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INVSN Announce New Album 'The Beautiful Stories', Available 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Today INVSN announce the release of new album The Beautiful Stories available outside of Scandinavia for the first time with Dine Alone Records existing as a home for the record across the rest of the world. Alongside news of the upcoming release, INVSN share the video for 'Immer Zu' a track which acts as a sonic totem for the LP. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith has announced its new season running May 2017 to January 2018 including three major new productions: a UK premiere, a new adaptation of a classic and the return of the now traditional Lyric pantomime. (more...)

Brian Feldman Brings William Shakespeare's MACBETH to Central Florida
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

While Central Florida is already home to one of the top Shakespeare theater companies in the country, Orlando Shakes would never - not in a million years - produce what Brian Feldman has in mind. (more...)

To Go Where No NAKED GIRL Has Gone Before…
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

By Grabthar's Hammer, through time and space, in a galaxy far Far Away, to boldly go where no Naked Girl has gone before, join us forNaked Girls Reading presents SciFi Fantasy. Will we be the Mother's of Dragons, The Queens of Fairy or ruler of a realm both Muggle and Wizard alike? Join us, faithful squires, through journeys far and wide starting at our home the DC Arts Center on an epic the Bards will sing for ages to come.  Cherokee Rose returns to the shire with Alice Darling, Cherie Sweetbottom and GiGi Holliday at the DC Arts Center on March 24th at 10pm. So say we all! (more...)

Sasha Regan Returns with the World Premiere of Her All-Male THE MIKADO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Following the highly successful all-male tours of H.M.S. Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance, Sasha Regan returns with the world premiere of the irresistible The Mikado - one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most famous operettas. (more...)

Stars of WAR PAINT, Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Annaleigh Ashford and More Set for NYTW's 2017 Gala Honoring Michael Greif
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) announced today that the NYTW 2017 Spring Gala will celebrate partnerships with honorees Dartmouth College, whose residency partnership with NYTW spans a quarter of a century; along with longtime NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award-nominated Director Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen, War Paint), who was an inaugural member of NYTW's 'New Directors Project' in 1984 and rose to prominence with his direction of Machinal at the Public and Rent at NYTW. The Gala will be held on Monday, May 15 at the Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th St., New York, NY 10036). (more...)

New Energy Adventure to Hit Houston Museum of Natural Science
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

For more than two decades, millions and millions of visitors of all ages have immersed themselves in the science of energy by exploring the Wiess Energy Hall, one of the museum's most popular exhibitions-which is why it's been completely demolished and thrown out. But wear and tear is only part of the reason. In recent years, the science of energy has become even more highly advanced than it already was, as has the exhibition technology available to effectively tell that story. Because of the museum's commitment to exploring cutting edge science, and enhancing the visitor experience, a greatly expanded version of the Wiess Energy Hall is set to open in November 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: A-Five, Six, Seven, Eight: MSMT Local Auditions Sparkle
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Mar 6, 2017

The hallways are jammed with bright, expectant, luminous faces wearing their most eye-catching outfits, laden with dance bags, juggling binders with music and resumes, scanning their ever present iPhones, and searching for a place to sit or stretch or warm-up as they await the call. The energy is palpable and the spirits high. Many have come together in groups and chat excitedly, while others search for a quiet corner to gather their thoughts. Some 300 actors ranging in age from children to seasoned adults have checked into Maine State Music Theatre's offices and rehearsal studios at 22 Elm Street on February 25, 2017, to try their luck at the company's annual open call local auditions for the 2017 season which opens June 7. (more...)

Print Room Reveals More Details on Karen Blixen Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Print Room at the Coronet has today announced further details for Out of Blixen and Babette's Feast, two productions that will run consecutively, putting a spotlight on the fascinating life and writing of Karen Blixen. (more...)

Fringe Hit LETTERS TO WINDSOR HOUSE to Head Out on UK Tour This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Letters to Windsor House (no, not that one) is the latest show from multi award winning duo Rebecca Biscuit and Louise Mothersole, aka Sh!t Theatre. Following its sold out season at London's Soho Theatre the show is undertaking an extensive tour. (more...)

BWW Review: IONESCO - DINNER AT THE SMITHS', The Latvian House
by Gary Naylor - Mar 5, 2017

Ionesco's absurd theatre brought to life in a handsome production that is full of wit and humour, but never loses its avant garde character. (more...)

New Musicals COWBOY BOB and GUMBO Get 2017 Summer Labs at Yale Institute for Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Yale Institute for Music Theatre announces the two original book musicals which have been selected for this year's two-week summer lab: COWBOY BOB, created by Molly Beach Murphy, Jeanna Phillips, and Annie Tippe, book by Molly Beach Murphy, music and lyrics by Jeanna Phillips; and GUMBO, music by Brett Macias and book and lyrics by Christina Quintana. (more...)

DISNEYLAND PARIS Launches 25th Anniversary Celebration With Sparkling Event
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Disneyland® Paris sparkled with the launch of its historic 25th Anniversary with a day filled with extraordinary events. (more...)

Broadway Jukebox: Countdown the Greatest Songs of Boublil & Schonberg!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

Warm up your vocal chords and turn up the volume.  MISS SAIGON is officially back on Broadway, and in this edition of Broadway Jukebox, we're paying tribute to the songwriting team that has brought us some of the most memorable songs in musical theatre history- Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. Which songs made the cut? Check out our top ten list below! (more...)

Sheryl Crow Releases Instant Download of New Track 'Long Way Back'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

A second instant downloadable track - 'Long Way Back' - is now available to those who pre-order the digital format of Sheryl Crow's new album Be Myself (more...)

BWW Review: ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Mar 24, 2017

What makes ELEANOR & PARK so extraordinary is, in fact, how ordinary it is. How everyday. Life is mundane. We make our way through each day, and there isn't always something to set it apart from all of our yesterdays and tomorrows. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Is A Stylish Evening of Wit and Musical Memories
by Frank Benge - Mar 23, 2017

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is a jukebox musical that tells the story of the early life and career of Carole King with a book by Douglas McGrath, using songs that she wrote, often together with Gerry Goffin, and other contemporary songs by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Phil Spector and others. The original production received its world premiere in San Francisco in October of 2013, and made its Broadway debut at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in January 2014. This U.S. touring production now at Bass Concert Hall launched in September 2015. (more...)

BWW Interview: MICHAEL BARRA (I) of A BRONX TALE
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Mar 22, 2017

Connecticut has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to established actors who have homes here, so it means that much more to Connecticut theatre lovers when one of their own residents works his way through any of its many community theatres and then gets to Broadway. One such actor is Michael Barra, a native of Durham. He is featured in the critically acclaimed musical, A Bronx Tale, now playing at the Longacre Theatre co-directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks. (more...)

Regal Productions Launches its Eggciting Easter Panto BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

???????With just over one week to go until the opening Beauty and the Beast at St Helens Theatre Royal, Regal Entertainments gave the Merseyside media a sneak preview of their egg-citing Easter panto at a press launch held at the elegant Doubletree Hotel in Liverpool. (more...)

'MINOR CHARACTER', FAR AWAY and THE MUSIC MAN Highlight Sharon Playhouse's Director-Driven 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Sharon Playhouse has announced its 2017 Season. The season kicks off with MINOR CHARACTER: SIX TRANSLATIONS OF UNCLE VANYA, created by New Saloon (Morgan Green, Madeline Wise, and Milo Cramer), followed by Far Away by Caryl Churchill (Love and Information). The season will conclude with a new, intimate chamber production of Meredith Wilson's THE MUSIC MAN. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Announces Casting for the World Premiere of THE FIREBIRDS TAKE THE FIELD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of The Firebirds Take the Field by Lynn Rosen and directed by Jessica Fisch. The Firebirds Take the Fieldruns April 15 - May 20, 2017, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.The Firebirds Take the Field is produced with support from the Alfred P. Sloane Foundation and Ensemble Studio Theater and is the second production of RTE's 2017 Season 'Exploring the Mind/Body Connection.' (more...)

BWW Preview: 33rd Season Announced for CATCO and CATCO is Kids
by Amanda Etchison - Mar 21, 2017

From musical numbers to American Sign Language, CATCO's 2017-18 season will bring alternative modes of storytelling to the stage. The Columbus-based theater company announced its complete 33rd season via press release on Monday. (more...)

BWW Interview: Amanda Moresco Directs WHERE THE NUMBERS END at the Whitefire Theatre
by Don Grigware - Mar 20, 2017

Amanda began her career as an actress in New York City working for the late Sidney Lumet.  Amanda has appeared in numerous films and TV shows and earned a SAG Award for Ensemble Cast for the Academy Award-winning film Crash. Pursuing her real passion, writing, Amanda has learned from the best by working behind the camera for Woody Allen, Bobby Moresco, and David Chase, and in writer's rooms as assistant for Paul Haggis, Todd Field, John Lee Hancock, Mark Johnson, and Gil Adler. Amanda wrote two episodes for the first season of NBC's The Black Donnellys. She has had two feature films produced.  Amanda has written and produced numerous one-act plays.  Most recently, she directed the L. A. production of William Hoffman's 'Cal in Camo' which went on to a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run. Amanda is raising two sons and splits her time between New York and Los Angeles. (more...)

Introducing New Baileys Almande Almondmilk Liqueur, Just What Spring has been Missing!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Spring has officially sprung and the welcomed warmer weather has finally met its perfect match in new Baileys Almande Almondmilk Liqueur. This innovative, naturally light tasting spirit is a dairy-free, gluten-free and certified vegan liqueur that blends the luscious, nutty flavors of real almondmilk with delicious vanilla for an incredibly versatile treat. Join us in raising a glass to the first day of warmer weather, which means summer beach days are not too Far Away! (more...)

BWW Interview: Sulayman Al Bassam Talks PETROL STATION at Kennedy Center
by Heather Hill - Mar 19, 2017

Sulayman Al Bassam is returning to the Kennedy Center next week for the first time since 2009. The international playwright and director has had his work performed around the world, but this is the first time he will be using an all-American cast instead of his usual Pan-Arab troupe. (more...)

Sh!t Theatre to Bring LETTERS TO WINDSOR to HOME Manchester This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Letters to Windsor House (no, not that one) is the latest show from multi award- winning duo Sh!t Theatre, comprising Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit, whose last appearance at HOME was in Women's Hour in HOME'S ORBIT Festival in autumn 2016. Letters to Windsor House plays at HOME for four performances, Wed 19 - Fri 21 April 2017. (more...)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Announced as Queen's Theatre's 2017/18 Pantomime
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

After months of anticipation, the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch has announced it will be staging Beauty and the Beast as this year's pantomime.  (more...)

Casting Announced for Team Awesome Robot's World Premiere of THAT TRUE PHOENIX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Team Awesome Robot will present the World Premiere of Daniel John Kelley's That True Phoenix, directed by Christopher Diercksen (Assistant Director, Brittany Ayers), April 21-May 7 at the Access Theater. (more...)

Cast Set for SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU in Rep at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced casting for NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia's SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU, presented in repertory and directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and former NYTW 2050 Fellow Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. (more...)

Pat Gooley Launches MYSTIC ARENA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Pat Gooley, a retired navy officer, has completed his new book, 'Mystic Arena': a gripping and potent story of a priest named Robert Breslin who has been given a powerful, otherworldly gift that could save many lives from danger. (more...)

BWW Review: SILENT SKY: Wishing on the Stars
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 14, 2017

Flat Earth Theatre presents the New England premiere of Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY, a historical drama about a trio of women astronomers who charted the heavens at the Harvard Observatory at the turn of the 20th century. Their work was vital, but they were not seen as equals in the workplace and their sacrifices were many as they struggled to break the glass ceiling. (more...)

Defected to Present ABDUCTED Sci-Fi Fi Party with Sam Divine and Franky Rizardo at House of Yes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

On Thursday March 16, House of Yes will be 'Abducted' by Defected Records' Sam Divine and Franky Rizardo for a FREE before 11pm (with RSVP) out of this world sci-fi themed label takeover. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Saenger
by Tara Bennett - Mar 13, 2017

Pondering a good way to spend time with the baby boomer in your life? Look no further than the current touring production of "BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL," which chronicles the earlier years of King's songwriting career. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Presents The First Evening in 2017 Cabaret Series TOM ANDERSON: MY FAVORITE SINGS!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

It's back! Bridge Street Theatre' hugely popular Cabaret Series returns to Catskill on April 8th at 8:00pm. And the first installment will feature series curator (and part time Catskill resident) Tom Andersen himself in an exhilarating evening of tunes from the Great American Songbook, Broadway, Country Music, and his own teeming and talented brain called "My Favorite Sings". And to give the evening an even more distinctive "local" twist, Mr. Andersen will be joined onstage by Jumbo Bungalow - the husband-and-wife team of Catskill ukulele virtuoso extraordinaire Carmen Borgia and BST's own resident diva (and star of their production of SOUVENIR) Alison Davy. (more...)

Elvis Fans from Around the World are Headed to Nashville for 4-Day Celebration of the King of Rock and Roll
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Elvis fans from around the world will be traveling to Middle Tennessee for the inaugural Nashville Elvis Festival, taking place March 30-April 2, 2017. Nashville Elvis Festival is a premier Elvis event unlike any other, celebrating the music and legacy of Elvis Presley. The historic Franklin Theatre will serve as the host venue, with additional events taking place at Paragon Studios and GRAYS on Main - all located just south of downtown Nashville in the charming suburb of Franklin. (more...)

New Musical THE INTERNATIONALS Set for 'Music at I-House' Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

A fictitious Patti Lu Pone is the central character in The Internationals, a new musical by musical theater writer and comedienne Emily Rose Simons, directed by Alexander Notkin, and with musical direction by Kengchakaj Kengkarnka, which will be performed by residents of International House (I-House) on Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 PM as part of its new music performance series, Music at I-House: Then and Now. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Linda Eder, Mandy Gonzalez and More to Hit Feinstein's/54 Below This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

This March, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals with the Cast of ONE LAST THING (FOR NOW)
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Althea Theatre (There's No Place Like) present the world premiere of One Last Thing (For Now), inspired by love letters from times of conflict in different cultures and languages. The production, written and developed over the last two years by Lilac Yosiphon with the ensemble, is a universal look at the language of love, the wounds of war and everything in between. (more...)

NYTW Launches 2050 Fellowship for Aspiring Theatre Administrators
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the launch of the new 2050 Administrative Fellowship Program for aspiring theatre administrators. (more...)

Team Awesome Robot Presents World Premiere of THAT TRUE PHOENIX
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Team Awesome Robot will present the World Premiere of Daniel John Kelley's That True Phoenix, directed by Christopher Diercksen, April 22-May 7at the Access Theater (380 Broadway between White and Walker Streets, 4th floor) with performances on Friday, April 21, Saturday, April 22,Thursday, April 27, Friday, April 28, Saturday, April 29, Wednesday, May 3, Thursday, May 4, Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6 at 8pm, Sunday, April 23, April 30, and May 7 at 2pm. Tickets ($18) may be purchased in advance at http://thattruephoenix.brownpapertickets.com/ or by calling 1-800-838-3006.  (more...)

STAR WARS Celebration Orlando Kicks Off with Epic Tribute to Saga's 40th Anniversary
by Movies News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

A very special tribute to the 40th anniversary of STAR WARS will kick start Celebration Orlando in grand fashion. (more...)

DSM Announces Record Breaking 76 High Schools Participating In Its Awards Show & A Special Guest Appearance!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Zodiac at Neiman Marcus in downtown Dallas hosted a standing ovation party to kick off The 6th Annual Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards (DSM HSMTA) and College Scholarship program. Dallasite and two-time Tony Award® nominee Stark Sands was named this year's recipient of the Fullinwider Award honoring him for his roots and educational years in the Dallas theater community. Patterned after Broadway's Tony Awards®, DSM HSMTA celebrates the power of the arts to significantly improve all areas of education. (more...)

Catherine Zuber and Tony Straiges Among 2017 Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer CATHERINE ZUBER and legendary scenic designer TONY STRAIGES are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients which were just announced by Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. (more...)

First Look - HAN SOLO - A NEW STAR WARS STORY Begins Production
by Movies News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The adventure-filled past of the iconic scoundrel and everyone's favorite Wookiee is going before cameras this month when principal photography on the untitled HAN SOLO - A NEW STAR WARS STORY officially began February 20th at Pinewood Studios, London. (more...)

DISNEY PIXAR'S WALL•E & More Part of Freeform's March Funday Programming Event
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Spring is just around the corner, but before you go bouncing into the great outdoors, spend one last lazy weekend with Freeform's Funday programming event filled with your favorite animated classics, starting SATURDAY, MARCH 18, and continuing through SUNDAY, MARCH 19. (more...)

Choreographer Bianca Falco Aims to Raise Awareness of Italian Environmental Disaster
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

'Terra dei Fuochi / Land of Fires' is an environmental performance project blending modern dance, music and documentary theater to tell the story of Campania Felix, an area in Italy north of Naples that suffered devastating loss of life due to a scandal-ridden toxic waste disaster.  The piece is a three-person dance with multimedia drawn largely from life stories of mothers in the region whose children 'have become angels too quickly.' Accompanying the performance will be a booth providing information about Campania Felix and how it can be compared to others around the world. The aim is to provide further education in the increasing land and water contamination issues facing our global community. This world premiere is choreographed and directed and by Bianca Falco (Napoli, Campania - NYC) and composed by Alberto Falco (Napoli, Campania).  La MaMa will present the work's world premiere March 23 to April 2 in its First Floor Theater, 74A East Fourth Street. (more...)

Kritzerland to Present THE SONGS OF RUPERT HOLMES Featuring Holmes Himself
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

For the 75th Kritzerland show we are thrilled to present the amazing songs of the amazing Rupert Holmes. (more...)

SESAME STREET LIVE Takes the Stage in Columbus in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover's friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities from singing and dancing to sharing cookies. (more...)

The Old Vic to Present THE MISSING LIGHT Puppetry Show for Kids This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

As part of its programme for families, The Old Vic will present The Missing Light, an enchanting puppetry show for ages 7+ about hopes, dreams and true friendship, created by Mark Arends for Make Mend and Do. The production will run for 12 performances only, 23 Mar - 4 Apr 2017. (more...)

Dana Salim Announces BEAUTIFULLY DIFFERENT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

MCALLEN, Texas, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Dana Salim announced today that her latest children's picture book, Beautifully Different, will be released in April 2017, published by DS Publishing, LLC. It is the second book in the Yousuf's Everyday Adventures series. (more...)

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