bring viewers into unexpected, all-consuming encounters with the textures, forms, and functions of the living universe around us. (more...)

BWW Opera Review: MASTERVOICES Strikes a Masterful Chord with Dido and Aeneas
by Christina Pandolfi - May 2, 2016

A heavenly aura flooded through the regal New York City Center this past Thursday night at the MasterVoices premiere of Henry Purcell & Nahum Tate's baroque opera, Dido and Aeneas. With a full orchestra, the MasterVoices choir, and the Doug Varone and Dancers company, this unique production created a majestic escape of light, sound, and movement for audience-goers. But the crème de la crème was the other-worldly talents of lead vocalists Kelli O' Hara & Victoria Clark, both geniuses in their own right, as they created the perfect balance of good and evil, sweet and sinful through every note. (more...)

Fashion Musical SHOES AND BAGGAGE Begins Previews This Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Nancy Manocherian's the cell presents the World Premiere of SHOES & BAGGAGE, a one-woman musical about the "high of the buy." It is written and performed by Broadway veteran Cheryl Stern (La Cage Aux Folles, The Women) with music by Drama Desk nominee Tom Kochan (Almost, Maine). Directed by Joe Barros , previews begin May 5 at the cell with opening slated for Thursday, May 12. (more...)

IsiXhosa Drama AMATHAF'ENTANDABUZO to Play the Baxter Theatre this May
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

AMATHAF'ENTANDABUZO, an intriguing and passionate isiXhosa drama, will be performed at the Baxter for a short season this May. (more...)

Cast Announced for Howard Barker's GERTRUDE - THE CRY at Theatre N16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

LWL Entertainment Ltd, in association with Theatre N16, are thrilled to announce the cast of Howard Barker's Gertrude - The Cry, opening at Theatre N16 next month. (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Jeremy McQueen
by Barnett Serchuk - May 11, 2016

Founder and Artistic Director of The Black Iris Project, Jeremy McQueen is an award-winning emerging choreographer. A 2013 recipient of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago's Choreographers of Color Award and two-time finalist of the Capezio Award for Choreographic Excellence, McQueen's work has appeared at Jacob's Pillow Dance's Inside/Out series (in 2012 & 2013), Dancers Responding to AIDS' Fire Island Dance Festival, the Young Choreographer's Festival, and more. McQueen has appeared in the Broadway National Tours of 'Wicked' and 'The Color Purple', in addition to the Metropolitan Opera's productions of 'Die Fledermaus', 'Aida', 'Les Contes d'Hoffmann', and 'Don Giovanni'. McQueen currently teaches ballet for ABT's and Ailey's educational outreach programs. A graduate of The Ailey School/Fordham University B.F.A Program, he's trained as a scholarship recipient with American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, and Alonzo King's LINES Ballet. (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...)

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...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/22; World Premiere of SENDER in Chicago, SPAMALOT in St. Petersburg and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 22, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Chicago, St. Petersburg, Sydney and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the World Premiere of Ike Holter's SENDER in Chicago, SPAMALOT in St. Petersburg, and SHUT UP AND DRIVE in Sydney, just to name a few. (more...)

Tribeca New Music to Welcome Ashley Bathgate to the cell, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Tribeca New Music continues its 2016 season with celebrated cellist Ashley Bathgate (Bang on a Can All-Star) performing works from her new CD, Stories for Ocean Shells, a collaboration with composer Kate Moore. (more...)

Victoria+Jean Share Sensual 'Takes You Like A Rose' Remix
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Swedish-Belgian avant-gritty-pop duo Victoria+Jean recently dropped a remix of their song “Takes You Like A Rose,” taken from their new album, Divine Love (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, May 12, 2016
by TV Scoop - Apr 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, May 12, 2016! (more...)

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