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Black Hole Theatre to Present THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Book of Revelations invites you into a startling space where Everyday reality dissolves. Writer Alison Richards, Black Hole Theatre Director Nancy Black and world renowned designer Dagmara Gieysztor, deliver a new approach to immersive performance which delves into the fascinating world of dementia. (more...)

Luca Silvestrini's Protein Brings BORDER TALES to Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Awarding-winning dance company Protein peel back the stereotypes about multicultural Britain by sharing dialogue compiled from the performers' own experiences in a show that has only become more relevant following the Brexit vote and the triggering of Article 50. (more...)

Climate Science Comes to Times Square with 10th ANNUAL WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The World Science Festival culminates its groundbreaking first decade by bringing science to the crossroads of the world, Times Square. For four action-packed days, May 31 - June 3, the Festival presents Science in the Square, an array of free activities, demonstrations, and installations aimed at giving the public a greater understanding and appreciation of our ever-changing planet-and our relationship to it. At a time when science-and climate science in particular-is at the heart of numerous pressing policy debates, Science in the Square dramatically builds upon the Festival's success in communicating its wide-ranging political and cultural implications in ways that educate, entertain, and inspire. (more...)

Discovery Family to Premiere New Original Series RENO, SET, GO! 6/19
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

In Discovery Family's new original series RENO, SET, GO!, premiering Monday, June 19 at 10/9c, Everyday people, who've been thrown a curveball or two from life, get the ultimate surprise when friends and family work together to pull off a covert room makeover designed just for them. (more...)

Yara Arts Group to Bring 1917-2017: TYCHNYA, ZHADAN & THE DOGS to La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

From June 9 to 25, La MaMa and Yara Arts Group will present '1917-2017 Tychyna, Zhadan & the Dogs,' a new theatre piece with poetry which examines what individuals do when a society crumbles. (more...)

Billy Ray Cyrus Guests in Nickelodeon's All-New Blaze and the Monster Machines WILD WHEELS Specials
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Internationally renowned multi-platinum recording artist and acclaimed actor, Billy Ray Cyrus, lends his voice as a guest star in Nickelodeon's 'Blaze and the Monster Machines' all-new “Wild Wheels” animal-themed episode. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with the Legendary Betty Buckley
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2017

On Tuesday, May 23rd the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner and Broadway legend Betty Buckley. For the episode, Buckley shares hilarious and fascinating stories from her nearly five decades as a Broadway and West End star. She also shares cuts from her new album STORY SONGS. (more...)

New Animated Series DC SUPER HERO GIRLS Coming to Cartoon Network in 2018
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

Production has begun on DC SUPER HERO GIRLS, an all-new animated action-comedy series from Warner Bros. Animation and based on characters from DC Entertainment. (more...)

Roger Mooking Returns for Smoking-Hot New Season of Cooking Channel's MAN FIRE FOOD, 5/30
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

As temperatures rise outside, Cooking Channel is heating up with a smoking new season of MAN FIRE FOOD, kicking off on Tuesday, May 30th at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT. (more...)

Eclectic Nashville Singer Songwriter Matt Siffert to Release New EP in July
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Matt Siffert is set to release his new, self-produced EP, Gallatin, on July 21, 2017. (more...)

NBC & Universal Brand Development Team On AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR Experience
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

NBC's AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (ANW), the premiere obstacle course competition series that is revolutionizing sports entertainment, is coming directly to fans through an immersive live event experience geared for the whole family (more...)

New Book Provides Answers to Life's Difficult Questions
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017


Disney/ABC's Kevin Brockman Joins Second Stage Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Second Stage Theater, the preeminent home for American plays and living American playwrights, has announced that Kevin Brockman, Executive Vice President, Global Communications, Disney/ABC Television Group, has joined the company's Board of Directors. (more...)

Tina Fey, Bill Nye, Ellen Burstyn and More Join 10th Anniversary World Science Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The World Science Festival has announced complete programming for the  10th anniversary Festival, which will bring science to the crossroads of the world, Times Square, and to locations across the five boroughs of New York City, with more than 50 events, May 30 - June 4, 2017. (more...)

Doctor Exposes Flaws in Popular U.S. Dietary Guidelines
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017


Celebrating Dairy's Undeniable Goodness
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

A delicious slice of cheddar on a burger at the family barbeque, a cold glass of milk or a scoop of ice cream on a piece of birthday cake. There is no denying the enjoyment that dairy can bring to special moments and to our favorite foods. However, with so many choices in the dairy aisle - including non-dairy and plant-based alternatives - many people are seeking credible information about what dairy actually is, and they have questions about the practices of the dairy industry. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's PASS OVER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production ofPass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A provocative and hilarious riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister). Pass Over runs June 1 - July 9, 2017 in the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Press performances are Saturday, June 10 at 3pm and Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30pm. Tickets ($20-$89) are available through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or Note: There are a limited number of $30 seats for all performances located in the first front two rows of the theatre with code "CLOSEUP." (more...)

BYOC is B-A-C-K at 7-Eleven
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Bring us your jars, your pails, your ladles and punchbowls yearning to be filled with your favorite Slurpee drink. The much-anticipated "Bring Your Own Cup" (BYOC) Day is back at 7-Eleven stores to kick off the 2017 Slurpee season. (more...)

3rd Annual Queerly Festival Announces Lineup at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present the third annual Queerly, a festival seen through lavender-colored glasses, June 23-July 1 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

The Hypocrites' Immersive PIRATES OF PENZANCE and More Set for NYU Skirball's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

NYU Skirball's 2017-18 season will feature over 45 unique presentations by some of the world's leading provocateurs, artists and activists, performing unconventional and often controversial works in varied spaces throughout the Skirball Center - turning the lobby, dressing rooms, hallways and backstage areas into centers of creativity. (more...)

RIDING THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS and More Set for Summer at Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Downstairs Cabaret has announced nearly a dozen different shows as part of its 2017 Summer Program. (more...)

BWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - May 19, 2017

I have great advice for The Gershwin Trust, those descendants of George and Ira who have clipped coupons all their lives by virtue of the brothers' genius and copywrite law. They wrote 17 Broadway shows. Only one, GIRL CRAZY (rewritten and renamed CRAZY FOR YOU, compiled without input from The Trust in 1992 and choreographed by Candlelight's own superstar Sue Stroman) is produced contemporarily (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...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Present New York Premiere of CROSSCURRENT
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will present the New York Premiere of Ms. Chen's CrossCurrent, a collection of new works created on her journey as an immigrant artist attempting to reconcile the two cultures inside her, one she was born into, the other she chose to join. (more...)

The New Harmony Project Celebrates 31 Years of New Play Development
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017


WAR PAINT Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order; Receive Two Singles Today!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT – starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole – in digital formats on Friday, May 26. The CD version will be available online and in stores in mid-July. The musical, currently running at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), played a sold-out run in Chicago last summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre's history. WAR PAINT is nominated for four 2017 Tony Awards, including “Best Actress in a Musical” for both of the leading ladies. Starting today, May 19, customers that pre-order the album via Apple Music will immediately receive the second single “If I'd Been A Man” – the stirring duet between LuPone and Ebersole – in addition to the previously available single “Back on Top.” (more...)

Bret Michaels Returns to Indian Ranch This September
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

 Indian Ranch announced that Bret Michaels will be returning to Webster, MA on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Tickets go on-sale Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 10 AM  at  (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...)

Dunkin' Donuts Offers Free Samples of Frozen Dunkin' Coffee on May 19 with Special Nationwide Tasting Event
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Temperatures are starting to heat up outside, but this week brings one of the coolest days of the year inside Dunkin' Donuts restaurants, as the brand serves a free taste of its newest coffee beverage, Frozen Dunkin' Coffee. On Friday, May 19, Dunkin' Donuts will offer all guests the chance to experience the smooth, rich frozen taste of Frozen Dunkin' Coffee with a complimentary sample (3.5-ounce) from 10 AM to 2 PM at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants nationwide, while supplies last. (more...)

LIP SYNC SLEEPOVER Comes to Crow's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

On Thursday May 25, and Friday May 26 at 8:30pm, for two nights only, the 'spellbinding' international artist Vanessa Smythe offers her new solo show: LIP SYNC SLEEPOVER at Streetcar Crowsnest, Scotiabank Community Studio, 345 Carlaw Avenue in Toronto for a special limited engagement. With a 'genuine gift for poetic narrative', Smythe's poignant, funny, and deeply personal storytelling show tethers together poetry, music, and movement. (more...)

BWW Review: A Stunning NEXT TO NORMAL Wows!
by Gil Kaan - May 18, 2017

In their current production of  NEXT TO NORMAL, the East West Players present a first-rate, extremely well-executed musical look at mental illness. Nancy Keystone smoothly directs this two-hour-plus performance at a steady, non-stop, heart-wrenching pace with barely enough time for the audience to catch their respective breaths or wipe their teary eyes before the next song happens - through the collectively A.MA.ZING voices of the ultra-talented cast of six. (more...)

National Directors Fellowship Selections Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, National New Play Network, The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation jointly announce the selection of five directors from a nationwide pool of applicants for the 2017 National Directors Fellowship: Sherri Eden Barber (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Sandbox Series
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

San Francisco Playhouse (Artistic Director Bill English; Producing Director Susi Damilano) today announced the three plays that will comprise its 2017-2018 Sandbox Series of World Premieres. The season explores Americans at work in contemporary society-from the world of video game design, to a typical office job, to a new business in Austria's most notorious birthplace. (more...)

Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company to Produce Ninth Annual Museum of Dysfunction
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

For the ninth year running, Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company (MU) will produce two weekends of new works at the annual Museum of Dysfunction short play festival. The festival has become a staple of the summer theatre calendar featuring local talent and plays that probe the dark and funny edges of the Everyday. Nineteen short plays were selected from over 100 entries by emerging and established writers nationwide, with nine spots held exclusively for high school and college students as a way to encourage their craft and build their portfolio. The festival will run over two consecutive weekends: June 29-July 1 and July 6-8, 2017 at Studio 101 in Spring Street Studios, located minutes from downtown Houston in Historic First Ward. (more...)

SIDF Faces Unprecedented VISA Obstacles
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Increased immigration scrutiny and regulations mean the Seattle International Dance Festival (SIDF) is experiencing new challenges and costs when applying for, and securing, visas for visiting artists. Festival director Cyrus Khambatta explains, "We knew this year would be tough, but we didn't know exactly how resourceful we would have to get." Early on, SIDF heard from dancers who were afraid to enter the US and chose not to participate in the festival because of anticipated difficulties. Khambatta continues, "Now that we are just a few weeks from opening, we are seeing their unfortunate predictions come true. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

From July 20-22, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents its second annual District of Comedy Festival, bringing together acclaimed stars and rising acts for an all-laughs takeover of the nation's center for the performing arts. Headlined by a one-night-only NSO Pops concert with Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess, the festival, with Presenting Sponsor Capital One, features stand-up shows, music, theater, and performances for children and families in spaces across the Center. The District of Comedy Festival also coincides with a brand new edition of the Kennedy Center's popular collaboration with Chicago's The Second City, which will run for eight weeks in the Theater Lab. (more...)

Aretha Franklin, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Jordan Donica Sign on for WNO Opera Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announces additional performers for its star-studded 2017 WNO Opera Gala, Trading Voices, celebrating WNO Board Chairman Jacqueline Badger Mars, on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. (more...)

STEREOPTIK's DARK CIRCUS to Bring Puppet Theater to HERE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

HERE presents Dark Circus, by renowned French company STEREOPTIK, a presentation from HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program. This innovative puppet theater work, for all ages, plays six performances May 30 - June 4 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents New York Premiere of CROSSCURRENT 6/22-24
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will present the New York Premiere of Ms. Chen's CrossCurrent, a collection of new works created on her journey as an immigrant artist attempting to reconcile the two cultures inside her, one she was born into, the other she chose to join.  Performances:  June 22-24, 2017 at 7:30pm at Martha Graham Studio Theater on the penthouse level, 55 Bethune St, New York, NY 10014. Tickets: $30; $15, info: 800-650-0246 or (more...)

TBS Greenlights New Animated Series CLOSE ENOUGH from J.G. Quintel
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

Turner's TBS has greenlit CLOSE ENOUGH, a new animated series from Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel. The surreal comedy about a family growing up without getting old marks the first collaboration between Cartoon Network Studios and Studio T (more...)

Adventure Stage Chicago Season 14 Features AKEELAH AND THE BEE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

???????Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), the participatory arts program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), announces its 14th season of programming for young audiences, exploring the theme of "Literacy" as the company applies its mission of telling heroic stories to the Settlement objective of disrupting generational poverty. ASC's "Literacy" season features the stage adaptation of Akeelah and the Bee; a commissioned work by Lucas Baisch, based on the Guatemalan myths of Popol Vuh and created in collaboration with community partners; and an original piece devised by ASC's Trailblazers youth mentorship program.  All performances take place at Northwestern Settlement's Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for youth aged 14 years and younger. Group tickets are $10 for ten or more guests. Student matinee tickets are $7 for CPS and $8 for non-CPS groups. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 773.342.4141. (more...)

Celebrate Pride Month with The Valkyries: BADASSES ON BIKES
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

A new play inspired by the real life biker club, The Sirens of NYC (the biker gang that leads the Pride Parade in NYC each year), "The Valkyries: Badasses on Bikes" is a touching story concerning queer and trans characters forming their own biker club. "The Valkyries: Badasses on Bikes" performs Wednesdays at 8pm, through June 28, 2017, at Gorilla Tango Theatre (1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647). Please visit www.gorillatango.comor call 773-598-4549 for tickets and information. (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...)

TNT Orders New Docu-Series WHO RUN THE WORLD? from Sarah Jessica Parker & Morgan Spurlock
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

Turner's TNT has greenlit WHO RUN THE WORLD? (working title), a new documentary series executive-produced by Emmy® winner Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City, Divorce), Oscar® nominee Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold) and Refinery29. (more...)

Photo Coverage: GHOST DANCES AND OTHER WORKS Returns to Sadler's Wells
by Roy Tan - May 17, 2017

One of Rambert's most celebrated works returns to Sadler's Wells for the first time in 14 years. Ghost dancers stalk the stage in Christopher Bruce's masterpiece, created as a tribute to victims of oppression in South America. Day of the Dead celebrations and Latin American folk music are visually referenced in dances full of joy, sadness and compassion. (more...)

Queer|Art Announces Mentors for 2017-18 Program Cycle
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Queer|Art has announced the new Mentors for the 2017-2018 program cycle of Queer|Art|Mentorship. Applications open June 1st. (more...)

Julia Sherman Releases Debut Cookbook 'SALAD FOR PRESIDENT'
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Artist, cook, creative director, and author Julia Sherman has announced the release of her debut cookbook, Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Get Ready for Laughs at the BIRMINGHAM COMEDY FESTIVAL
by David Edward Perry - May 16, 2017

THE BIRMINGHAM COMEDY FESTIVAL is first and only comedy festival in the state of Alabama. (more...)

River To River Festival Kicks Off Next Month in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) presents the 16th annual River To River Festival, Downtown New York City's completely free summer arts festival, June 14-25. The 2017 edition presents an array of performances and events exploring and celebrating diversity in all its forms-often blurring the lines between genres including dance, music, theater and the visual arts-over the course of 100+ performances and events spanning 17 projects at 31 unique sites across Lower Manhattan and Governors Island. The Festival also offers opportunities for audiences to interact with artists, socialize and experience multiple facets of artists' work and the creative process. (more...)

BWW Previews: LIVES OF OTHERS at Oddbird Theatre
by Zofeen Maqsood - May 16, 2017

As part of Airbnb's 'Trips', guests who book through Airbnb also get to attend an exclusive workshop (more...)

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