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BWW Review: REPRISE at the Paradise Factory Theater Will Bring Audiences Back for More
by Kristen Morale - May 28, 2017

Written and directed by Emmy Award winner Eric Maierson and now in performances at Tom Noonan's Paradise Factory Theater, Reprise arrives for its World Premiere and packs quite a punch in the brief hour it takes to get through the entire ordeal. I say that with the utmost appreciation of how much of an emotional affect this show has on its audience. With three actors given the brunt of the work of keeping the audience thoroughly Engaged in what's going on, they are spectacular in what they manage to do here. Three actors who, in the intimate drama that ensues, make you forget that a performance is being watched and instead allow those carnal feelings of lust, longing, love and confusion to completely take over. (more...)

Previews Begin Saturday Night for Charles Mee's SOOT AND SPIT at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Archive Residency, a collaboration between New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater (likeminded neighbors in the historic Archive Building in the West Village), is a vital incubator for New York City's most electrifying independent theater companies. Now in its fourth year, the two-year residency offers each company an artistic home -- space, support, and institutional continuity for the development and presentation of a new work. Each residency culminates with a world premiere production. (more...)

Swarming Branch's New 'Surreal Number' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The band's name is a reference to both the nature of its membership, which is intentionally and perpetually in flux, and its sound, which features densely worded slant rhyme over intertwining, capricious, often improvised melodies. (more...)

ADOLESCENCE 2.0 Entertains with Stand-Up Comedy About Being a Middle-Aged Teenager
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Former Santa Cruz Fringe Festival Producer/Director reveals all in her stand-up show about a midlife crisis turned upside down, stumbling through topics like weight loss, shaving, masturbation and internet dating. Spoiler alert: the show is ultimately about personal transformation and finding love. (more...)

The Verdict Is In! TRIAL BY JURY is Guilty of Providing a Great Night's Entertainment
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

After the massive success of its initial launch earlier in the year, Lovehistory are excited to announce the return of Trial By Jury which comes to Liverpool's St George's Hall with a brand new case to solve from Wed 16 - Fri 18 August. (more...)

Site-Specific OPERATION BLACK ANTLER Looks at Surveillance at HOME Manchester
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

In the murky world of undercover surveillance, what will you do when the power is in your hands? Operation Black Antler, which continues HOME's reputation for presenting site-specific work at sites throughout the city centre, runs between Wed 7 - Sat 17 June 2017. (more...)

Play Me Again Pianos Installs Public Piano in Brookhaven
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Play Me Again Pianos announced today its newest public piano will open in Brookhaven's Ashford Park, on Redding Road, Sunday, June 4th.  The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting and join in the festivities at 1:30 p.m. (more...)

New Ohio Theatre Announces Ice Factory Festival 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Lyons presents the 24th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2017 takes place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2017 will present seven new works over seven weeks, running June 28 - August 12. (more...)

Review Roundup: CONSTELLATIONS at The Armory
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Silas Weir Mitchell and Dana Green star in Constellations - playwright Nick Payne's exploration of love in the multiverse - opening at The Armory on May 19, with preview performances beginning May 13, and regular performances running through June 11. (more...)

HOW TO CONSTRUCT A 21ST CENTURY FEMINISM to Continue Creative Time & NYPL's 'In Situ' Series
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Creative Time and The New York Public Library (NYPL) will present the latest installment of their collaborative venture In Situ, a site-specific series of conversations pairing leading artists and intellectuals to address critical topics of our time. (more...)

Matrix Theatre to Host MANY VOICES, ONE DETROIT Fundraiser at Detroit Historical Museum
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Matrix Theatre Company, celebrating 26 years as a socially-Engaged professional and educational theatre in Southwest Detroit is hosting "Many Voices, One Detroit," an exciting Detroit-themed event fundraiser on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 6 PM at the Detroit Historical Museum. (more...)

THE PULSE PROJECT to Benefit Gays Against Guns at Assembly Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

THE PULSE PROJECT by Sherry Bokser, Thom Fogarty, Alyson Mead and Amy Merrill, directed by Thom Fogarty, will be presented Sunday, June 11th, 2017 at 5pm at Assembly Hall at Judson Memorial Church (239 Thompson St. NYC). (more...)

Broadway League Responds to Casting Directors' Plea for Healthcare
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Broadway might be celebrating a successful season, but casting directors still are not pleased with their standing in the theatre community. The union just released the following statement: (more...)

Dian Fossey's GORILLAS IN THE MIST to Be Adapted to New Stage Play Featuring Jim Henson Puppetry
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Anna Phelan (Gorillas in the Mist, Mask, Girl, Interrupted) will adapt the book GORILLAS IN THE MIST by Dian Fossey into a stage play utilizing captivating puppetry. JIM HENSON'S CREATURE SHOP (The Dark Crystal) has been Engaged to design the gorillas, and Tony Award-winning producer Ryan Hugh Mackey (A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder) will develop the stage adaptation. (more...)

Robin Roberts to Guest on Special DOC MCSTUFFINS Episode, Premiering on National Cancer Survivors Day
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

Beloved 'Good Morning America' anchor and cancer survivor Robin Roberts guest stars in a special episode of Disney Junior's DOC MCSTUFFINS premiering on National Cancer Survivors Day, SUNDAY, JUNE 4 (8:00-8:30 a.m. EDT), on Disney Channel. (more...)

English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester Announce Creative Team for THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester today announce the creative team for their production of Conor McPherson's The Weir.  Adele Thomas directs the production and she is joined by Madeleine Girling as Designer, Lee Curran as Lighting Designer and Richard Hammarton as Composition and Sound Designer, with casting by Ginny Schiller.  (more...)

2017 First Quarter Broadcast Television Film News: Announcing Creative Management Partners Agent Alan Morell Client Options Works Sold
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

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PRACTICING SERIES at Grace Farms Explores Silence With Diverse Group of Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Practicing Silence, a year-long interdisciplinary workshop exploring the many meanings of silence, will bring together an interdisciplinary team of artists and scholars at Grace Farms in New Canaan, Connecticut from June 13 to 17. For the past several months, participants have Engaged a rigorous, creative process fueled by experiential and contemplative research, including a visit to The Cooper Union's anechoic chamber. (more...)

BRIC Announces Artists Selected for Summer Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

BRIC, the leading provider of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, announces the eight recipients of the annual BRICworkspace visual artistresidency program for the summer of 2017. BRIC was able to double the number of artists in residence this summer, from four to eight, due to a new donation of space at 505 State Street in Downtown Brooklyn, courtesy of Alloy Development. The summer 2017 awardees will be an all-female roster, including Nicole Awai Esperanza Cortes, Lucia Cuba, Phoebe Grip, Katya Grokhovsky, Katherine Toukhy, Jamie Warren and Monika Weiss. The residency program is now in its fourth year and is open to artists who live, work, or were born in Brooklyn. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Welcomes Three New Board Trustees
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the addition of three members to its Board of Trustees, Caryn Harris, Cari B. Sacks and Bryan Traubert, under the leadership of Board Chair Eric Lefkofsky. (more...)

Global Movement Leader Demonstrates a New Model Where Anybody Can Change the World
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

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BAX Announces 2017-18 Artist in Residence & Space Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

BAX is proud to welcome 2017-18 Artists in Residence (AIR) and Space Grant recipients. This group of artists embodies a vision, promise, and deep commitment to investigative practices in line with their and BAX's core values. Together, we are making space for bold and challenging work that asks deep questions about our ever-changing world and our place in this world. (more...)

The Wallis Names Michael Nemeroff New Board Chairman
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Businessman and philanthropist Michael A. Nemeroff will take the helm as Chairman of the Board of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts effective September 27, 2017. (more...)

Unity Theatre presents a Fun Farce with LEADING LADIES
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Unity Theatre brings you the hilarious comedy, Leading Ladies, on the Main Stage from June 1 - June 18, 2017. (more...)

RLJ Entertainment & AMC Networks' Shudder Sign Up for Some MAYHEM
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

RLJ Entertainment and AMC Networks' Shudder are partnering on the North American release of Joe Lynch's action/thriller MAYHEM through a deal finalized at the 70th Cannes International Film Festival. (more...)

Media Personality Michael Strahan and ITV America Ink Overall Deal
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

NFL Hall of Famer, TV and media personality, and producer Michael Strahan, and his producing and business partner Constance Schwartz-Morini, have inked an exclusive overall production partnership with their company SMAC Entertainment and ITV America through which they will create a range of unscripted projects for television, OTT and digital platforms that will be produced under the ITV America banner. (more...)

The Ume Group to Stage BY WING, FIN, HOOF, OR FOOT This June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Ume Group will present by wing, fin, hoof, or foot, a newly devised meditation on migration, immigration and presence, at the Church of Grace & St. Paul on W 71st. Street in NYC from June 2nd - June 24th, 2017. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 23, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Tuesday, May 23, 2017, and we are all so very lucky to be alive and to be Engaged in the creation of live theater - in Tennessee, no less - with the ability to live life dramatically and to reflect on the world around us. And what a world it is: Last night, people in Nashville were exultant…the Nashville Predators won the Western Conference Playoffs to advance to the Stanley Cup Final of the National Hockey League! (more...)

BOEING BOEING to Close this Weekend at Lee Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Boeing Boeing, written by Marc Camoletti and translated into English by Beverley Cross, is a classic French farce that boasts the Guinness World Records most performed French play. (more...)

Stephane Duret and Will Van Dyke to Perform at TDF's Open Doors Graduation
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Over 400 guests including current and past New York City high school students and the performing arts professional mentors who have participated in TDF's award-winning Open Doors, the theatre arts mentoring program that TDF founded in 1998 with playwright Wendy Wasserstein, will attend this year's graduation at 5:30pm on Monday, June 5 at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street, NYC).   (more...)

ArtsKC Announces Dana Knapp as New President and CEO
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Today, Brad Douglas, chairman of the ArtsKC Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana Knapp as the new President & CEO of ArtsKC. She has been serving as Interim President & CEO since January 1, 2017. She begins her new role immediately.  The selection was made after a national search and selection process led by the Arts Consulting Group. (more...)

BWW Review: AIDA Basks In The Glow Of A Trio Of Towering Performances
by Herbert Paine - May 22, 2017

Ashley Jackson, Victoria Fairclough, and Ben Mason deliver towering, indeed royal, performances that imbue Hale Centre Theatre's production of AIDA with sustained warmth, integrity, and vitality and their characters with distinctive and relatable authenticity. (more...)

REAL ESTATE Comes to Fox Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

In Mind, the fourth full-length record from Real Estate, is a portrait of a mature band at the height of its power. Long respected for their deft lyrical hand and gorgeous melodies, In Mind builds upon the band's reputation for crafting perfect songs and carries Real Estate even deeper into the pantheon of great songwriters. (more...)

Dramatists Guild of America Comments on 'VIRGINIA WOOLF?' Casting Controversy in Oregon
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Controversy erupted last week over the casting of a black actor in a Portland, Oregon, production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Shoebox Theatre director Michael Streeter was asked by the Albee estate to re-cast the role with a white actor. He refused, and the estate pulled the rights. The Dramatists Guild is aware of the recent casting controversy and has just released the following statement. (more...)

Guest Blog: James Seager On The Return Of ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND
by Guest Blog: James Seager - May 22, 2017

Personally, I don't think there's any point bringing back a show unless you can improve it, which is why we've revisited Alice's Adventures Underground for 2017. (more...)

AUDIO: National Theatre's New Podcast Launches with 'MY COUNTRY', Brexit Episode
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The National Theatre today launches the first episode in a 10-part podcast series, available free from the NT website and on iTunes. (more...)

Make Your Taste Buds 'Twerk' with Tijuana Flats' New Menu Selections
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Created to keep current Tijuana Flats fans Engaged while simultaneously attracting new guests to the restaurant, the 'Flat Outrageous' section consists of new flavor-packed dishes, including three street tacos, Crispy Baja Fish (crispy fish, chipotle crema, shaved cilantro cabbage & pineapple salsa), Lime Steak (grilled garlic-lime steak, avocado crema, shaved cilantro cabbage, pico de gallo & cotija cheese), and Jerk Chicken (crispy jerk chicken, MoreFire! hot sauce, shaved cilantro cabbage, pineapple salsa & cotija cheese), as well as Philly Cheesesteak Flautas (shaved sirloin steak, mozzarella cheese, grilled onions & peppers, served with queso), and the Bangin' Chicken Tostadas (crispy corn tortillas with Smack My Ass Bangin' Chicken, refried beans, cheddar-jack cheese, grilled onions & peppers, tomatoes & ranch dressing), which is a variation on buffalo chicken and is an existing dish on the Tijuana Flats menu. (more...)

Broadway Casting Directors Struggle in Push for Unionization
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Getting past a casting director can be the key to starting a successful career on Broadway, and can make or break the success of a show. But these highly specialized and influential individuals are some of the least protected workers on Broadway. In a feature by the New York Daily News, a number of New York's biggest names in casting revealed the importance of their push for union protection and the struggles they face without it. (more...)

BWW Review: SWEET CHARITY at The Village Players Of Birmingham is Fun, Laughs, and a Good Time!
by Katie Laban - May 20, 2017

Do you wanna have fun, fun, fun? How's about a few…laughs? Well, actually, The Village Players of Birmingham production of Sweet Charity gives the audience more than a few laughs, it keeps them entertained through entire show. The musical is a treat to watch from the moment it starts to the very last second that Charity steps off stage with its crowd-pleasing numbers and vibrant color schemes that it is one Michigan theatre-goers will truly enjoy and remember for years to come. (more...)

Hammer Strength Celebrates 25 Years
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Hammer Strength, the world's foremost strength training equipment line, will host a strength training clinic from May 19-20 in Cincinnati, where the brand and its storied clinics were forged to celebrate 25 years of bringing athletic training and education to the athletic community. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter Elexis Ansley Releases EDM Single 'Weekend Lover'
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Singing sensation, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Elexis Ansley has released her electrifying single “Weekend Lover,” featuring dance/electronic dynamo Daneon. (more...)

BWW Feature: SUMMER THEATER CAMP at Everyman Theatre Ignites a Love of Theater in Children and Young-Adults
by Kristen Price - May 19, 2017

Currently, the Tony Awards are running a press campaign with their 2017 nominees entitled '#IWasThatKid.' The purpose of this campaign is to show what a lifetime in the theater can do for children and adolescents. Being 'that kid' means these actors were creative, and Engaged and loved what they were doing. And that love of the theater community brought them to where they are today - standing on theater's biggest stage and being recognized for their work. (more...)

2017 Obie Award-Winning ICE FACTORY FESTIVAL Comes to New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Lyons proudly presents the 24th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2017 takes place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2017 will present seven new works over seven weeks, running June 28 - August 12. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Christopher Jackson, Tituss Burgess, Julia Murney and More Sing Broadway Lullabies on New Album
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This June, Broadway babies Vasthy Mompoint (Rocky; The Spongebob Musical) and Jen Malenke (Into The Woods; Disney's High School Musical), the founders and creators of the much-needed industry service Broadway Babysitters, will release an album of children's lullabies entitled 'Broadway Lullabies.' (more...)

League of Independent Theater to Hold Rally for Endorsed 2017 Candidates
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The League of Independent Theater (LIT) will hold a rally for the candidates they've endorsed in the 2017 New York City election races on Tuesday, May 23 at 1pm on the steps of the Kraine Theatre at 85 E. 4th St in Manhattan. Many of the candidates chosen participated in LIT's Meet the Candidates forum in March, also at The Kraine Theater. Some of the candidates expected to attend the rally include: (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to present Mahler's RESURRECTION
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Music Director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in Gustav Mahler's groundbreaking Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” as part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics at Heinz Hall on June 2-4. (more...)

The CW Announces 2017-18 Primetime Schedule Featuring New Shows & Returning Favorites
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

The CW presents its 2017-18 primetime schedule to advertisers, affiliates, and national media today at the New York City Center in New York City, with the multi-platinum, multi-Grammy Award-winning rock band Muse opening the show with the worldwide debut performance of their new single, “Dig Down.” (more...)

Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg's TCHAIKOVSKY Set for The Music Center This June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Angelenos will discover the personal struggles behind the success of world-renown composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as The Music Center welcomes Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg's Tchaikovsky on June 23-25, 2017 as part of the Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center 2016-2017 season. (more...)

THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, ON GOLDEN POND and More Set for Redhouse Arts Center's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Redhouse Arts Center has announced its 2017-18 Main Stage Season filled with charm, wit, laughter, a dash of hysterical family dynamics and plenty of pure theatrical excitement. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, is pleased to present its 22nd production of Free Shakespeare on the Common: William Shakespeare's immortal drama Romeo & Juliet, directed by the brilliant up-and-coming director Allegra Libonati. Performances are free of charge, and will take place on the Boston Common, near the Parkman Bandstand.  Lead Sponsor: Babson College (more...)

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